Development Director


TeAda is currently hiring a Development Director!

Mission: TeAda Productions is a nomadic theater of color rooted in the stories of immigrants and refugees. We are committed to healing and honoring the lives of the displaced, exploited and overlooked.  OUr artistic process starts and ends with conscious listening, community building, and creative courage.  Through theater workshops and performances, TeAda offers acts of service that are transformative and impactful.

TeAda is seeking a part-time Development Director for the preparation, execution and administration of upcoming grantwriting, fundraising, donor-related events, board development, and furthering strategic planning according to TeAda’s goals and mission. In order to meet the growing needs of this organization, the Development Director will work directly with TeAda’s ensemble staff, including the Artistic Director, Program Directors and Community Organizer.

The Development Director should plan and execute fundraising projects to cultivate new individual donors and strengthen TeAda’s relationship with existing donors. The Development Director should participate in infrastructural growth of TeAda to ensure longevity.  

Job Description:

  • Grant writing and grant research.

  • Planning and execution of online donor campaign and related special events.

  • Administration for individual donor management and thank-you’s.

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.

  • Forge an effective and positive working relationship with the Artistic Director, Staff, Community Partners and Board of Directors.

  • Arts background not required, diverse development applicants encouraged to apply.

  • Exposure to social justice, organizing and/or landscape of theaters of color a plus.

  • Support the mission, goals and objectives of TeAda’s strategic plan together with Board of Directors, staff, and Artists CORE. Work with Board, staff and artists to track progress with strategic milestones.

  • Required attendance at Staff Meetings


  • Self-starter, self-motivator

  • Knowledge of Los Angeles and beyond fundraising landscape

  • Background in community organizing, individual donor fundraising, development or crowdfunding

  • Able to work well in teams

  • Undergraduate degree preferred, experience and record of successful development strategies most important.

  • Computer access required

Preferred skills:

  • Fundraising event coordinator experience

  • Grantwriting experience in theater world, or ability to learn the grant landscape.

  • Understanding of multidisciplinary performance work, theatre ensemble and/or devised theatre process, as well as history of theaters of color.

  • Mac OS proficient.


For 10-20 hours/week

Flexible schedule (hours will increase during week and grant deadlines)

Starting rate $20/hour, negotiable based on experience.


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