Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000

Job Summary:

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is seeking an experienced, outgoing, and organized Associate Director of Development, Events & Stewardship to plan and execute donor cultivation and stewardship events, including Milwaukee Rep’s Annual Gala. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the Associate Director of Development, Events & Stewardship will execute all aspects of event logistics and pre and post event communication, and will work strategically with internal department positions to coordinate function details. Additionally, this position will be responsible for the management of large volunteer event committees.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and organize all activities related to fundraising, stewardship, and cultivation events
  • Strategize, plan events, and build Milwaukee Rep's relationships with institutional and individual donors
  • Organize and facilitate event committees
  • Conduct post-event debrief and any follow-up required with stakeholders
  • Work with the Chief Marketing Officer to create a cohesive marketing, promotion, and collateral design plan for all events
  • Act as representative for department when interfacing with vendors and guests
  • Administer donor stewardship benefits including VIP parking
  • Recruit and provide guidance, direction, and supervision for Special Events volunteers and staff
  • Attend and oversee Opening Night celebrations and manage related special event activity

Requirements of the Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in English, Communication, Non-Profit, or related field and three years of professional experience in donor relations, stewardship, event planning, or communications; OR any equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Ability to coordinate and plan large scale events
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles
  • Superior interpersonal and organization skills are essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in order to respond effectively and diplomatically with donors, volunteers, and various leaders.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required


How to Apply:

Required Materials: Online Application, Resume, Cover Letter detailing why you are the best candidate for the position.

Deadline: April 5, 2024 Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled.

All applications must be submitted through the online portal. Any candidate who requires accommodations to submit an online application should contact Human Resources Manager, Liz Merwin at

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

Additionally, any physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.