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The Institutional Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for raising funds from foundation, corporate and government sources in support of the mission of Olney Theatre Center, helping to significantly increase revenue over the next five years. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and organizational skills, good judgment and an aptitude for succeeding in a fast-paced, creative environment. Applicant must have experience working in an arts-related environment. Attendance at all events, often on evenings and weekends is required. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies to secure gifts and grants from foundation, corporate and government funders;
  • Research, identify and cultivate foundation, corporate and government funding sources to secure continued and new funding;
  • Manage a system to track corporate, foundation and government grants and reporting deadlines;
  • Generate written communications, including letters of inquiry, full proposals, and grant reports, according to the schedule and other requirements of each funder

Additional responsibilities:

  • Contribute to institutional materials as needed, including annual reports, departmental reports and board updates;
  • Work closely with the Finance Department to prepare financial reports and other information for tracking, analysis and budgeting purposes.
  • Work with the Development Director to set income, expenses and other goals for institutional giving program;
  • Providing mentoring and supervision Olney Theatre Center apprentices;
  • Represent Olney Theatre Center to funders and in the community as needed;
  • Participate in initiatives and events related to the Theatre’s mission


  • Minimum three years fundraising/non-profit experience or combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to write and edit persuasively and creatively on issues related to the performing arts and arts education;
  • Strong attention to details;
  • Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, ability to interact with donors and ability to represent the organization with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to conduct and coordinate multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Proven ability to prepare complex budgets;
  • Knowledge of and passion for performing arts or related field is strongly preferred;
  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours, as needed;
  • Knowledge of state and county grant system is preferred;
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or other fundraising software is strongly preferred;


  • Full-time position with industry competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Health Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, No phone calls, please.



The Company Manager will provide assistance in: writing contracts, coordinating travel for artists, providing hospitality during tech week, overseeing payroll for production departments, facilitating resident room turnovers, and up keeping housing for two company properties. The Company Manager will report to the Director of Production. They will work closely with the Associate Production Manager and General Manager and will provide mentorship to a full-year Company Management Apprentice.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working within the field. They must be proficient with, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite. They must possess a valid driver’s license. Knowledge of Quickbooks and of AEA, SDC, USA, and AFM agreements is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, maintain a positive outlook, and demonstrate leadership skills. Olney Theatre Center strives to be an advocate for all people of different backgrounds including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.


Full-time position
Paid vacation
Health Benefits
403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contribution
Company provided housing
How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to No phone calls, please.


Part-Time Opportunities



Olney Theatre Center seeks a Carpenter for two weeks as soon as possible. A typical work day runs from 7:00am-4:30pm for an hourly rate negotiated based on skill level. Candidates should have a strong background in traditional scenery construction methods, metal working a plus, able to lift 50lbs. and be on feet for the majority of the workday.

Please send resume and references to



Olney Theatre Center seeks a Props Artisan for approximately one week. The Properties Artisan will assist the Properties Master in the building and execution of Props for South Pacific. A typical work day runs from 7:00am-4:30pm for an hourly rate negotiated based on skill level. Must be able to read building plans and build based off of research photos, Fine Prop Carpenter Skills, Painting. This position requires some lifting, climbing stairs and ladders.

Please send resume and references to


Olney Theatre Center Institute Advanced Training Program

Each class of full-time apprenticeships plays an essential role in Olney Theatre Center (OTC) operations. Working in every department of production, apprenticeships will learn standards of professionalism while building their resumes and/or portfolios, making them more marketable to future employers.

OTC Apprenticeships offer emerging theatre artists a bridge between the university and the profession. The apprenticeship aims to develop each individual’s skill and knowledge of the professional theatre world through hands-on work in a professional theatre.

Apprenticeships work alongside production staff and directly with visiting directors and designers on various productions in a variety of spaces. From a one-man show performed in a black box to a full-scale, main stage musical, OTC produces a range of theatrical productions.

Each participant will explore his or her chosen discipline (lights, costumes, etc.) while exploring other interests within the theatre. However, acceptance of an apprenticeship requires a full-time commitment. Due to the variable and extended hours of the program and the nature of theatre work, outside employment is not possible.

Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.

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