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TN Performing Arts Center

Director of Grants & Capital Campaign Administration

TN Performing Arts Center


Job Summary

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) values staff diversity and actively encourages people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, perspectives, skills, and stories to apply in order to advance our nonprofit mission and enrich our organizational culture. All staff will work with others throughout the organization to implement and exemplify policies as part of TPAC’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, access, and equity. TPAC is a nonprofit performing arts organization and cultural anchor providing enriching arts experiences for all ages, empowering lifelong arts education programs, artistic expression reflective of our community, arts connections that support the local economy, and sustainable support for professional resident companies and local artists 


To raise the visibility and funding necessary to secure funding for the capital campaign via the grant and proposal writing process while acting as the primary administrator for the capital campaign.


  • Research, identify, and solicit local and national governments, foundations, and corporate grant support to fund TPAC’s Be Bold. Build TPAC Campaign.
  • Ensure that all identified philanthropic requests and reports are accomplished according to the donor’s criteria.
  • Gather, understand, and communicate the goals, successes, and future initiatives of TPAC’s capital campaign.

Job Responsibilities


  • Compose and prepare grant proposals and funding requests to corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Research and communicate trends in arts and arts education funding relevant to TPAC’s capital campaign.
  • Develop recommendations for proposals based on research and review with the Chief Campaign Officer to ensure compatibility.
  • Prepare and monitor solicitations calendar to meet all grant proposal reporting deadlines.
  • Complete all reporting required in accordance with donor specifications.
  • Work closely with members of the Capital Campaign team to obtain data for proposals and reporting.
  • Process all pledges, and ensure data is accurately entered into Tessitura database.
  • Create and mail acknowledgment letters to donors.
  • Coordinate with marketing and communication departments for all capital campaign communication needs.
  • Oversee all details of capital campaign events.
  • Prepare weekly reports from the Chief Campaign Officer and enter notes into the Tessitura database.
  • Create correspondence for the President/CEO and Chief Campaign Officer as they relate to prospects and donors; help prepare materials needed for making prospect calls. Coordinate closely with the Capital Campaign team to monitor any potential for redundancies and help execute a cohesive overall solicitation approach.  This includes coordinating with Sr. Director of Grants for annual giving. 
  • Provide recommendations for campaign timeline and budget goals for corporate, foundation, and government giving.
  • Maintain and update mailing lists and solicitation records in the Tessitura database.
  • Participate in activities and attend community functions, especially those aimed at building relationships with prospective donors.

The responsibilities listed above are not all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned.



Required: B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with strong verbal and written skills.

Highly Desired: A minimum of 3 – 5 years related grant writing experience and/or training.  Major capital campaign experience is strongly preferred.  Working knowledge of tessitura.  General knowledge of the arts and arts education

Software & Services Used

  • Tessitura
  • Concur
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook


The functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. 

Frequent Functions

  • Sitting/Standing/Being Stationary for long periods of time
  • Ability to understand and write complex written and verbal communication
  • Data Analysis and problem solving
  • Often works with others

Occasional Functions

  • Lifting and/or transporting supplies up to 50lbs
  • Occasionally works outside, for donor events

TPAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of the employment process will be merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

Additional Information


Full-time benefit package

How to Apply

Please visit our website and apply through our career portal



  • Date Posted: February 15, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture