Director of Development and Communications: Pig Iron Theatre Company

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 5:28 pm.

Pig Iron Theatre Company is a non-profit, OBIE-award winning theatre ensemble whose mission is the creation and presentation of unconventional ensemble-based performance work.  Pig Iron is seeking a Director of Development and Communications to join the company at the start of our 20th Anniversary Season. In collaboration with Pig Iron’s Managing Director, Artistic Directors and Board, the Director of Development and Communications will work to provide the necessary resources for the continued advancement of the company’s artistry and its MFA/certificate program (offered in partnership with University of the Arts).

Responsibilities will include major gift cultivation and solicitation; writing and researching foundation and government grants; overseeing events including Pig Iron’s annual benefit; managing Pig Iron’s annual fund and soliciting and acknowledging gifts; and creating and implementing strategies for building Pig Iron’s funding base.

The Director of Development and Communications will have primary oversight of two Board committees: the Development Committee, which is tasked with providing support for Pig Iron’s annual fundraising, and the Benefit Committee, which assists in planning the annual benefit.

The Director of Development and Communications reports to the Managing Director and supervises a Marketing Associate. The position is full-time with salary in the mid-40’s and benefits including health and dental insurance.

Required skills and experience:

Candidate must be highly energetic, organized and enthusiastic professional with a track record of building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically, with a strong knowledge of principle, ethics and practices of successful fundraising.

Responsible for targeted fundraising for individual projects, specifically, portfolio management, annual fundraising goals as well as monthly meeting goals to be reviewed on a regular basis.

Experience grant writing and grant research

The ability to craft creative, assured, and precise written communications

Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to deliver an “elevator speech” with precision and authenticity.

The ability to work in a leadership position with considerable independence and broad ownership of strategy and implementation.

Experience in creating and managing a marketing campaign.

A high comfort level running meetings and leveraging volunteer support in the service of development goals

Experience running successful special events.

Education/experience requirements:

At least five years of experience in fundraising or communications  (arts organization experience preferred).


To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, writing sample and list of references to

Pig Iron is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority candidates to apply.

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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