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Olney Theatre Center is seeking an Institutional Giving Manager who will raise funds from foundations, corporations and government sources in support of our extraordinary productions and inspired educational programs. The successful candidate will have a passion for theatre, excellent writing and organizational skills, good judgment, and will be happy in a fast-paced, creative environment. Experience working in developing funding support for the arts is preferred.

The Institutional Giving Manager will:

  • Develop and implement strategies for securing gifts and grants from foundation, corporate and government sources;
  • Build relationships with foundation and corporate donors;
  • Explore, discover, and pursue new funding opportunities from foundations and corporations;
  • Stay on top of application and reporting deadlines.

In addition, Olney Theatre Center's Institutional Giving Manager will:

  • Be on hand to support Development and Theatre initiatives, such as Opening Night Celebrations and Season Announcements;
  • Become a valued contributor to the writing team, pitching in on annual reports, departmental reports and board updates;
  • Work closely with our Finance Department to prepare financial reports and other information for grant and income tracking, analysis, and budgeting;
  • Providing mentoring and support to Olney Theatre Center apprentices;
  • Represent Olney Theatre Center to funders and in the community as needed;
  • Participate in initiatives and events related to the Theatre’s mission


  • Minimum three years fundraising/non-profit experience or combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to write and edit persuasively and creatively on issues related to the performing arts and arts education;
  • Strong attention to details;
  • Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, ability to interact with donors and ability to represent the organization with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality;
  • Passion for performing arts is strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or other fundraising software is strongly preferred;


  • Full-time position with industry competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Health Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, No phone calls, please.


Part-Time Opportunities

There are currently no part-time opportunities available.


Olney Theatre Center Institute Advanced Training Program

Each class of full-time apprenticeships plays an essential role in Olney Theatre Center (OTC) operations. Working in every department of production, apprenticeships will learn standards of professionalism while building their resumes and/or portfolios, making them more marketable to future employers.

OTC Apprenticeships offer emerging theatre artists a bridge between the university and the profession. The apprenticeship aims to develop each individual’s skill and knowledge of the professional theatre world through hands-on work in a professional theatre.

Apprenticeships work alongside production staff and directly with visiting directors and designers on various productions in a variety of spaces. From a one-man show performed in a black box to a full-scale, main stage musical, OTC produces a range of theatrical productions.

Each participant will explore his or her chosen discipline (lights, costumes, etc.) while exploring other interests within the theatre. However, acceptance of an apprenticeship requires a full-time commitment. Due to the variable and extended hours of the program and the nature of theatre work, outside employment is not possible.

Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.

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