Development Associate

The Cliburn
February 7, 2020
Fort Worth, TX
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Want to learn about one of the most respected local arts organizations, while contributing to a dynamic, growing team? The Cliburn is hiring!

The Cliburn advances classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of new artists.

The Development Associate is primarily responsible for assisting in and supporting fund-raising activities, including grant writing, mass mailings, and thank you calls. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will write, assemble, and submit grant requests, maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines, and maintain relationships with appropriate contacts. Complete job description at

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and grant sample letter (see instructions below). Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.

Grant sample letter instructions: Using information found on and other sites, draft a hypothetical one-page request letter to the Sid Richardson Foundation from the Cliburn President and CEO using your discretion and past experience to determine the amount to ask and the area to support.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in grant writing / development
  • Self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal skills in communicating through various channels
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to prioritize & multi-task; be highly detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of working in a relational database, e.g. Raiser’s Edge
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to work with initiative, drive, and focus
  • Personal attributes of: Accountable, Consistent, Self-Regulated, Punctual, Collaborative, and Committed to the Cliburn’s Mission

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