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Director of Development
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Beverly Hills, CA

Position Overview

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) seeks a senior development professional for the position of Director of Development. This position will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of organizational fundraising strategies, both internal and external, to generate $6+ million in contributed revenue annually.  The Director of Development is a self-directed, results-oriented front line fundraiser that works closely with the Managing Director and Board of Directors to create, oversee and execute a comprehensive and effective fundraising plan for The Wallis. The position reports to the Managing Director and forms a vital part of the executive management team. Candidates should have: a bachelor’s degree; 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in generating successful fundraising campaigns, preferably in the performing arts; extensive experience in partnering with an executive team and Board of Directors; and outstanding communication skills. A passion for fundraising, arts and culture 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

About The Wallis

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has transformed a Beverly Hills city block into a vibrant new cultural destination with two distinct buildings: the historic Beverly Hills Post Office and the new, contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Goldsmith Theater. Within the Post Office, existing spaces have been re-imagined into a flexible 150-seat Studio Theater, three classrooms for a theater school, a café, and gift shop. Located in the heart of the city’s finest shopping and dining destination, The Wallis serves Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles, and is a home to artists from around the world. The Wallis’ mission is to create, present and celebrate unique performing arts events and educational programs that reflect the rich cultural diversity of our community. More information at


Deadline: 04-18-2015

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