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CulturalDC, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, “makes space for art” by providing affordable space for artists, arts organizations and audiences at our two locations and spearheading creative placemaking initiatives (e.g. artist studios, public art) in local area communities.  We create opportunities for artistic innovation, connecting artists, arts organizations, developers, and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the Washington DC area.  CulturalDC is seeking an outstanding professional with a proven track record in fundraising and individual donor cultivation.

Position Summary

The Individual Gifts Officer works closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Development to develop and implement strategies for individual gift donor relationship management to meet the goals of the annual fund and capital campaign.

The Individual Gifts Officer is responsible for managing relationships with major donor prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts at or above $10K to $1M. This position is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects-including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts.

The Individual Gifts Officer (IGO) also manages CulturalDC’s membership program, which has individual benefit levels ranging from $60 to $1000.  The IGO’s focus is on recruiting, maintaining, and growing the membership program and cultivating members to advance to major gift donors over time.

The Individual Gifts Officer works independently and also as member of CulturalDC Development Team. Activity is closely coordinated with the Executive Director and the Director of Development.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Manage an active portfolio of donors and donor prospects in order to meet an annual fund and capital campaign fundraising goals for individuals.
  • Maintain an active schedule of personal solicitations, cultivation visits/events and stewardship activities, tracking this activity in RE.
  • Develop strategic funding requests based on short, intermediate, and long-term funding goals of the organization for high net worth individuals.
  • Act as primary relationship manager for individual and prospects of $10,000 or more per year to meet or exceed campaign funding goals.
  • Play lead role in soliciting and closing annual fund and campaign gifts.
  • Manage CulturalDC membership program including recruiting new members, fulfilling membership benefits, and managing membership renewal.


  • Plan and implement annual fund and campaign, related events and activities (volunteer experiences, tours, receptions, etc.) for individual major gift donors, using existing activities as appropriate
  • Develop major gift materials, including briefing memos, proposals and stewardship materials
  • Maintain membership program information and related materials


  • Monitor daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve individual giving revenue goals (membership and major gift s)
  • Track and report relationship management activity using Raiser’s Edge including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current individual major donors

Preferred Qualifications

  • Dynamic fundraising skills with at least five years experience and proven track record
  • Prior experience with capital campaign fundraising a plus
  • Prior experience with corporate donor cultivation a plus
  • Superb grant writing, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Comfort working in a cooperative environment with a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Expertise in MS Word, Excel and Raiser’s Edge programs are required.

Salary:                                   Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:                             Applications accepted until the position is filled.

How to apply:                    Submit a resume and cover letter to:
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20001



Development Associate
Department: Development + Communications
Reports to: Director of Development + Communications

Position Summary
The Development Associate is responsible for all administrative aspects of development.

Scope and Impact
Reporting to the Director of Development + Communications, the Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development + Communications Office, participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals and special events.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Using Raiser’s Edge database:
    • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
    • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
    • Continually update and correct database records.
    • Track tax credit donations in the database and keep a file for each tax credit donor.
  • Campaign support:
    • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate and foundation donors.
    • Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations or other data related to potential individual donors.
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
  • Assist with communication activities as required.
  • Coordinate volunteers for all member-related donor events.
  • Handle all administrative details associated with the Board and Committees (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development + Communications.

Preparation and Knowledge

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge Database management experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Commensurate with experience.

How to apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Development Associate Position
916 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Open until position is filled.



CulturalDC, a non-profit organization dedicated to making space for art, is accepting applications for the position of Source Festival Associate Producer. This part-time contract position collaborates with the Source Festival production team to present a three-week Festival of new work (June 5-28, 2015). This position reports to the Source Festival Artistic Director/Director of Artistic Programs.


  • Participate in script and artist selection processes;
  • Manage casting for 18 10-minute plays and 3 full-length plays;
  • Attend LOWT Auditions and Non-Equity Auditions if necessary;
  • Manage staffing for stage management and run crew teams for the Festival;
  • Collaborate with CulturalDC Technical & Facilities Manager to execute production management of Festival;
  • Participate in weekly Festival Staff meetings and major Festival Pre-Events;
  • Serve as Front of House staff as needed;
  • Maintain regular communication with Festival Producer and CulturalDC staff;
  • Support general festival administration as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of one year producing experience in commercial or non-profit performing arts organizations;
  • Experience with contracts, casting, production management  working with artists;
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment;
  • Superb writing, customer service and organizational skills, plus excellent computer skills;
  • Flexible work schedule, including some weekdays, evening and weekend hours especially during the Festival; and
  • Comfort in a cooperative environment that supports a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view.

Fixed Fee Contract 

Closing Date
September 1, 2014 

How to apply:

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to:

Subject: Associate Producer Search