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Director of Development & Donor Relations

The Director of Development & Donor Relations reports to the Executive Director and serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic development decisions affecting the KWS.  This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the KWS’s fundraising and development activities, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.  The candidate will forge new relationships to build KWS’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  The Director of Development & Donor Relations will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances and partnerships by cultivating, soliciting and securing individual, corporate and foundation support.

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Telefunding Team Member

(8-20 hours/ week)

The Kitchener- Waterloo Symphony is hiring out-going, dynamic team members with either sales or fundraising experience and an outstanding telephone manner. Come and join a team of positive and passionate members who are striving to make a difference in the music world.

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About the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony: Formed in 1945, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is the cultural centerpiece of Waterloo Region. The orchestra comprises 52 professional musicians under full-time contract and plays over 100 performances of music from early Baroque composer Monteverdi through commissioned music by Arcade Fire bassist and Canadian composer Richard Reed Parry. The KWS is nationally praised for its performances, has an education program unparalleled for an organization of its size, and is heard regularly across Canada on CBC. KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater is one of North America’s most creative, dynamic, and engaging conductors. His innovative programming has earned him international acclaim, in particular for his Intersections series.