• Corporate Giving Manage

    Posted: 10/30/2022

    For 27 years, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas (“Arts & Ideas”) has inspired and delighted audiences with an annual program of over 200 performing arts and humanities events year-round, at least 80% of which are free.

    Focused events in June range from world and nationally-renowned speakers sharing the stage with critical local voices for discussions on democracy, to jazz concerts, theatrical performances, dance; takeout mixology classes; bike and walking tours; and live, individual performances by local on-call artists on front lawns and sidewalks throughout the area.


    Year-round programs include special town-hall events, a fellowship program for youth, planning and implementing mini-festivals in New Haven’s culturally-rich neighborhoods, participation in the NEA Big Read, and our annual Visionary Leadership Award program.


    Job Summary:

    The Corporate Relations Manager plays a pivotal role, developing and strengthening financial support from corporate partners through sponsorship opportunities of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.  


    • Sustains existing relationships and builds new relationships with corporate partners.  
    • Actively represents Arts & Ideas at corporate functions.  
    • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to ensure corporate sponsor recognition in Arts & Ideas collateral.  


    A full job description can be accessed here.


    Skills, Knowledge:

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience in fundraising, sales, marketing or other area demonstrating high levels of customer service, accuracy, and organizational skill.
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
    • Experience soliciting corporate/business support through sponsorships of $5,000+
    • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of donors, staff and volunteers.
    • Experience with CRM/database system or willingness to learn
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a plus, but not required
    • Experience working in Greater New Haven market sought, but not required
    • New Haven residents encouraged to apply
    • Ability to attend occasional weekend and evening events. 
    • Ability to attend events in and around Greater New Haven. 



    • Full Time
    • Exempt
    • $60,000 per year


    A note that Arts & Ideas programs in a seasonal fashion.  With that, the months of April to July traditionally have heavier workloads than other months.  In this period, some night and weekend hours may be required. 


    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, transgender status, gender identity or expression, marital or pregnancy status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, military status, lawful source of income, sexual orientation or physical disability, or any other class of persons or categories protected by law.


    The Festival believes in centering Black and Brown communities that are targeted and abused by unjust systems of oppression. The Festival stands in solidarity with the communities, artists, and speakers with whom it collaborates and pledges that its support extends beyond the Festival’s performance dates. The Festival will do everything it can to help dismantle systematic racism and raises its voice with those in the community who are already engaged in this vital work. The Festival commits to working alongside the community to create transformative change in New Haven.