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Director of Development

Company: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
Date Posted: November 20, 2017

Director of Development

Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts

100 Lafayette Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801


Direct Supervisor: Executive Director

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

The Director of 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 the Manship Theatre Red Carpet Gala, the Kids Club level of Membership pre-show parties for families and other events. 


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 and Manship Theatre offers a competitive benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume to Melanie Couvillon at