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Manship Theatre: Director of Development

September 15, 2022 12:31 PM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

Job purpose: To secure fundraising that supports the vision and the growth of Manship Theatre. Details include cultivating, soliciting, and maintaining individual and corporate sponsors, donors and individual members of all levels.

The Development Officer researches to identify new sources of funding and works to grow individual giving. This position also oversees all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation events including, Manship Theatre Membership program, Manship Theatre Red Carpet Gala, and other special donor events. This position will oversee the Grant making process and work with an outside grant writer.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing and/or sales. The ideal candidate must be a creative and strategic thinker with a passion for the arts as well as self- motivated with excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be available to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends as required for special events.

This position is full time with a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume to contact Melanie Couvillon at

P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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