Development Director

Orange Tree Theatre

What can you receive?
£45,000 per annum


26 June 2023

The Orange Tree Theatre are looking to recruit a Development Director to lead our small and high-achieving development team.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and imaginative new Development Director to join us at the beginning of a new growth-oriented business plan, while working long term towards a £3m capital redevelopment project which will transform our front of house area.

The Development Director will lead on fundraising for the OT, working with the Joint CEOs to develop and deliver the fundraising strategy and achieve an annual fundraising target of circa £500k. This will primarily involve establishing and nurturing relationships with patrons and major donors , developing income from Trusts and Foundations, overseeing and developing the existing membership scheme and working with a newly established Development Board.

As an independent theatre operating without National Portfolio funding from Arts Council England, fundraising is vital to our success and the Development Department enjoys fantastic support at all levels, including from a highly engaged Board of Trustees and from a donor base of almost a thousand Members and Patrons. Following the Pandemic, audiences are returning in large numbers and Members and Patrons are excited by the recent announcement of an ambitious new artistic and community programme. The Development Director sits on the Senior Leadership Team, which meets monthly and contributes towards shaping the company strategy, leading department reviews, setting goals, promoting teamwork, managing risk and solving complex challenges.

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