- Superlative writing and presentation skills.
- Creative thinker who identifies connections between prospective funders and programs.
- Curiosity and willingness to proactively research and explore funding opportunities.
- Collaborative personality that can thrive in Washington Performing Arts' nimble, flexible organizational culture.
- Excellent organizational, time management, and prioritization skills with strong personal initiative and follow through.
- Team player with availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends at Washington Performing Arts performances and events.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of 5 years experience in grant writing, preferably with an arts organization.
- Experience interfacing with foundation and government agency staff strongly preferred.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
- Experience tracking grant activity within a donor database is preferred.
• Knowledge of the performing arts is a must.
About Washington Performing Arts
One of the most established and honored performing arts institutions in America, Washington Performing Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this season, building upon a distinguished history of serving artists, audiences, students, and civic life. The city is truly our stage: in venues ranging from concert halls and clubs to public parks, we present a tremendous range of artists and art forms, from the most distinguished symphony orchestras to both renowned and emerging artists in classical music, jazz, international genres, and dance.
Washington Performing Arts nourishes communities throughout the region by partnering with local organizations and other arts institutions, staging concerts and arts activities in the neighborhoods, involving internationally known main stage performers in community programs, and presenting locally based artists to a wider audience. We place a premium on establishing artists as a continuing presence in the lives of both young people and adults through sustained residencies
and educational programs. Our achievements have been recognized with a National Medal of Arts and with two Mayor’s Arts Awards from the DC Government. We embark upon our next half-century with the goals of expanding our commitment to excellence and rededicating ourselves to the motto of our founder, Patrick Hayes: “Everybody in, nobody out.”
Washington Performing Arts prizes the diversity of the organization, at every level—from programmatic content to composition of its board and staff. Washington Performing Arts employment decisions are made based on the business needs of the organization and qualification of the applicants and employees. It is the policy of Washington Performing Arts to comply with all laws regarding equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission, access or employment. In addition, the District of Columbia adds protection for marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation.