Employment Opportunity: Seminary Seeks Professional to Help with Arvo Pärt Project

The Arvo Pärt Project (APP) at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is seeking a 20–40 hour per week fundraising professional to explore and secure donations for a high–profile, short-term project, developed by SVOTS faculty members Dr. Nicholas Reeves and Dr. Peter Bouteneff. Together with seminary Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, they held an initial meeting with famed Estonian Orthodox composer Arvo Pärt in December 2011 at the International Arvo Pärt Centre near Tallinn, Estonia, which resulted in plans for a lasting collaboration between the center and St. Vladimir's, comprised of several components, including a concert and lecture series and a series of publications. 

Arvo Pärt, whose works rank him as the 3rd-most performed living composer globally, is an Orthodox Christian of Estonian nationality - See more at: http://www.svots.edu/headlines/st-vladimir%E2%80%99s-offers-public-eveni... 2011 faculty from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and Pärt have been collaborating on a project that seeks to define the nexus between the composer's spiritual ground and his creative artistry, particularly his use of Eastern Christian spirituality. Both Pärt and the seminary share a common faith and spiritual heritage in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition. 

The fundraising professional's responsibilities will include:

  • Finding new donors and follow up on existing prospects, while creating and implementing fundraising strategies with the assistance of the existing APP team and under the direction of the team leader;
  • Written, phone, and face–to–face contact with prospects to secure donations and pledges (ability to travel required); and
  • The ability to hit the ground running and work within the tight time–frame of the project.
Read the job description and find contact information on the SVOTS Employment Opportunities page.