Director of Development: Position Overview

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) seeks a senior development professional for the position of Director of Development (“DOD”). The DOD 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 Artistic Director, Managing Director and Board of Directors, the DOD 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 efforts. The position reports 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; 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in generating successful fundraising campaigns, preferably in arts and culture; 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 [email protected].

About The Wallis

The mission of The Wallis is to be a vital cultural hub that uses unique arts events and education programming to entertain, enlighten and inspire children and adults in Los Angeles and across the nation. 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. Nominated for 16 Ovation Awards and 4 LA Drama Critics 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 Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts | Beverly Hills California