Position: Development Associate
Status: Part-time (15-20 hours/week, occasional evening and weekend hours required)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reports to: Joe Clifford, Executive Director
Date posted: August 17, 2018

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jclifford@lebanonoperahouse.org by noon on Friday, November 16.

LOH seeks a detail-oriented individual with strong writing and organizational skills to support the development efforts of the Executive Director and Development Committee. Duties include assisting with prospect research; donor and funder cultivation; proposal writing/editing; reporting and fulfillment for corporate, governmental, foundation and individual sources of support.

Primary Seasonal Responsibilities

  • Assist with grant writing, editing and reporting
  • Communicate with funders and assist with donor recognition
  • Research fund and donor prospects
  • Coordinate annual appeals and generate reports
  • Maintain and manage sponsor database
  • Support donor cultivation events
  • Assist with the development of membership and sponsorship packages
  • Develop materials for sponsors and track sponsor fulfillment requirements
  • Assist with program documentation and evaluation
  • Assist with general office duties
  • Represent LOH at events as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience and knowledge of grant processes preferred
  • Computer and database management skills, knowledge of Salesforce/Patron Manager is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; outstanding organizational skills/follow-through
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events as necessary
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Commitment to LOH’s focus on arts, education and community.


About Lebanon Opera House

LOH is prominently situated on the Colburn Park green in historic downtown Lebanon, NH. Since 1924, LOH has served as one of the cultural cornerstones of the Upper Valley region as a vaudeville theater, movie house, community gathering place, and city hall.

LOH’s 800-seat hall—the largest proscenium theater in the Upper Valley—is a favorite stop for many touring musicians and is coveted by local arts organizations.

In 1991, the City of Lebanon recognized it lacked the capacity to fully achieve the mission of this vibrant facility so the Lebanon Opera House Improvement Corporation, a nonprofit organization, was established.

Today, LOH remains dedicated to presenting high-quality performances in music, dance and theater. Each season, nearly a dozen community arts groups (including Opera North, City Center Ballet, North Country Community Theatre) and students in the Lebanon School District set up residence on the LOH stage. Our house becomes their home and all artists—regardless of age or experience level—have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage with expert technicians and quality equipment.

Lebanon Opera House is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, etc. with respect to employment opportunities.