Director of Development

Lookingglass Theatre Company


Work Location:


  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website gglasstheatre Lookingglass Theatre Company

A member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for the leadership, direction, and management of Lookingglass’ fundraising initiatives. They will be responsible for planning, executing, and achieving both long and short term contributed income goals for the Theatre through the annual fund, corporate and foundation support, special events, and major gifts.

The Director of Development will be an enthusiastic spokesperson for the Theatre’s mission and vision, and the value and importance of the arts, for both internal and external constituents. They will work closely with Board members, the Executive and Artistic Directors, and other senior leaders to expand and deepen existing donor relationships while implementing creative approaches to increase the pool of Lookingglass supporters. They will be instrumental in increasing organizational capacity and maintaining a best practices department.

Please note that due to pandemic-related cutbacks, Lookingglass is currently operating within a significantly reduced operating budget, with plans to smartly and incrementally scale up once in-person performances are safely permitted at a level which supports full producing activities. While initially a team of six in 2020, the Director of Development is currently one of two full-time staff members, plus a grantwriter, working in the development department. As the situation improves, the intent is to increase the development staffing and resources which would impact the distribution, prioritization, and oversight of responsibilities listed below. The Director of Development would be actively involved in conceiving and planning this implementation, in collaboration with the Executive Director.

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To be considered, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and/or requirement via email to with “Director of Development Search” in the subject line. Email submissions

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