Fundraising Representative for Chicago Symphony
Delighted by Debussy?! Shimmying for Schubert? Bedazzled by Bach?! If you're carried away by concertos, come be a part of something great. Help keep the performing arts alive!
Average pay (base+ commission) is $20-$25 an hour.
If you believe that Music and the Arts are essential for both society and humanity, then DCM wants you to join our amazing fundraising team at the prestigious world-class Chicago Symphony. Our outreach directly supports the Chicago Symphony's highest standard of artistic excellence, as well as their transformative education and outreach programs -- and we’re looking to hire those who have the passion and conviction required for success.
YOU MUST BE: charismatic, reliable, persistent, and enthusiastic for this crucial mission. You must also be able to read from a script confidently and naturally, and be receptive to ongoing coaching. This is a FUNDRAISING position, not a customer service job -- you need to be able to turn a NO into a YES, and have what it takes to CLOSE GIFTS over the phone.
- A background in classical music or the performing arts is required, and sales or fundraising experience preferred
- Basic computer literacy and a professional phone manner
- If hired, must be available for paid training week of 11/14/22
- Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, including evenings Mon-Thurs, and daytimes both Friday and Saturday **FRIDAY SHIFT REQUIRED FOR NEW HIRES**
- Available shifts: Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri 11am-3pm CST
NO COLD CALLING! NO COLD CALLING! NO COLD CALLING! You’ll be calling Chicago Symphony audience members and donors.$$$ Base Hourly Wage, PLUS COMMISSIONS and BONUSES $$$
You must be working from one of the following cities and states to be eligible: Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts.
We work YEAR ROUND, successful fundraisers will be given opportunities to work on other campaigns!
Call the Recruitment Assistant @ 646-494-7670. You MUST leave a message with your name, phone number, email address, qualifications, and why this position interests you. We will return your call. IMPORTANT: due to multiple campaigns recruiting, YOU MUST STATE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY TELEFUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN in order to direct your application to the appropriate managers!
"The cream rises to the top" - WE RECOGNIZE OUR BEST EMPLOYEES who’re looking for a career in advocacy, fundraising, and ticket sales! High potential for management training: manage offices or lead other campaigns!