Living Arts of Tulsa
Development Coordinator

Part Time (20-30 hours/week)


Living Arts’ mission is to present and develop contemporary art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We believe critically-engaged art is essential within a diverse arts-ecology and a catalyst for social change. We are interested in evolving ideas, engendering new art forms, exploring the relationship of art to other disciplines and fields of knowledge, and empowering the community through creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, films, demonstrations of current art, lectures and educational activities. Living Arts is a platform for artistic integrity and experimentation. We produce cultural history-in-the-making and maintain a space and community in which thought-provoking art thrives.

Position Description

Reporting to the Artistic Director the Development Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing Living Arts’ fundraising, including major gifts programs, annual funding, planned giving, end of year giving, special events and funding campaigns. Works with Artistic Director, Board of Directors, and Finance Coordinator to develop and implement funding strategies. This position also writes and reports for grants, identifies individual and corporate giving. This position can streamline managing our gift software and communicate effectively to donors and sponsors. The Development Coordinator will review and unpack the budget and help to identify grand and funding needs and implementation.  The Development Coordinator will inform the Artistic Director, and ultimately the board of directors, of all program issues and accomplishments.


  • Develop and execute Living Arts of Tulsa's annual fundraising plan
    • Including but not limited to: Major Gifts Program, Annual Funding, Planned Giving, End of Year Giving, Special Events and Funding Campaigns
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Maintain Living Arts’ gift software, Giftworks, with Financial Coordinator and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Assist with donor recruitment, cultivation, and stewardship
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Work with Artistic Director with planning, executing fundraising and special events
  • Identify, research, and writing funding proposals to foundations and other organizations. Develop relationships with key personnel at these organizations. Maintain timely schedule with grant reporting. Discuss potential projects with team for grant identification purposes
  • Prospect, cultivate, and secure gifts and sponsorships from businesses
  • Volunteer coordination: scheduling, outreach, recruiting and follow-up/surveys


  • BA in Communications, English, Writing or a similar field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in grant writing for artists and/or non-profits
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office & Adobe Suites
  • Demonstrates excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and work with budgeting, clarify and identify budget needs
  • Experience with Giftworks is preferred
  • Experience with:
    • Foundation and Trust Grants
    • Corporate Grants and Giving
    • State and Federal Grants
    • Giving and Fundraising Campaigns
    • Events
    • Membership Programs
  • Proven personal record of successful development/campaign results
  • Experience managing special fundraising events
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to manage self independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to perform unsupervised while being accountable to the Artistic Director and Board of Directors


Compensation is commensurate with training and experience.

This is an outstanding opportunity to coordinate Living Arts’ development area and partner with the Artistic Director, Board of Directors.

Living Arts of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Interested candidates should send qualifying material to LFH280@gmail.com