At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942

Career Opportunites

Associate Development Director: Endowment & Planned Giving

Position Overview:
This position is directly involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective planned giving and endowment donors as well as select major donors. The position will oversee and conduct Village Theatre’s Endowment Campaign and a variety of fundraising activities in order to secure support through wills, bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities and other planned/deferred gift arrangements. The Associate Development Director: Endowment & Planned Giving will manage a personal portfolio of individuals and will be called upon to engage and collaborate with Village Theatre’s board of directors, executive committee, leadership staff, and other volunteers as opportunities arise. The Associate Development Director: Endowment & Planned Giving must be able to effectively communicate the mission, values and scope of Village Theatre and all of its programs: Mainstage, Village Originals, KIDSTAGE, and Pied Piper. This position is responsible for further developing and implementing Village Theatre’s endowment and planned giving plans in collaboration and coordination with all solicitation and stewardship strategies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Village Theatre’s Director of Development and Executive Producer to create and execute strategies and perform planned gift activities.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual prospects capable of planned gifts at all levels with an emphasis on gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Have 100+ prospective and current donor solicitation visits per year.
  • Lead donor cultivation initiatives applying best practices and utilizing Endowment Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Producer, Director of Development, and all Development staff, and other Village Theatre colleagues as needed.
  • Demonstrate, or a willingness to lean, an understanding of advanced gift planning vehicles and communicate opportunities for asset-based planning as documented by proposals submitted, secured planned gifts, and involvement of senior leadership on complex gift opportunities.
  • Prepare calculations and illustrations, draft proposal letters and letters of explanation for donors and obtain needed internal and external advice and assistance on behalf of Village Theatre
  • Work with the Director of Development and the development team to develop and implement all marketing strategies and plans for Endowment and Planned Giving.
  • Work with Chair of the Endowment Committee to plan meetings of the Committee
  • Prepare monthly report for staff leadership, Endowment Committee, Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.
  • Attend and participate in other Board and Committee meetings as required.
  • Serve as principal liaison to the current endowment committee; and any future planned giving committee, consultants, or contractors, institutional investment professionals, including Village Theatre’s Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Build relationships with Allied Professionals. Function as an ambassador to the wealth and estate planning and non-profit legal community, as well as the community at large during education and community engagement programs and external and planned giving seminars.
  • Work with Village Theatre’s Director of Finance to manage the probate process where Village Theatre is a named beneficiary.
  • Work with Village Theatre’s Donor Services and Database Specialist to preserve all endowment and planned gift data in Village Theatre’s patron and donor database (Theatre Manager) and produce relevant and effective reports.
  • Organize, in conjunction with the development team, donor endowment and planned giving events and work with the Development Team to secure potential sponsorships of events.
  • Attend Village Theatre’s annual fundraising events and backstage parties to cultivate, prospect, and steward major donor relationships.
  • Act as, or be willing to obtain the education to be the organizations expert on planned giving trends and tax law as it pertains to endowment and planned giving.
  • Based on knowledge, or future education, when appropriate provide expertise on non-profit corporate law as it relates to endowments and planned giving, or development activities.
  • Seek professional growth and contribute to the professional growth of others in regards to endowment, planned giving, and major gifts.
  • Regularly participate in professional development programs, particularly focused on life income arrangements, complex assets, charitable tax law and IRS regulations to strengthen and expand knowledge base and the knowledge base of the entire development department.
  • Share best practices, train, and mentor others on senior staff and in the development department by overseeing and developing ongoing planned giving training

Education and/or Equivalent Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the field of performing arts or nonprofit management
  • Experience, or a willingness to learn, applicable business and tax law for endowments and planned giving
  • Be willing to become a Certified specialist in planned giving; being Certified already is a plus

Work Experience:

  • 4-6 years of fundraising experience with major donors required
  • Successful track record in closing six figure gifts is preferred
  • Proven success in creating and executing work plans

Physical Ability:

  • • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be self-motivated, and have strong judgement.
  • Be adept at working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in cultivating and building donors/supporters relationships.
  • Experience in building relationships across s an organization to support the delivery of plans and objectives; as well as working with and motivating volunteers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a broad range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with individuals at all levels of an organization.
  • Experience with setting and working to budgets and deadlines.
  • Administrative skills, including budgeting, public relations, letter writing, contracting, and vendor relations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a broad range of people.
  • Computer experience with databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and internet research.
  • Competent with MS Office particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Competent use of donor and auction databases – Village Theatre uses Theatre Manager and Auction Maestro Pro.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of job assignments
  • Experience of setting and working to budgets and deadlines.
  • A commitment to team work and the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings will be required.

