Director of Patron and Donor Relations

Profile Theatre seeks an ambitious arts manager to serve as Director of Patron and Donor Relations. The position takes as a foundational concept the idea that the community of Profile Theatre supporters is best treated holistically. The Director of Patron and Donor Relations designs and executes all outward-facing communication, creating an integrated communications strategy, and is responsible for ensuring that donors and patrons alike receive first-class service. Marketing responsibilities will include institutional branding and messaging, programmatic marketing, subscription campaigns, sales strategy and the oversight of front of house staff. Development responsibilities include taking the lead on individual donor relations, and, in consultation with the Artistic Director, designing and executing individual donor campaigns. The Director of Patron and Donor Relations is a key ambassador for the organization into the greater Portland community and will partner with the Board, Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director to expand Profile’s supporters.


The ideal candidate has a strong command of fundraising strategies with an emphasis on individual donor cultivation and stewardship; has experience with marketing and branding strategies and facility with online, digital and social media communications as well as traditional media; will be knowledgable and passionate about the performing arts and those who support it; and is a creative thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The position is envisioned as growing with the organization. The ideal candidate has strong strategic and leadership skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and ability to build relationships, a desire to grow the company, will be able to make a strong contribution to its resource development, and will be able to envision how the position and department might grow with the company. S/he has a polished, outgoing personality, is at ease networking, attending events, and being involved in a thriving cultural community.


Profile Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply, in keeping with its core values of inclusion and representation. Salary is $40,000 plus competitive benefits. The position will be open until filled.


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Profile Theatre is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

For other opportunities to work with Profile, please consider our Internship Program or volunteering.