The Charleston Gaillard Center is an 1,800-seat performance hall located in Charleston, South Carolina. The newly constructed facility also contains 16,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, along with office and public spaces. The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility.
The Gaillard Center's mission is to provide the Lowcountry with a world-class performance hall, elegant venue space, and vibrant educational opportunities inspiring our dynamic community through the power of the performing arts. We seek to enrich the diverse community of Charleston with artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible and unique, and to serve as an education resource for generations to come. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit http://www.gaillardcenter.org.
The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation is seeking a Director of Development who will be charged with the primary responsibility for designing and implementing the organization’s professional development and membership plan, and supporting the five-year strategic planning process. This position is responsible for the planning, execution, control, and evaluation of fundraising, membership, and sponsorship for the organization, budgeting development expenses and establishing and meeting short and long term fundraising goals.
The Director of Development works closely with the President and CEO, the Board of Directors, the CFO, and with the support of development and membership staff, volunteers and interns to enhance and support the overall mission of the organization, and to ensure ample unrestricted and program funds are generated.
The Director of Development is responsible for fund development for these purposes:
- Operating support
- Programming support, including classical or education series, shows and programs
- Major projects, including new programs and collaborative ventures
- Future projects, which may include
- Capital projects, to include new equipment
- Endowment fund
- Planned giving
The Director of Development will also collaborate with staff to plan and carry out one major “season kickoff” event with an income generation goal to be determined annually. The Director of Development will also plan and assist with Board events as needed.
Other duties may be assigned.