Community Engagement and Development Manager, Department of Performing Arts - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
Full Time
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Community Engagement and Development Manager, Department of Performing Arts - Georgetown College

Georgetown's Department of Performing Arts (DPA) fosters artistic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, socially engaged performance, and the spirit of collaboration. Home to the College's undergraduate degree programs in American Musical Culture and Theater & Performance Studies, as well as dozens of performing groups in music, theater, and dance, the Department features a renowned faculty and close partnerships with leading arts organizations from the D.C. region and beyond.

The Community Engagement and Development Manager supports the overlapping missions of Theater and Performance Studies (TPST) and Davis Performing Arts Center (DPAC) as they steward artistic, community, educational, and broad-based interdisciplinary initiatives that reach over 10,000 patrons annually, including faculty and students tied to the Home Season from across campus. Reporting to the DPAC Artistic Director, the Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Helps to disseminate the home mission and broader work of DPAC, run by the TPST Program, to a range of stakeholders including collaborators/ partners from on and off campus, guest artists, alumni, grant agencies, donors and prospective donors.
  • Plans special events in relationship to the TPST Program.
  • Coordinates logistics and manages outreach on behalf of TPST's academic program and Davis's public initiatives, interfacing with other units on campus, as well as off-campus partners, such as embassies, schools, and cultural organizations.
  • Promotes TPST and DPAC in their interdisciplinary involvement and highly active community engagement through website content development and other outlets.
  • Engages in audience development, including on-campus outreach, such as targeting specific academic departments and shepherding their participation for particular evens - for example, home season shows and auxiliary events.
  • Supports the TPST Director and DPAC Artistic Director in development efforts, playing a leadership role with alumni and donor relations, such as development of grant proposals and their documentation, web-database/ newsletter, and logistical coordination of an alumni board and related events.
  • Provides project management support and serving as liaison/host on a range of academic and art.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of experience in administrative support for the arts or community engagement
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Preferred qualifications

  • Professional, service-oriented demeanor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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