Boston Landmarks Orchestra

545 Concord Avenue Suite 318
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
July 08, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Manager


Boston Landmarks Orchestra is seeking a creative and energetic development professional to support all aspects of our fundraising program in the position of Development Manager. The Development Manager will report to the Executive Director, and will work closely with our Artistic and Administrative staff. 

The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of experience working in development for a nonprofit arts organization across a wide range of fundraising areas, including annual appeals, special events, major gift strategy, board relations, stewardship, and fundraising operations and database management.

The Development Manager will have a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • -Updating and implementing an annual development plan and strategy to expand philanthropic support for the organization, and maintaining an annual development calendar;
  • -Directing and managing the individual donor program, including development and implementation of engagement strategies to attract, steward, and grow annual giving and major gifts;
  •  -Assisting in planning and organizing board and donor events;
  • -Working with the Executive Director and marketing consultant to develop Annual Fund strategies to implement through direct mail campaigns, e-newsletters, and social media;
  • -Identifying, researching, and managing potential federal, state, corporate, and foundation funding opportunities, and working with Executive Director to write and submit grant proposals and reports; oversee compliance and fulfill reporting requirements for all grants;
  • -Managing the Annual Fund program, including writing appeals, overseeing design of end-of-year and spring appeal brochures, creating mailing lists, benefit fulfillment, and communicating with donors;
  • -Working occasional evenings to assist in preparing for and overseeing board meetings, donor events (“Informances”), and attending all summer concerts;
  • -Supervising the drafting and processing of acknowledgment letters for all gifts, grants, and sponsorship payments; working with Landmarks bookkeeper to reconcile all revenue throughout the year;
  • -Overseeing the Raiser’s Edge database to update and maintain clean and accurate development data and performing donor and prospect research;
  • -Managing all aspects of development special events, including cultivation and stewardship events, and annual gala, and managing special event budgets;
  • -Working with Executive Director and artistic staff to design, budget and execute annual fundraising gala;
  • -Staffing and supporting five Board of Trustee meetings each year, one annual meeting of Trustees and Overseers, and various board committee meetings (including Nominating and Governance and Gala Committees), as necessary;

Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time employees receive healthcare and dental benefits. Generous paid time off, including 10 sick days and 15 vacation days, in addition to comp time related to working performances and events.


The ideal candidate will:

  • -have excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • -be detail oriented and take pride in producing work that is accurate and reflects excellence;
  • -be extremely organized and efficient; enjoy working in a collaborative and flexible environment as well as have the ability to work independently;
  • -be able to handle confidential information with discretion;
  • -multi-task with ease, and be able to shift priorities quickly and pro-actively as needed;
  • -be proficient in standard office software such as Word, Excel, and Google Calendar, and will be able to learn specialty software such as Raiser’s Edge, WordPress, and iContact quickly
  • -be outgoing and enjoy working with Board Members, donors, and other VIPs, and will do so with professionalism and tact;
  • -be capable of managing, prioritizing, and leading multiple projects at once;

A Bachelors’ Degree is required for this position. A passion for orchestral music is a plus.
How To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to: Brandi Main at

Apply by:
August 19, 2019
Salary commensurate with experience.
About this Organization:

Since 2001, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra has brought together diverse communities of Boston through the common language of music. Its civic mission of inclusiveness distinguishes it from other performing arts ensembles in the city.

Made up of some of Boston's most accomplished professional musicians, the orchestra presents free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell along the Esplanade adjacent to the Charles River. It also offers family concerts and educational programs at no cost in the neighborhoods of Greater Boston. More than 50,000 people attended Landmarks events in 2016.

Collaborating with arts, cultural, education and social service organizations, the orchestra seeks to ensure that great music is available to audiences across ethnic, economic and cultural boundaries. It makes special efforts to bridge the limits that have traditionally provided barriers for people with disabilities.