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.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
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. The Kennedy Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, composed of staff members from various departments across the organization, is committed to guiding and holding the Center accountable in the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the work at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Assistant Manager of Major Gifts is a dynamic individual who loves to work collaboratively, but is also excited to fully own their own projects. The incumbent enjoys persuasive writing and creating organized systems, but also talking to people about the importance of the arts and arts education.
The Assistant Manager of Major Gifts assists the Manager of Major Gifts and Director of Major Gifts and Leadership Campaigns in the planning, coordination, and execution of the Major Gifts Campaign (gifts of $50,000+), the Annual Trustees Fund, and the management of the President’s Council. All of these portfolios combined contribute millions of dollars to the Kennedy Center each year in designated, undesignated, event, and special campaign support.
Responsibilities of the Assistant Manager include research, cultivation, acquisition, stewardship, Board management, and ongoing maintenance of both unrestricted and restricted contributions. The incumbent manages his/her time, resources, and work load to maximize productivity and financial results; exercises discretion; evaluates complex internal and external relationships; and regularly takes initiative to fulfill campaign objectives and goals. This position works in tandem with and generates work for an Assistant and, at times, an intern.
How To Apply
Please apply online at www.kennedy-center.org/careers