Manager of Special Events

MALVERN 19355, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

People’s Light, a non-profit professional theatre located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, seeks a highly motivated and detailed-oriented individual to manage its special events programs. Working with the Director of Development, this individual will direct all aspects of two major annual fundraising activities – a fall Golf Classic and a spring Gala/Auction – and smaller events as needed.

This position is ideal for a development professional with enthusiasm for the arts, excellent interpersonal and project management skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and follow the special events calendar and monitor special events fundraising objectives
  • Work with committees for both the Golf Classic and the Auction/Gala and empower members to be engaged in the fundraising and constituency-building objectives of each event
  • Work with committee members to secure multiple event sponsorships and attractive items for both silent and live auctions
  • Manage all event logistics (i.e., food and beverage, location identification (golf), entertainment, event program, etc.)
  • Direct the design and content for event communications and programs

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a 4-member development team and collaboratively across departments
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a goal- and deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • High level of proficiency in working with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Tessitura or similar fundraising database desired
  • Experience with Canva and GiveSmart a plus
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours required



  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of four to five years or work in development and special events or equivalent.



To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jane P. Moss, Director of Development at

People’s Light is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.


Contact: Jane P. Moss

Phone: 6106471900



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