Development Director

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premiere professional theatre located in Sarasota, FL seeks a creative and dynamic development director to provide leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of all fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include developing and nurturing relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, board members and volunteers; working closely with the Producing Artistic Director, Managing Director and Board to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization and the endowment and capital campaign; acting as motivating leader for the development staff; working collaboratively across the organization to gain cooperation, influence and success in building initiatives.

Candidates should have at least 5 years experience in not-for-profit management/fundraising, excellent people skills in all social strata, communication, writing, organizational, computer and database management skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications are only accepted through our online portal at:

Director of Development

PlayMakers is seeking a Director of Development to lead the efforts of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s (PRC) and the Department of Dramatic Art’s (DDA) to secure external funding from individual donors, foundations, and corporations for its programs and works to establish and achieve financial goals. The position coordinates prospecting and fundraising efforts with the Arts and Sciences Foundation team and reports both to the PRC Managing Director and the Associate Dean and Senior Director at the Arts and Sciences Foundation.

Candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience. Successful candidates will have the experience, maturity, and judgment needed to provide evidence-based guidance to staff, proven success in securing large contributions from individual donors, a high comfort-level interacting with senior level executives and people of wealth, and a fearless but smart in the ability to ask for gifts and to position others to ask for gifts, among other qualifications. Experience in higher education fundraising and in fundraising for a theater or arts organization strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred.

Application Deadline: September 17, 2018

Capital Campaign Manager - Norfolk, VA

Virginia Stage Company seeks a highly motivated, skilled and experienced fundraising professional to join the VSC team. S/He will work in close partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, Managing Director and an engaged and energized Board to complete the second phase of the company’s Capital Campaign (~$2M). The qualified candidate will support high artistic standards, strengthening connections with the Hampton Roads community and successfully engage loyal and growing audiences. This position presents an opportunity for the right candidate to join the Senior Staff of one of Norfolk’s most important cultural assets, a leading non-profit currently celebrating 40 years of theatre-making.

The Capital Campaign Manager will serve as the lead strategist and will be responsible for articulating, planning and overseeing the implementation of the strategic direction for a comprehensive second phase of the company’s Capital Campaign. The CCM has primary responsibility for developing prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies. S/He is expected to cultivate and solicit major gifts ($10,000+) from key prospects, as part of an ambitious development plan.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, prospect identification, research, solicitation and stewardship; design, oversight, and implementation of all Capital Campaign initiatives, with a keen focus on achieving departmental goals.