Grants Manager

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Los Angeles, CA

TITLE:  Grants Manager

REPORTS TO:   Director of Finance, Producing Artistic Director, Grants/Education Director

JOB TYPE:          Part time/hourly            

Rate:                      $20/hr

Start Date:            12/20/18


TO APPLY: send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Elizabeth Tobias at [email protected].



The Grants Manager works with the Director of Finance, Producing Artistic Director and Education/Grants Director to target, apply for and manage awards of public and private foundation grants to support all aspects of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum programming. 



  • Keep an ongoing and accurate grant history list
  • Liaison with web and print to be certain all funders are properly acknowledged in accordance with best practices and any grant-specific requirements
  • Research any potential grant opportunities and report/make recommendations to Directors
  • Maintain relationships with previous and potential foundation program officers and contacts through face to face meetings and online contact.
  • Attend all site visits.
  • Write and submit all aspects of any grants that are determined to be a good fit for an aspect of the organization’s programming, capital improvement, community outreach or growth including, but not limited to, schedules, narratives, budgets, organization mission/history, etc.
  • Include DofF, AD and E/GD, as well as any other appropriate Program Managers or Project Coordinators on drafts to receive feedback and notes
  • Manage deliverables and thank you notes for any grants awarded
  • Plan and maintain grant calendars each year
  • Assist in budget planning as relates to expected awards for each FY
  • Stay in communication with Development Director to determine appropriate department for Family Foundations based on individual requirements
  • Communicate grant awards to all appropriate staff and Board members
  • Oversee Grants Associate and seasonal interns to assist with growth of the department
  • Update Patron Manager to accurately reflect grants received and maintain database contact with historical and potential funders
  • Seek panel feedback, where available, for grants not awarded in order to improve future chances and streamline efficiency of department
  • Attend seminars, conferences, meetings, etc. as appropriate and available in order to keep Theatricum present at key funding tables

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