To apply:
For best consideration, please send resume and cover letter to Frank Stilwagner, Director of Development with the subject line “Endowment & Planned Giving Associate Director”. Position will remain open until filled.

Audience Services Representative - Group Sales Coordinator

Position Overview:
This position will be a member of the Issaquah Box Office staff and would work approximately 20 hours a week in standard Box Office shifts, while the other 20 hours would be dedicated toward group sales outreach for both Issaquah and Everett. This position would also be connected to the marketing team and attend Marketing as well as Box Office meetings.

Provide customer service and ticket fulfillment to Village Theatre’s customers. Generate ticket sales revenue by coordinating, executing, and growing group sales initiatives. The position is full-time non-exempt, with time split between Audience Services and Group Sales duties as assigned.

Audience Services:

  • Handles large volume of in-bounds sales, exchanges and inquires with the highest level of courtesy and professionalism.
  • Sells new and renewing subscriptions, single tickets, gift certificates, and memberships.
  • Provides helpful information regarding performances, pricing options, parking, directions, local restaurants and seating for patrons with disabilities.
  • Assists with patron relations and resolves complex patron inquiries and complaints by phone.
  • Maintains familiarity with subscription and single ticket marketing initiatives, patron loyalty programs, donor benefits, Village Theatre events and website.
  • Provides concierge services before performances and during intermissions to warmly greet and engage patrons and get them excited about our productions, as well as provide normal Box Office services.
  • Covers Box Office duties at First Stage performances, both for KIDSTAGE and Village Original productions.
  • Attends all Mainstage productions preferably during the Friends and Family preview or opening week.
  • Guides patrons though their online interactions.
  • Keeps up a professional appearance in dress and attitude, and has a general appreciation for and understanding of live theatre.
  • Acts as primary liaison with group leaders throughout entire sales process, including ticket pick-up, on-site support, and customer service follow up
  • Builds customer accounts in ticketing database, sells tickets, manages invoices, and processes payments
  • Responds to patron questions in a timely manner and initiate upsell opportunities
  • Facilitates the printing and mailing of group tickets and sales materials
  • Establishes corporate “super group” rates, policies, and outreach methods for single tickets as well as subscriptions
  • Updates and maintains policies for group sales to ensure consistent excellent service, with appropriate benefits and guidelines
  • Participates in management and analysis of patron and sales data in Theatre Manager and provide regular reporting on group sales progress
  • Coordinates logistics of auxiliary programming related to group sales, including post-show discussions, restaurant recommendations, study guides, etc.
  • Assists in creating and executing a strategic plan for growing group ticket sales revenue through direct mail, email, and outbound calling
  • Researches and identifies new audience segments and plans/executes marketing campaigns to increase sales opportunities
  • Assists in crafting and executing annual group sales communications plan
  • Assists in planning, production, and distribution of group sales promotional materials
  • Attends neighborhood, chamber of commerce, and other relevant events to connect with prospects and establish relationships/network with professionals who can assist in securing group sales
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Sales and Audience Services

Work Experience:

  • 1 to 2 years related experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Sales experience, preferably in theatre, performing arts or tourism/travel industry, preferred. Group sales experience a plus
  • Commitment to superior customer service with strong problem-solving skills. Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to juggle several tasks while answering phone calls.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a small office
  • Ability to adjust priorities and assignments to meet patron and company needs
  • Comfortable and familiar with computers and most basic software, and capable of learning new ticketing and CRM systems quickly. Previous ticketing experience is helpful.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Pleasant and clear speaking voice both in person and over the phone, as well as clean and clear handwriting.
  • Good communication skills with a positive, friendly, and outgoing personality
  • Professional, friendly manner and ability to comfortably interface with a wide range of people, both internal and external
  • Hourly with an average of 35-40 hours a week.
  • Flexibility in work times is a must, including day, nights and weekends.

