Vermont Arts Council

Part-time Fund Development Assistant


Theater Adventure is a caring and creative community for artists with disabilities. We are based in Brattleboro, Vermont and are currently celebrating our twentieth year. We serve both youth and adults who live with a range of physical and developmental disabilities. Our participants actively cultivate their own identity as artists and leaders. They claim the stage with distinction!

The Fund Development Assistant will work 8 hours per week with the availability to reach out to potential sponsors in the Eastern Time Zone during normal business hours. The Fund Development Assistant will work closely with the Leadership team as well as the Board of Directors. The hourly rate is $25/hour. This is a six-month position with the potential of becoming a long-term position.

Responsibilities will include:
• Securing sponsorships for our 20th anniversary celebration in November with follow up phone calls, emails, and in-person visits.
• Assisting with maintenance of the sponsor/funder/donor database.
• Assistance with organizing and carrying out direct mail fundraising appeals.
• Assistance with the November celebration event—preparing for and helping to carry out.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
• Past experiences with a team approach to completion of projects
• Positive approach as a team member
• Familiarity with fund development activities in a nonprofit setting
• Well organized
• Timely follow through on tasks
• Creative problem solving skills
• Proficient with Word, Excel and other computer applications
• Excellent communication skills

Please send resume and three references to: [email protected]