Hiring: Manager, Philanthropy

Fulltime, Permanent 
Functional area: Development 
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 
Start date: as soon as possible

About Luminato  

Vibrant and celebratory; a global player; supporting artists and inspiring social change: these are just a few ways to describe the international event that is Luminato, a civically engaged festival dedicated to performance, media, and visual arts programming that cuts across traditional art-form boundaries. Since 2007, when it was launched to shine a spotlight on Toronto as a globally-connected city boasting an incredible tapestry of creativity, Luminato Festival Toronto has entertained millions of people with performances, events, and spectacles involving over 15,000 artists from more than 40 countries. 


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Application Formats

Applications can be in point form, through video and/or voice memos.

For those selected for an interview:

We believe in creating spaces where anyone can be involved, engaged, empowered, and inspired. Luminato adheres to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required. To request accommodations please email Project Manager, Executive Office, Sarah Yellin ([email protected]). 

Luminato is deeply committed to being accessible and anti-racist, both in the workplace and through the programming.  We are committed to amplifying QTBIPOC voices and enhancing accessibility on stage, for our audiences, and for our staff. Selection decisions are based solely on job-related factors. 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy, the Manager, Philanthropy, is an outstanding major gifts fundraiser who will be integral to increasing financial support of Luminato from individual and foundation donors and prospects. The successful candidate, will manage a portfolio of approximately 50 – 90 major donors and prospects ensuring they are stewarded effectively and remain engaged and committed to our mission. In addition, the Manager, Philanthropy will manage the development of a major gift pipeline which includes developing engaging cultivation and stewardship events; supervising the work of the Development Coordinator; and supporting the Director in offering the best in donor care to our supporters.  

What You’ll Do: 

The Candidate: 

We understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to cultivate all of the skills and experience required to fulfill the responsibilities of this role.  We encourage candidates to apply who see themselves as having a solid base skill set for the position and interested in learning new skills. 

What You Must Have: 

If Would Be Nice If You Had: 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Why Luminato? 

Want to learn more? Visit our website and learn more about our team. 

How to Apply 

Please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line: Manager, Philanthropy by 5pm on Thursday January 12th, 2022. 

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Luminato is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.