To apply:
For best consideration, please send resume and cover letter to with the subject line “ASR/Group Sales”. Position will remain open until filled. Please no in-person or over-the-phone applications will be accepted.

Telesales Team Member

The Village Theatre is hiring for its telephone fundraising and subscription campaign. Join a wonderful and successful campaign as we market fundraising opportunities and season tickets. This is a great position for an experienced caller or someone interested in getting their foot in the door at a non-profit or arts organization. Pay is $12/hr + generous bonuses. Top callers make $20+/hr. We work from the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., 20 hours a week.

We offer a supportive and positive environment with complementary tickets occasionally available. Work for an organization that enriches the community. Prior outbound sales or non-profit phone experience preferred. To apply, email resume and/or short cover letter. Top candidates will be contacted via email. No phone calls please.

Audience Services Representative - Everett
Reports to: Everett Box Office Manager and Assistant Box Office Manager

Job Summary: Village Theatre is looking for a friendly, reliable, detail-oriented person to work in the Everett Box Office. Job is part time up to 20hrs/week. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. EEO


Sell tickets and provide accurate records of sales and deposits while maintaining a positive image of Village Theatre. Work as a team within the Box Office and within the entire organization to provide superior service for Village Theatre patrons and to support each department.


  • Provide excellent customer service and accurate information to all patrons and visitors in a friendly manner.
  • Handle customer complaints or refer them to appropriate personnel.
  • Understand and operate Theatre Manager ticketing software to sell tickets, make exchanges, and access and update customer information.
  • Take and process single and season ticket orders for all Village Theatre events, as well as rental events at the Everett Performing Arts Center, and record the desired marketing and mailing information.
  • Accurately handle purchases and redemptions of gift certificates.
  • Keep complete and accurate hard copies of season ticket information.
  • Assist the Box Office Manager and Assistant Box Office Manager in the preparation and mailing of season tickets.
  • During subscription season, file subscription forms daily and ensure that all filed forms have been processed.
  • Count and balance checks, cash, and credit cards at the close of each day. Run End of Day reports.
  • Ensure that till(s) have been counted and initialed as counted at the close of each business day.
  • Keep the Box Office secure at all times and allow only authorized personnel in the Box Office.
  • Prepare House Manager Report immediately following the start of each performance.
  • Perform other duties as required by Box Office Manager, Assistant Box Office Manager, or General Manager.

To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Box Office Audience Services Representative.” No phone calls please.

KIDSTAGE Music Directors, Everett

We are currently looking for Music Directors for our classes and camps.

KIDSTAGE camps encourage collaboration, teamwork and communication, respect for self and others, healthy and constructive behavior choices, as well as build self-esteem & confidence.

KIDSTAGE Music Directors work in a fun and professional environment helping students learn music, proper technique, and strengthening the vocal instrument. Strong piano skills are required.

Please send cover letter, resume, salary history, and references to:

Mauri Zingarelli
KIDSTAGE Interim Education Programs Manager
2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
or by email

Summer Arts Education Internship - Issaquah & Everett

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE seeks students 18 years of age and above for internships in our classrooms for summer 2017. KIDSTAGE Internship programs support the development of outstanding theatre professionals by providing a structured program of training, coursework, and extensive progressive in-class and hands-on learning experiences. Designed to prepare students for careers in theatre arts, internships translate the KIDSTAGE philosophy of “Skills for Theatre … Skills for Life” into classroom technique.

Internship programs are available in Issaquah and Everett Washington and include:

  • A customized learning plan
  • 20–40 hours per week spent in the classroom assisting an experienced theatre arts educator.
  • Strong and consistent mentorship by a theatre professional
  • A progressive learning experience that can potentially lead to paid positions
  • Teaching skills applicable to career opportunities
  • The promotion of positive values through art
  • Some internships include a stipend to reimburse expenses depending on schedule or program

To Apply:
Please complete the online application form

Village Theatre

303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027

2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Admin Office:
(425) 392-1942

Fax: (425) 391-3242


Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600



Sign Up for Enews!


  • Arts Fund
  • Microsoft
  • Seattle Times

  • Shubert Foundation
  • United Airlines
  • Snohomish County Tourism

© 1979-2017 Village Theatre. All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Press Room | Board Member Login

Seattle website development. Swell Media Design

Village Theatre. All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Press Room | Board Member Login
Seattle website development. Swell Media Design