Washington, DC

Development Department - Multiple Positions, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Position Overview

The Department of Development is responsible for the planning and execution of fundraising activity for the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera. This includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, entertaining and stewarding donors and prospects. The department manages the function of and cultivates nine constituent groups including the NSO Board, the WNO Board, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts (PACA), the National Committee for the Performing Arts (NCPA), the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts (KCICA), the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, the Kennedy Center Circles Board, the WNO Council, and the National Trustees of the NSO (NSONT). The department additionally manages the Roger L. Stevens Society, the Washington National Opera Legacy Society, the Rostropovich Legacy Guild and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Board, while overseeing the development stewardship of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.

The Development Department is growing! We are currently hiring for a Director of Corporate Relations, Manager of Major Gifts, and Assistant Manager of Foundation & Government Giving. Full job descriptions and job requirements for each role are available on our website at www.kennedy-center.org/careers

How To Apply

Please visit www.kennedy-center.org/careers to submit your application.

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