Job Opportunities

Development Manager

Come join our team at the Southwest’s premier theater company specializing in the works of Shakespeare! Lead the fundraising strategy that supports fun, accessible indoor and outdoor performances and engaging educational programs for people of all ages.

As we begin planning our landmark 50th season, we’re seeking a dynamic, dedicated development professional who’s looking for a chance to make a difference each day. We offer a casual work culture, generous PTO, and an environment that prizes collaboration, autonomy, and innovative ideas.

You’ll partner directly with our Executive and Artistic Director and board members to create and carry out a fundraising plan that will allow us to support our staff and serve our community.

We believe that relationship-building is at the heart of development and fundraising, so be prepared to balance time in the office with meetings out in the community.


  • Execute, and continuously improve our annual fundraising plan. Our contributed income sources include mail and online individual donor and membership campaigns, fundraising events, corporate sponsors, foundations, in-kind supporters, and other partners.
  • Build and grow successful relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, foundation representatives, and others.
  • Collaborate with key consultants, volunteers, and donors, including our Board of Directors, Development Committee, and Membership Committee.
  • Oversee individual donor solicitation campaigns and fundraising events, and work with the Grants Manager to help research and write proposals and reports and to track deadlines.
  • Work with the Executive and Artistic Director to develop and manage our annual income and expense budget.
  • Collaborate with the board to plan Development Committee meetings and other event or campaign planning meetings.
  • Along with our Membership & Marketing Associate, manage all aspects of our membership plan, including membership acquisition, stewardship, renewals, and events, and plan and attend Membership Committee meetings.
  • Manage and provide performance feedback to our Membership & Marketing Associate and Grants Manager. Conduct written and verbal performance reviews for direct reports semi-annually.


  • Dynamic, strategic, optimistic and prepared to build relationships both within the organization and throughout the community.
  • A self-starter and quick learner, comfortable working without constant supervision, but also eager to collaborate and work as a team.
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure, flexibility, resilience, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated success in landing gifts from individuals, foundations, and/or corporations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of non-profit fundraising experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and database proficiency.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Shakespeare Dallas.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to



Shakespeare Dallas offers opportunities for direct hands on experience with top artists, designers, and technicians in the area; a great working environment; and opportunities to connect with many different theater companies in North Texas.

We are now accepting applications for interns for our 49th season. 

Fall and Winter Season Internship applications are due by August 1, 2019.  Successful candidates will be notified by August 15, 2019.

Most Shakespeare Dallas internships last 8 – 12 weeks and require 20 – 25 hours per week. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. All internships are unpaid.
As an intern at Shakespeare Dallas, you can:
• Earn college credit (upon approval from your university/college)
• Get a great resume credit
• Receive a letter of recommendation from the Executive & Artistic Director
• Receive future employment opportunities with Shakespeare Dallas

Click here to fill out an internship application.

Please email your completed application and resume to the intern supervisor at with the subject line: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME Internship Application. Thank you!