Director of Development

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago
  • This position has been filled

Website Bramble Theatre Company


Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Director of Development is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, and directing all Bramble Theatre Company fundraising. The Director of Development’s work will ensure that Bramble continues to meet its core artistic mission.


Create and execute the fundraising program by expanding Bramble Theatre Company donor base (corporate, individual, foundation, government)
Build and cultivate donor relationships
Create procedures to track and maintain donor records
Track and report all fundraising income
Collaborate with the Managing Director to set fundraising goals and manage the annual development budget
Plan and execute all fundraising events, with assistance from Bramble staff and ensemble
Craft strategies to leverage Bramble Theatre Company’s current programs, activities and events to promote greater donor and sponsor participation
Collaborate with Chief Marketing Strategist for effective communication to donors
Seek to secure funding in these areas: foundation, corporate, government, grants, and events, and work in collaboration with Grants Writer to identify and apply for these opportunities.
Management of Grant Calendar


This is a contractor position with a starting stipend of $300/month for approximately 20 hours/month on average (more during fundraising pushes, less in slow season). Bramble has an ethical commitment to increasing compensation after success. Thus the stipend is expected to increase to at least $500/month in the third quarter of 2024, with potential to increase further in 2025.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Pay Rate/Range*: $300 monthly stipend