Job Posting: Director of Development & Partnerships, The Theatre Centre

The Organization
Established in 1979, The Theatre Centre is one of Canada’s leading incubators and presenters
of contemporary live performance. Located in the vibrant West Queen West neighbourhood, we
provide artists, from a range of disciplines with the space, funding, mentorship, profile, and
community they need to develop new work and new ways of working. In 2012 we began renovating the historic Carnegie Library building at 1115 Queen St. West, which we transformed into a vibrant, accessible, live-arts-hub. The capital project required the company to raise $6.2 million in public and private funds. In order to raise this amount, The Theatre Centre worked hard to build relationships with its funding partners.

The Position
We are currently seeking a Director of Development & Partnerships to help us manage these
relationships, while also working to leverage the opportunities provided by our new facility, and
expanded programming. Reporting to the General & Artistic Director and Managing Director,
this new position will work with the company’s various stakeholders to manage and strengthen
The Theatre Centre’s donor base and profile. This is a full time, salaried position. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


  • Managing existing relationships with private supporters, ensuring that all deliverables are met, and supporters are kept informed about company activity;
  • Working with senior management, board, and committee members to develop relationships with new major private supporters;
  • Develop innovative campaigns, communication strategies, and activities to increase The
  • Theatre Centre’s base of annual donors, in collaboration with senior management;
  • Research potential partners and work with artistic staff to develop unique and dynamic partnership opportunities;
  • Inputting donation data into company database (Sumac), and producing charitable tax receipts for all eligible donations;
  • Ensuring accurate donor records within company database and ensuring accuracy of donor recognition;
  • Generating giving reports as needed for senior management and Board;
  • Occasionally providing support in preparing government and foundation applications.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in the non-profit arts sector;
  • An understating of – and a passion for – the artistic work of The Theatre Centre, and its role in the live performance ecology;
  • Understanding of the philanthropic sector, its key organizations, and funding priorities;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are a must, and experience preparing funding applications is an asset;
  • Attention to detail and an ability to maintain focus in fast-paced work environment;
  • Experience in Sumac database is an asset.

How to Apply
Please submit a pdf of your cover letter and resume by email to: by
5pm, Monday, March 3, 2014.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview
will be contacted. No telephone or walk in inquiries will be accepted. All applications are
considered confidential. The Theatre Centre is an equal opportunity employer.