Deputy Director of Development

Barrington Stage Company

122 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201




Sep 20, 2023

Full time / $45,000-$60,000 annually / Barrington Stage Company / Pittsfield, MA

Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning theatre company in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA), seeks a highly-organized professional to work closely with the Director of Development, the development team, board members, and donors to oversee the execution of all fundraising activities by ensuring the development team has all the tools needed for success. This person will have an eye on the department’s calendar, prospects and financial goals and will work with colleagues to orchestrate the achievement of those goals. This new position will be the central hub of the department, with oversight and awareness of the activities of the Grants Writer, Database Manager, Special Events Coordinator, and Business Partner Liaison. Strong, accurate communication skills are a must. Further, the Deputy must be at ease representing the theatre in many types of social interactions and at public-facing functions.

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) has a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage the community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs. BSC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. BSC is committed to providing a conscious, healthy, and respectful work environment for everyone involved in bringing its mission to life. As such they seek team members who contribute to the diversity of backgrounds and experiences to support an expansive artistic and educational vision; are committed to engaging in ongoing anti-oppression work collectively and individually, value collaboration, flexibility, and an openness to continuous personal and professional growth. Please review our code of conduct located on our website.


  • Department Management - With the Development Director, work with and lead the development team to set and obtain fundraising goals by overseeing:
  • Budget Management - Manage department expenses, financial reconciliations, and reporting of income
  • Calendars / meetings - Manage the department calendar, meeting agendas, scheduling, and coordinate meetings and requests with other departments
  • Project Management - Manage the action plans of department initiatives by creating project tasks, assigning owners and deadlines, and tracking progress on an ongoing basis. Break down special projects into specific action plans with tasks, owners, goals and time frames.
  • Board Liaison – Oversee the theatre’s communications with the Board, as well as Development and Gala Committee, so that communications are timely, well-conceived and intentional.
  • Special Events – In collaboration with the Director of Development, oversee the calendar of Special Events and direct team members to execute event plans (from compiling invite lists to tracking RSVPs to coordinating with venue and caterer). Events range from intimate dinners for 6 to large cultivation events for 300. Complete tasks from humble items (like getting supplies) to engaging affluent stakeholders or business leaders in meaningful discussions.
  • Donor Stewardship – Identify potential lead supporters, develop cultivation and stewardship plans, and in guiding and monitoring the Development Committee, Board, and senior leadership in the execution of plans.
  • Donor Management - Ensure lead donors are cared for and their preferences adhered to in all things, from making cold calls and solicitations to executing ticketing requests, from greeting and assisting with patron parking to serving refreshments in the outside patron lounge.
  • Alert the Development Director to issues, offer suggestions to improve efficiencies

Reports directly to the Director of Development. Oversees Development Assistant and Special Events Coordinator.

Salary $45K-$60K, commensurate with experience, as well as a benefits package including paid vacation, health, and dental. Vision and life insurance offered.


  • Five years minimum of related fundraising and/or nonprofit administration experience
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Impeccable organization skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Self-starter who enjoys working independently and with a team to meet a goal
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Tessitura, Foundation Center and other funder portals is a plus
  • Able to maintain emotional balance under busy circumstances
  • Knowledge and interest in theatre, fundraising, and the Berkshires is a plus
  • Kind, gracious, professional
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds for event set up
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and car