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Centennial Park Conservancy

Sponsorship Manager

Centennial Park Conservancy


Job Summary

Help us preserve, enhance, and share Nashville’s iconic Parthenon and Centennial Park for future generations.

Centennial Park Conservancy is searching for a full-time sponsorship manager to help us with our growing portfolio of relationships with sponsoring organizations.


The Sponsorship Manager is responsible for developing, securing, and retaining corporate partnerships to help underwrite Centennial Park Conservancy’s work in Centennial Park and the Parthenon, and support its programs including Musicians Corner, Kidsville, and Nashville Earth Day. The sponsorship manager inspires the business community to connect with Centennial Park Conservancy and develops and maintains deep, authentic relationships.

Working in collaboration with a team of passionate staff and board colleagues, the Sponsorship Manager is responsible for driving and implementing Centennial Park Conservancy’s annual development plan so we can achieve our short and long-term goals as an organization. We’re looking for someone who can develop professionally and grow with us over time. The position is full-time exempt and based in Nashville with a flexible work-life balance. However, we are open to hiring a contractor for this position.


The Parthenon and Centennial Park have been essential parts of Nashville’s fabric for more than a century. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization working in partnership with Metro Parks, Centennial Park Conservancy is committed to our mission of preserving, enhancing, and sharing the Parthenon and Centennial Park so that future generations may benefit from these enriching cultural and educational landmarks. The organization is responsible for a variety of initiatives focused on caring for the Park and maintaining its vibrancy. Centennial Park Conservancy has several areas of focus, including: The Parthenon – a full scale replica of the Grecian monument, fine art gallery, and museum that curates exhibits and presents educational programs to over 300,000 visitors annually; Musicians Corner – an outdoor music series attended by 75,000 people annually that presents free, diverse, and accessible live music for people of all ages and socio-economic groups; Kidsville – an educational program that serves over 30,000 children (ages 2-12) annually and provides free activities in the Parthenon, and locations across the city; Nashville Earth Day – the city’s official event celebrating and protecting our environment; Centennial Park Revitalization – a public and private partnership with Metro Parks to revitalize Nashville’s central park to serve our residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities


The Sponsorship Manager creates and implements strategies to attract and maintain corporate partnerships and develops an ongoing revenue stream for the organization. The Sponsorship Manager will execute all aspects of the corporate sponsorship plan, including research and identifying prospects; cultivation and management of portfolio relationships; development of proposals and solicitations; and fulfillment of sponsor recognition in partnership with the programming and marketing teams. Success will include the ability to identify compelling opportunities for engagement suited for both Centennial Park Conservancy and corporate objectives, and synthesize those opportunities into strategic partnership plans.


  • We are open to hiring a full-time employee or contractor for this position



We’re searching for someone who is passionately committed to Centennial Park Conservancy’s mission. Goal-orientated, proactive, collaborative, respectful, and accountable are a few words to describe an ideal team member. We’re looking for someone who has high integrity, a strong work ethic, excellent community relations and listening skills, an ability to adjust to change, and an understanding of what it means to be equitable and inclusive.


  • Proven expertise creating, selling, and renewing corporate sponsorships, with a minimum of three or more years experience, (local experience is a plus, especially in the nonprofit sector);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and research skills;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; exceptional accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to direct own schedule, organize workload, address and prioritize multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner to ensure objectives are met on time yet still remaining flexible if circumstances change;
  • Capable of taking initiative, exercising independent judgment, and being self-motivated
  • Team player who works collaboratively to achieve mutual goals;
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to fundraising;
  • Committed to maintaining the integrity of confidential communications and/or activities;
  • Professional, courteous, cooperative, and positive in interactions with colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and others;
  • Highly proficient using Apple Office programs, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Google Workspace for Nonprofits, CRMs, and databases;
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends as needed for events;
  • Skilled at managing up and down in a fast-paced mission-driven environment.

Additional Information


  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits, Retirement Plan with company match, Paid Holidays, and Time Off

How to Apply

Please apply here.

Please, no phone calls. Only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. All correspondence is confidential. Background check required. Thank you.


  • Date Posted: December 13, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 02/01/2022