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OrganizationWoolly Mammoth Theatre Company
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 26, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$110,000-120,000


The acclaimed Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington,
DC, seeks its next Director of Development to fund and support its
vision, operations and impact.
As our next Director of Development, you will be a key member of the leadership team responsible for manifesting a new path for one of the most adventurous and innovative theatres in the nation – one that balances long-term stability with the nimbleness that has kept us on the cutting edge of art and social justice.

We seek a proactive, empathetic and creative leader who will be
responsible for driving, maintaining and growing a thriving,
systematic engine of contributed income from a broad range of institutional and individual donors and supporters –
generating approximately half of our approximately $5 million
budget annually. You’ll helm a development team of 4 and
collaborate closely with the Managing and Artistic Director, finance
and operations team, marketing and communications team, Board
of Directors, and community volunteers.

The new Director will come aboard at an exciting time for Woolly
Mammoth as an institution and an historic inflection point for
American theatre in general. Woolly has begun to operationalize a
new strategic plan crafted during the pandemic that honors the
company’s rich legacy of new work and audience engagement, while catapulting forward an expansive artistic vision that few other theaters are positioned to pursue.

The financial outcomes your work will generate will help us prove and sustain new and innovative programs, like the Miranda Family Fellows program – a breakthrough effort that could influence workforce and career development in theatre on a national scale. It will help expand our nationally acknowledged Connectivity program, and leverage the new opportunities galvanized by the success of our first pre-Broadway musical, “A Strange Loop,” which won the 2022 Tony for Best Musical after moving to Broadway. It’s a kick-ass time to be Woolly!

Job Duties

The core duties and responsibilities of the Director of
Development are focused on 4 specific areas:

Leadership + Collaboration
Management + Capacity Building
Fundraising Strategy + Donor Relations
Development Operations

Please see the detailed duties and responsibilities in the job description on our website.

Skills Required

Woolly Mammoth needs a Director of Development with:

7-10 years of experience successfully building, executing, managing and/or evaluating fundraising activities, including a previous director-level role

A track record of successfully managing and mentoring a development team

Experience applying an anti-racist / equity lens to fundraising and engaging staff and board in the evolution of fundraising practices towards a community-centered approach

Strong interpersonal communication skills that allow you to adapt to working with a wide range of staff, donors, vendors, and other collaborators – including people from a variety of cultural
backgrounds and those who embody intersectional identities

Confidence, maturity, and a problem-solving mindset in dealing with setbacks, challenges, and changing or unanticipated circumstances

Familiarity with Tessitura and other arts- and nonprofit-specific technology tools

Understanding of Washington, DC and its philanthropic community; understanding of the DC theatre ecosystem a plus

An appreciation for theatre and a belief in the arts as an important aspect of society

Work Schedule

Full-time Hybrid Work Schedule