IMPORTANT NOTE: The Garfield Center for the Arts has employed a Development Director for several years, and it has been performed in both full time and part time capacities during that time. We currently prefer that the position is full time, but we are looking for the best candidate and fit for the organization, and that person may only be able to give part time hours to the job. Below is a job description for the full time version of the job. A part time version of the job would be negotiated for its scope of responsibilities and time commitment. A full time Development Director would be salaried while the part time position would be paid by the hour. Please indicate if you are applying for a full time or a part time position in your application for the position.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Development Director at the Garfield Center for the Arts oversees all aspects of fundraising for the theater. This position reports to the Executive Director, and its hours and schedule may occasionally vary based on meetings, grant due dates and special events. Established office hours and occasional weekend work may be necessary.
● General and Project Fundraising
○ Seek established and new avenues of revenue to improve the organization’s finance performance
     ○ Organize efforts for specific fundraising needs, such as facility or capital projects
● 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
     ○ Seek new funding opportunities
● 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 with the marketing contractor to create and disseminate outreach materials and the annual 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
● Established 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 before Monday, February 19, 2024, to Or, if you prefer to mail it, send to Steven Arnold, Executive Director, Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.