Development Director

By: Forward Theater Co

Job Summary:

Forward Theater Company is the professional resident theater at Overture Center for the Arts. Each season we produce four mainstage productions of the best in contemporary theater plus a Monologue Festival or New Play Festival. We’re deeply involved with our community through extensive outreach efforts, and give Wisconsin’s theater professionals an artistic home.

 We are seeking a Development Director to lead and execute a robust fundraising plan.  Responsibilities include increasing donor engagement and support, cultivating and stewarding new donors, managing existing relationships and growing new relationships with institutional funders (foundation, corporate, government), and managing special events. In addition, over the next two seasons, the Development Director will play a critical leadership role in the execution of our Forward for the Future Endowment Campaign. Past participation in Anti-Racist or EDI training is a plus.

If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising, we encourage you to apply.






How to Apply:

Please apply by April 16, 2021. Email cover letter and resume to Julie Swenson, Managing Director at