Director of Development – Signature Theater Company

WHO: Signature Theater Company

SEEKING: Signature Theatre at the newly opened Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center seeks a highly skilled and seasoned development professional to lead its growing fundraising program as Director of Development.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Individual will drive a strategic program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward capital and annual donors to expand support for the theatre. Focus will be on major gifts, annual giving, institutional giving and events.

REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidate will have experience working with people on all levels of an arts organization including board members, staff and artists. Director will manage a team of six and report to the Executive Director. Superior writing and communication skills are required along with a minimum of 3 years of proven fund raising experience and management of a development team; and a Bachelor’s degree. Proficiency in Tessitura (or comparable fundraising software); and knowledge of/passion for theater is preferable.

WHEN: This is a full-time position starting immediately.

PAY: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, FSA and 401k plan.

HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter, resume and writing sample with references to Please put ‘Director of Development’ in the subject line. E.O.E. No phone calls please. For more information on Signature, please visit