Development Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience. EOE



Application Deadline:



300 E. Green Street, 3rd Floor
United States


MUSE/IQUE seeks a full-time Development Director to implement its strategic plan to procure funds for the organization, including supporting the leadership of the organization toward building a sustainable future. This exciting growing nonprofit organization is under the artistic and musical direction of Maestra Rachael Worby, the founding Artistic Director. The position will report to the Executive Director, Brian Colburn.


MUSE/IQUE is a dynamic, emerging non-profit organization that creates exhilarating live music adventures. Using the whole city as a venue, MUSE/IQUE goes way beyond the concert hall for spectacularly intimate performances which combine music, movement and ideas from a diverse range of genres. Under the leadership of renowned Artistic Director Rachael Worby, MUSE/IQUE’s artistic collective consists of an acclaimed orchestra and top musicians from the worlds jazz, rock, blues, gospel, and more, along with today’s best singers, dancers, and thinkers. Together with an enthusiastic and growing audience base, these artists reimagine the possibilities for the live music experience. Founded in 2011, MUSE/IQUE is a membership driven organization presenting ten major public events each year as well as a wide range of education and community engagement programs. 

Major responsibilities:

  1. Oversees all fundraising and communications operations
  2. Cultivates, stewards, and solicits major donors
  3. Works in close partnership with the Executive Director and Artistic Director in major gift and board fundraising
  4. Serves as a key member of the senior planning team
  5. Represents the organization in the community
  6. Works closely with the Board of Directors, in support of fundraising efforts of the Board and Board Committees
  7. Drives goals of Fundraising Committees and works collaboratively with the chair(s)
  8. Manages the development and marketing staff to develop the strategy in each of the contributed revenue areas
  9. Creates and manages the annual fundraising budget, ensuring annual objectives align with the overall goals outlined in the strategic plan
  10. Implements and manages structure and procedures for the Development Department
  11. Plans and manages continuous growth of contributed revenue
  12. Provides contributed revenue reporting to the Executive Director and to the Board on a regular basis
  13. Performs other responsibilities as required by the organization.



Experience and Education

  • College degree preferred, in Arts Administration, Business or Music.
  • 5 years’ experience as a Development Director of a non-profit organization based in the San Gabriel Valley, preferably in the arts; experience with a start-up organization a plus.
  • Proficiency in web/social media communications
  • Excellent communications skills in documentation and presentations.

Desired Attributes

  • Strong communicator, verbal and written
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Confident
  • Meets commitments
  • Diplomatic
  • Sense of humor
  • Dependable
  • Results-oriented
  • High energy


Vacation: 2 weeks each for years 1 through 3; 3 weeks for year 4 and above

Medical Allowance, in lieu of insurance

Sick Leave: 48 hours per year

Holidays: 10 per year

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send resume and cover letter indicating your interest to:

Trish Bennett, HR Committee Chair, at