Development Director

Oregon Children's Theatre / Portland, OR


Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT) seeks a seasoned professional to fill an immediate opening as Development Director. Reporting to OCT’s managing director, this full-time position is charged with planning and managing the organization’s fundraising initiatives, working in collaboration with OCT’s artistic director and board of directors.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative leader with substantive fundraising experience. Successful candidates will have experience engaging board members in carrying out their responsibilities for fund development, building relationships with patrons, and securing support from a variety of sources. Experience in managing major individual donor campaigns will be especially valued. Exceptional organizational and communication skills are a must. Experience in raising funds for arts and arts education would be helpful, but is not a prerequisite.  The position offers an opportunity to support Oregon Children’s Theatre relevant and powerful mission in a supportive and collaborative workplace.



The MISSION of Oregon Children’s Theatre is to create exceptional theater programs that transform lives. Our VISION is that all children, families, and communities have opportunities to learn and grow through theater and the arts.

For over three decades, Oregon Children’s Theatre has served as the Portland region’s flagship provider of performing arts and arts education for young people. Each season, we reach more than 120,000 children and families through:

  • Unforgettable theater productions that delight and inspire families and school groups.
  • Acting Academy programs that teach the craft of theater while fostering life skills.
  • Dynamic performances, classes, workshops, and residencies in schools and in the community that use theater and storytelling to teach and inspire.



This is a full-time salaried and exempt position, with a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including fully paid health and dental benefits.  The current salary range for this senior leadership position starts at $60,000.



We have re-opened the Development Director position to ensure we have a robust and diverse applicant pool. If you have already applied for the position, you do not need to reapply as we have not yet screened applications.

If you are a new applicant, please apply by Friday, February 28, 2020. Candidates who are selected for interviews may be asked to provide additional materials and meet other requirements as part of their application.

E-mail your application to with the subject line, “Development Director” and your last name.  Submit the following material in a SINGLE PDF, including your name in the file name:

Cover letter of no more than two pages summarizing your experience, interest, and qualifications for this position.
Resume/CV outlining your work history and other experiences and education that have prepared you for this work.



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