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The Great Arizona Puppet Theater (GAPT) is a nonprofit organization with a beautiful, historic building located in central Phoenix. The mission of GAPT is: to advance and promote the art of puppetry; to celebrate the great state of Arizona—its culture, heritage and ecology—through the art of puppetry; to educate children and their families; and to make a positive impact on the cultural climate of Arizona

The vision is to be recognized as one of the premiere puppet theaters in America and an essential part of Arizona’s cultural community

This is a full time salaried position with two main functions that work hand-in-hand to grow the financial strength and brand awareness of the company. It is a great opportunity for a self-starter to grow their communications and fundraising skills in tandem.



Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Coordinate GAPT’s marketing and communications plan and help to generate new goals for developing brand awareness
Create and maintain marketing and promotional content (print and digital)
Manage email communication with patrons and donors
Manage all social media assets (currently Facebook and Instagram)
Promote the organization through social media and other initiatives
Maintain website operations along with the webmaster
Ensure ongoing improvements of website

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Oversee Donor database management
Manage and largely execute all annual fund cultivation
Manage grant acquisition from letters or inquiry to final reporting
Seek out new funding opportunities
Maintain and strengthen relationships with current funders
Maintain regular donor communication
Oversee data management for grant reporting

You are a good fit if you have:

A bachelor’s in communications, marketing, nonprofit leadership, or any related field OR an equal amount of professional experience in those areas
A passion for our mission
Strong writing and communication skills
Ability to create high quality print and digital marketing content
Familiarity with online marketing strategies
Ability to represent the organization to funders and communicate our mission
Self-motivation and great organizational skills
Willingness to work in a small organization of committed people who share responsibilities

Additional skills are a plus, but not required:

Some CRM and donor database knowledge (such as Constant Contact or Little Green Light)
Experience working in small organizations and arts nonprofits
Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Benefits include:

$35,000 – $40,000 starting salary range
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Paid parental leave
Flexible work environment, work from home ability
Professional development opportunities paid by the theater

As you consider this position, please keep in mind that we are a small but mighty team. All staff members wear many hats and you will have assistance from your team members and occasional interns as needed. This role has the opportunity to grow the financial strength of the organization and therefore the salary base and team as a whole.

GAPT is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our community. We strongly encourage applicants who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Additionally, we encourage applications from recent graduates.

COVID-19 vaccine required.


Organization/Company: Great Arizona Puppet Theater
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
How to Apply: Your application should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “Marketing and Development Manager.” Please include the following:
A resume demonstrating your past experience and skills
A cover letter, short video, or any other way you’d like to introduce yourself to us and express why you’d like to join our team
A writing sample and/or an example of recent work to date

Interviews will begin on November 1, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.