Job Opening: Development Coordinator

Job Description

The Development Coordinator will be responsible for acting as a community ambassador for the Kingston Theatre Alliance and The Kick & Push Festival through the development, planning, and execution of the initial stages of a year-round development plan to both strengthen the organization’s relationships with existing funders, and identify and pursue new fundraising and sponsorship opportunities. This role can be done in a hybrid work environment until the Festival start in July, at which point the role requires being on-site in Kingston, ON until the completion of the Festival in late August.


  • Managing and maintaining existing donor and sponsor relationships and collaborations.
  • Identifying and pursuing new sources of funding and sponsorship.
  • Assisting the Artistic Producer and Associate Artistic Producer in the creation of a development plan for the KTA with primary focus on K&P.
  • Building relationships with local businesses and organizations, acting as a community ambassador for the organization.
  • Attend all K&P performances and events, actively building in-person relationships with Festival attendees and supporters.
  • Working with the Marketing Director and Associate Artistic Producer to ensure a master list of sponsors is kept up to date.
  • Assisting where needed regarding other fundraising, grant writing, community, and sponsorship activities.
  • Attending biweekly in-person meetings with Festival stakeholders as needed.
  • Participating in regular online team meetings in advance of and during the Festival.


  • Completed or in-progress post-secondary degree or diploma, in fundraising, marketing, corporate communications, theatre, arts administration or business administration.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with attention to details.
  • Ability to work in both a small collaborative team environment and also independently.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; evening and weekend work at events will be required, in particular during the Festival in July and August.
  • Proven project management skills with planning and follow-up experience.
  • Strong strategic planning and critical-thinking skills.
  • Passion for live performance and a desire to inspire community engagement with theatre and other forms of live performance in Kingston.


These are paid positions funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applicants must be aged 15-30 years old at the start of employment. They must also be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Dates: 30 hours weekly over 9 weeks with possibility of contract extension.
Compensation: $20.60/hour.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to in PDF format. The deadline to submit is May 10th, 2024 at 11:59 PM EDT. The start date will be late May/early June.

The KTA is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible application process. If we can assist you in your application and answer questions about the position, Kingston Theatre Alliance, or The Kick & Push Festival, please reach out to

The Kingston Theatre Alliance is an umbrella organization that serves to support artist organizations and individual artists within the Southeastern Ontario region. 

Equity and supporting LGBTQIA2S+ and IBPOC art, and art by persons with disabilities and/or who are neurodivergent is very important to the KTA. We encourage applications from IBPOC youth, youth with disabilities, and youth of all sexual orientations and gender expressions/identities.