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Nashville Children's Theatre

Director of Development

Nashville Children's Theatre


Job Summary

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT) seeks an innovative, strategy-driven, and highly collaborative Director of Development to lead their fundraising. Reporting to the Executive Artistic Director as a critical member of the senior leadership team, this individual will drive institutional fundraising strategy and be responsible for cultivation and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as comprehensive oversight of the Special Events department. This front-facing position works closely with the Executive artistic Director, the Board of Trustees, and staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate development strategies and activities to ensure successful contributed revenue efforts in the areas of foundation, corporate, and individual giving.
  • Reporting on goal and targets
  • Attend Board Meetings and Committee Meetings
  • Manage the program for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective individuals, businesses and other major donors as it relates to NCT’s current major giving campaign. Includes direct mail solicitations, newsletters, phone, and face-to-face cultivation. 
  • Support the planning and execution of benefit events through effective delegation of and communication with key staff and volunteer committees.
  • Promote the mission and programs of NCT through the development of presentations for support and advocacy in the community.
  • Works to ensure harmonious working atmosphere with the education, production, administrative staffs of the theatre
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Artistic Director.


  • At least five years professional experience; supervisory experience
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills
  • Demonstrated success implementing strategies for seeking, obtaining, and stewarding major gifts
  • Ability to develop and manage budget to achieve desired results
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for theater and arts education
  • Eagerness to be an active and meaningful contributor to NCT’s ongoing work around nurturing a culture of belonging rooted in equity, diversity, and inclusion

Additional Information


Salary for this full-time, exempt, in-person position is commensurate with experience and $60-70k  with health and dental benefits, opt in vision and 403(b)benefits, and paid time off.

This full-time, salaried, exempt position (40+ hours per week) will report directly to the Executive Artistic Director. Start Date June-July 2022.

A background check is required.

How to Apply

To submit your confidential application, please email the items below in one (1) PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to with “Director of Development” in the email subject line.

  1. A substantive cover letter including where you found this information, your interest in the position and NCT, salary expectations, the date you are available to start and your current contact information.
  2. A professional resume detailing your professional work, including details of projects in which you played a leadership role, descriptions of your duties and how you contributed to the success of the project(s).
  3. A list of at least three professional references including mailing address, contact phone number and email, and the nature of your professional affiliation. The references provided will not be contacted without prior notice and approval.


  • Date Posted: April 29, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 07/01/2022
  • Salary Range: $60-70k
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs