Development Associate

Barrington Stage Company

Pittsfield, MA 01201




Oct 14, 2020

Barrington Stage Company is seeking a Development Associate to join our team in Pittsfield, MA. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is a core member of our fundraising team, an early-career position that will grow with the selected candidate’s strengths and skills. BSC is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Berkshires with a three-fold mission: to produce top notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs.

Barrington Stage Company recognizes that it is a predominantly white institution and is actively working to become a more just, equitable and anti-racist theatre. We strongly encourage candidates of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups to apply.

● Database management: primary department member maintaining the database’s integrity; pulling lists and reports for event invitations, appeals; ensuring accuracy and confidentiality of data
● Gift entry and acknowledgment
● Research and analysis for prospective individual donors as well as grantors
● Drafting appeal and campaign letters
● Event support: tracking RSVPs, assisting with setup, manning and clean up for events of all sizes
● Building relationships with board members and donors at all levels; engaging with community members in-person and virtually
● Supporting activities of fellow Development Department members and the broader mission of BSC as required


● Familiarity with CRM software – preferably Tessitura, Microsoft Word and Excel
● Ability to engage stakeholders about theatre and our mission on a regular basis, through verbal and written communication
● Interest in building relationships with community members through conversation and presence at events
● Impeccable organization skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects efficiently
● Self-starter who enjoys working independently and with a team to meet a goal
● Knowledge and interest in theatre, fundraising, and the Berkshires is a plus

This position is full-time exempt with occasional evening/weekend work. Salary is $35,600 with benefits including paid vacation; health, dental, vision and life insurance offered; cultural exchange program with other Berkshire organizations; offer includes 60 days of company housing.




Experience Level

Entry Level



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