Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre 

Director of Development (Full Time, Exempt) 

Hybrid (Remote / On Site)  

Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre owns and operates the historic Landmark Theatre property, and is responsible for its maintenance, preservation, restoration and improvements. The Landmark Theatre is the premiere destination for touring concerts, comedians, family shows, and Broadway productions in central New York, and has its own, rich 95+ year history.  

The Director of Development is responsible for achieving the Landmark’s general operating support goals and coordinating capital campaign fundraising efforts.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, arts administration, or related field (e.g., Communications, Marketing, Public Administration) 
  • Minimum of Five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising (annual fund, major gifts, sponsorship, etc.) at an executive staff or above level. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff and board 
  • Experience with fundraising software and donor databases 
  • Fluency in designing fundraising collateral 
  • A passion for theatre, historic preservation, and our community 
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Flexibility and adaptability 
  • Fluent in Office suite software. 



Capital Campaign Donor Relations 

  • Participate in Centennial Committee planning meetings. 
  • Provide printed collateral and talking points for Centennial Committee members. 
  • Ensure that gifts and pledges are accurately recorded. 
  • Ensure that donors are properly recognized. 
  • The Capital Campaign has a five-year goal in excess of $2 million. 


  • Generate new sponsorship agreements with local business. 
  • Maintain and retain existing sponsorship portfolio. 
  • Ensure sponsorship relationships are properly managed. 
  • Ensure that sponsor benefits are provided in coordination with the Marketing Coordinator. 
  • Annual sponsorship goal is less than $100,000.

Membership and Annual Giving 

  • Generate new individual members and non-capital donations (typically up to $1000 per membership or gift). 
  • Maintain and retain existing members. 
  • Ensure memberships are properly recognized and recorded. 
  • Ensure membership benefits are provided in coordination with box office staff. 
  • Annual combined donation and membership goal is less than $100,000 

Grant Writing 

  • Participate in grant writing for capital and operating support in coordination with the leadership team. 
  • Participate in contract fulfillment, in coordination with the leadership team. 

Event Responsibilities 

  • Director of Development is a senior leadership role at the Landmark Theatre. Members of the leadership team maintain a presence at public ticketed events on a rotating basis to: 
    • Ensure standards and expectations are being met. 
    • Address customer issues that require escalation. 
    • Provide support to the event management team. 
    • Ensure that the needs of members, sponsors, donors, and potential donors are met. 
  • Events are typically on nights and weekends. 

Development Administration 

  • The position is responsible for coordinating the data entry and maintenance of development records, interactions, and donor/prospect files. 
  • Report results and solicitation schedule of all major gift efforts to Executive Director and Board of Trustees. 
  • Assist the Executive Director as needed on special projects. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable 

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to