Development Director—Position Profile
Tennessee Repertory Theatre has a position in our professional regional theatre for an inspired and energetic Development Director. Tennessee Rep is a small to midsized organization dedicated to providing illuminating artistic experiences and exciting entertainment through the dynamic connection unique to live theatre.
The Development Director is responsible for raising approximately $800K a year through grants, individual-giving, sponsorships and events. The position reports to and works closely with the Producing Artistic Director on grant development and building strategies for donor cultivation. This position demands collaboration with a close-knit staff, but in particular with the Marketing Director with whom the Development Director works in partnership under an “Audience Development” umbrella. An Audience Relations Assistant is shared between the two Directors.
We seek a fundraising professional with a background in the arts, who is ready to dedicate him or herself to our mission. The position requires superior written and oral communication skills, experience with database management and an aptitude for building interpersonal relationships with donors. A Bachelor’s Degree and minimum three years as a successful fundraiser preferred. We value dedication, kindness, passion, and grace-under-pressure. Salary is competitive with non-profit theaters of our size. For more information: Click here for more details.
To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to René D. Copeland, Producing Artistic Director by email only—firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the Subject line as “Development Director.” Calls will not be accepted.