JOB DESCRIPTION: The Development Director at the Garfield Center for the Arts oversees all aspects of fundraising for the theater. This is a part-time position reporting to the Executive Director, and its hours and schedule may vary weekly based on meetings, grant due dates and special events. Occasional weekend work may be required.



  • Grant Writing
  • Research donation programs and opportunities available through local, state and federal programs
  • Write and submit grant proposals
  • Fulfill reporting requirements of grant giving organizations
  • Donor and Sponsor Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship
  • Develop and organize all aspects of the theatre’s fundraising programs
  • Research and identify potential donors and sponsors and implement strategies to foster positive relationships
  • Establish and maintain friendly business communications with donors and sponsors
  • Plan and execute community outreach, community partner, and other special events
  • Work in conjunction with marketing contractor to create and disseminate outreach materials, including an e-newsletter and the annual theatre playbill
  • Database Management
  • Maintain donor profiles and track donor communications and meetings in the theatre’s ticketing and donor database
  • Track donations and analyze data


  • 3 years of fundraising or administrative experience
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent technology skills, including a working knowledge of G Suite and/or Microsoft Suite
  • Experience using a CRM database preferred
  • Ability to work as part of a team


The position is open and available for immediate employment. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and at least three references by Friday, January 26, 2021, to

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