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Community Director
Princeton, NJ
Princeton Garden Theatre, Inc.
Full Time
Posted January 11, 2024
The Community Director will work in partnership with the Executive Director and Development Director to increase the prominence of the Garden Theatre within the greater Princeton community. Specifically, they will assist in forging stronger local ties with donors, members, and corporate partners and grow revenue streams from each. The Community Director will work in coordination with the Garden Theatre staff and Renew Theaters management team to manage community relationships.

The ideal candidate is organized, attentive to detail, has experience with nonprofit operations, fundraising, event planning, and has a strong understanding of the Princeton community, with regard to the goals of the position. Should have exemplary communication skills and an outgoing, enthusiastic demeanor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as primary point of contact for major donor outreach and stewardship;
Undertake donor and board member cultivation;
Assist with maintenance of contacts and active database of members, donors, prospects, sponsors, and important constituents of the Princeton Garden Theatre through Donor Perfect;
Periodically report updates of activities and plans for the future;
Undertake grant identification and grant writing;
Undertake development and implementation of Garden Theatre Corporate Giving program;
Attend local nonprofit and community events as representative of the Garden;
Help organize, plan, and execute an annual Garden Theatre Award Ceremony and Presentation;
Help organize, plan, and execute annual Hollywood Awards Celebration;
Help organize, plan, and execute various donor receptions and events;
Attend board meetings;
Introduce public events, as needed;
Maintain self and undertaking of position in full compliance with the Employee Manual as constituted at initial employment and as may be amended or replaced during term of employment;
Other responsibilities as assigned.


Be an engaging, effective, innovative, dynamic team member who is strategic and fosters collaboration. This individual will need to be able to demonstrate the use of best practice strategies associated with all aspects of Fundraising and Development;
Demonstrate solid judgment, exercising a high-level of confidentiality, integrity, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with sensitive fundraising and donor information;
Have strong working knowledge of the Princeton area and constituencies;
Demonstrate experience of meaningful length in development or fundraising and a successful track record of donor cultivation and philanthropic growth;
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, values, goals, and programs of the Princeton Garden Theatre and Renew Theaters;
Demonstrate ability to organize or support in-person events;
Demonstrate clear communication and organizational skills, both with regard to donor outreach, management, record keeping, implementation, and patron outreach;
Demonstrate a proven ability to work independently and proactively address issues;
Familiarity with DonorPerfect, a plus;
Interest in film and the arts, a plus.

About the Princeton Garden Theatre
The Garden Theatre is Princeton’s original cinema, built in 1920. The Garden was reborn as a nonprofit, member-supported organization in 2014. Over 10 years of operation, the community-based Garden has increased the theater’s prominence within Princeton, presenting curated programs including award-winning contemporary features, independent gems, repertory classics, cult favorites, works of local filmmakers, community partnerships, and educational events and discussions. The Garden’s programs have expanded the cultural offerings within Princeton and work to cement cinema as the defining art form of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

About Renew Theaters, Inc.
Renew Theaters, Inc. is a nonprofit management organization with over thirty years of experience. Renew operates four nonprofit, community-based, historic, small-town movie theaters: the Princeton Garden Theatre (Princeton, NJ), the County Theater (Doylestown, PA), the Ambler Theater (Ambler, PA), and the Hiway Theater (Jenkintown, PA). Each theater features first-run, curated films and special programming including classic cinema, international films, family programming, film discussions, and other special recurring and stand-alone series.

Renew Theaters is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Renew Theaters believes each employee deserves to be treated with respect and that all employment-related decisions should be made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, military status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. We strive to achieve a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive workplace environment, and encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply to join our team.

How To Apply

Pay Type: Salary Job Status: Full Time, Annual, Exempt Salary: $65,000-$90,000 Benefits: Paid holidays, parental leave, and vacation on a graduated scale based on years of service; Health plan, which includes vision and dental. Family health plan also available for an additional cost; 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer contribution. Location/Schedule: This is an in-person position in Princeton, NJ, with occasional opportunity for remote work. Regular office hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm, with regular evening and weekend commitments for fundraising events, special screenings, and cultivation and stewardship of supporters. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Chris Collier, Executive Director via email to with your name and “Community Director” in the subject line. Please also mention where you heard about the position.