Director of Advancement

Beverly Hills, CA
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Director of Advancement

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) seeks a senior development professional for the position of Director of Advancement (“DOA”). The DOA is a self-directed, results-oriented front line fundraiser responsible for creating, overseeing and executing a comprehensive development plan for The Wallis. Working closely with the new leadership team of Chair David Bohnett, Managing Director Rachel Fine and Artistic Director Paul Crewes, the DOA will lead the planning, development and implementation of development strategies to raise $6+ million in contributed revenue annually in addition to raising funds for the capital campaign and other fundraising initiatives. The position reports directly to the Managing Director, forms a vital part of the executive management team and manages the development department staff. Candidates should have: a Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree in a related field preferred; a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in not-for-profit fundraising and management, preferably in arts and culture; a proven track record of raising major gifts; extensive experience in partnering with an executive team and Board of Directors; and outstanding communication skills. A passion for fundraising and the performing arts is a requirement. Salary is competitive with benefits including health, dental and 401(k). Start date is immediate. The Wallis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter, resume with salary history, and three references to jobs@thewallis.org.

About The Wallis

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, The Wallis brings audiences award-winning, world-class theater, dance and music, performed by many of the world’s most talented and sought-after artists. Winner of the 2015 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Season and nominated for 16 Ovation Awards and 4 LA Drama Critic Circle Awards since opening in 2013, The Wallis offers original and revered works from across the US and around the globe. Housed in a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot venue designed by Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA of Studio Pali Fekete architects, The Wallis features the restored, original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) that serves as the theater’s lobby, the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater, GRoW at The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education and the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater. Together, these structures embrace the city’s history and its future. More information at www.thewallis.org.

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