Development Director


Creating community through seasonal celebration.

SANTA BARBARA REVELS is seeking a part-time Development Director to manage fundraising and donor development. A non-profit performing arts company, Santa Barbara Revels has been in operation since 2008, creating year-round events and activities as well as our annual production of  The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Our offices are at 1330 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. At a minimum, the responsibilities of this position would include planning and carrying out activities to cultivate and recognize donors, sending out a bi-annual fundraising letter, organizing our annual Fall online auction and our Revels Raffle, maintaining data bases, compiling mailing lists, and – potentially – submitting select grant applications. The hours are extremely flexible and would vary greatly, with periods of greater activity (as much as ten hours per week) and lesser activity (as little as two hours per week); additionally, some weeks would be completely free, due to the seasonal nature of our performance schedule. The Development Director would be working closely with the Founder of Santa Barbara Revels and would report to the Founder and to the Board of Directors. As the Founder transitions to less active involvement and as this role becomes more familiar with the structure of the organization, there is potential for growth in responsibilities and compensation. The initial salary would be in the range of $7,000 to $10,000 per year, depending on the candidate’s experience and the extent of duties undertaken. The position would be as an employee of Santa Barbara Revels.

Santa Barbara Revels is affiliated with a national organization that has nine Revels companies spread through the United States. Many resources and materials are available from the national organization and the other affiliates, and we enjoy a mutually beneficial and supportive relationship with all our sister companies.

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