Development Associate for Institutional Giving

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Sarasota, FL

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Sarasota, FL (Remote)
  • Sat, Jun 1, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $38,000.00
  • $45,000.00

Website FSTSarasota Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre is seeking a Development Associate for Institutional Giving responsible for writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making entities seeking support for FST’s major theatre and education programs.

Reporting to Director of Individual Giving, this position serves as a key member of the fundraising team. This position researches and identifies new funding prospects; prepares and submits grant proposals and reports to funders; helps to establish and builds relationships with foundations and government funders and cultivates new sources of funding; and maintains a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. The position serves as an advocate in the business community, representing FST at key events and networking opportunities.

• At least one year’s experience in fundraising, grant writing, or prospect research.
• Experience identifying and researching corporate and foundation prospects.
• Ability to compile, report, and analyze information effectively.
• Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple, diverse priorities while meeting deadlines.
• Experience working in theatre is a plus.

Salary range: $38,000-$45,000/yr
Benefits include: Health Insurance (option to add vision and dental), 401k (after one year of employment, with 25% employer match), paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, comp tickets to every show and restaurant discount.
Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more inclusive and accessible organization. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.
To apply, please fill out the form located here:
Florida Studio Theatre is a LORT D regional theatre and operates five stages: the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Cabaret Theatre, the 110 seat John C. Court Cabaret Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne’s Lab Theatre.
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