Grant Writer

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
May 17, 2021
2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX
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The Grant Writer will write and submit grant proposals to support all orchestra programs through the annual fund, endowment, capital campaign, special projects, and other campaigns. The Grant Writer will maintain exceptional writing and grammatical skills with a flexible writing style and voice; cultivate relationships with new foundations and current donors to ensure engagement and ongoing support; work cross-departmentally to secure budgets, benchmarks, and outcomes for proposals and reports; possess a strong understanding of and comfort with working with budgets for grant proposals; maintain records of solicitations and applications; cultivate a high level of understanding of the DSO’s artistic and community programming to articulate these offerings to current and potential funders.


Job duties include:

  • Writing and submitting grant proposals to family, community, and private foundations, as well as national and government organizations to meet budgeted organizational needs. Developing individual grant proposals per each grant-making organization’s preferences and following each grant-making organization’s guidelines.
  • Working with each department of the DSA to secure current information required by granting organizations.
  • Cultivating and engaging current and potential funders through relationship development, engagement opportunities, meetings, and touchpoints.
  • Maintaining accurate records, including application schedules, deadlines, and proposal results.
  • Identifying, researching, and evaluating grant prospects to determine areas of interest, submission dates, and requirements. Stewarding a portfolio of 35+ existing foundation donors; crafting timely, personalized acknowledgment letters to funders for new pledges and grant payments.
  • Preparing reports for funders on grant program results.
  • Coordinating details of benefits such as receptions, recognition, ticket needs, and servicing other requests.
  • Providing additional departmental support by writing and editing team communications as needed.


Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and 3 plus years of experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


The Dallas Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Application Instructions

The Dallas Symphony provides excellent benefits, free parking, and tickets when available. Please submit your resume with salary requirements to

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