Administrative Staff

Marketing and Development Assistant

Marketing and Development Assistant

Posted: 4/23/2021
Type: Full-time (or see note at bottom), exempt
Reports to: Marketing Manager/Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Development
Work Location: Downtown Baltimore
Available: Immediately


The Marketing and Development Assistant will spend roughly equal amounts of time supporting the marketing and fundraising/development departments of a thriving professional nonprofit theatre for the classics.

Duties include (but are not limited to):


  • Provide administrative support for the theatre’s performance, education, and development outreach efforts
  • Support and track digital and print campaigns, appeals, and mailings
  • Gather, proof, and format information for CSC marketing materials
  • Coordinate and keep track of marketing campaign calendars and project timelines
  • Support social media, web, and email communications
  • Maintain, update, and organize archive of the company’s creative content
  • Submit and update online event listings and maintain publicity contact lists; create database reports for mailing lists


  • Maintain donor database; ensuring accuracy and currency of all information
  • Create and update donor and donation reports as needed (regular and ad hoc)
  • Maintain donor and sponsor lists for programs, website, etc.; assist with preparation of guest lists for events and donor seat lists for performances
  • Support content creation for donor communications, including letters, emails, campaign materials, donor rewards, etc.
  • Assist with mailings for annual appeals and events, including mass mailings, emails blast, and thank-you letters.
  • Provide support to committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events
  • Support grant writing and reporting; organize frequently required grant materials
  • Support donor prospecting, including individual and institutional donor research
  • Assist with stewardship activities including opening night parties and special events



  • Excellent knowledge and ability in grammar, spelling, and persuasive writing
  • Professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email, or through letters
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills in a deadline-oriented setting
  • Ability to work well independently, under direct supervision, and as part of a collaborative team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office business applications, preferably in an enterprise setting
  • Strong proficiency in data analysis and report creation, preferably on Salesforce-based CRM platform
  • Ability to handle online research of organizations and individuals
  • Availability to work occasional nights and weekends to support performance-related and other events


  • Working knowledge of photo/video editing software or ability to learn
  • An appreciation for the works of Shakespeare
  • Experience in theatre

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Two years office experience or equivalent

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting salary in the low $30s
  • Paid health insurance for employee
  • Paid short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid parking
  • Generous paid time off, including two weeks of flexible paid leave, paid holidays, plus paid leave the final week (Christmas through New Year’s Day) of each year

Please note:

  • This is an office-based position, but remote work one day per week may be a possibility.
  • Alternatively, we will consider applications for separate part-time Development Assistant and Marketing Assistant positions. (Health insurance is not available for part-time positions.)

Application Instructions

Submit resume AND cover letter discussing background, qualifications, and interest in the position to jobs@chesapeakeshakespeare.com. No phone calls, please. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Front of House Positions

There are no opportunities available at this time. Please check back in the future.

Production Positions

There are no opportunities available at this time. Please check back in the future.

Teaching Artists

CSC seeks summer Teaching Artists with passion for collaborative arts and patience for varied learning styles of K-8th graders to lead indoor, limited-capacity camps. 9am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.

Teach age-appropriate acting exercises, games, and performance activities. Lesson plan provided. Knowledge of Shakespeare plays a strong plus. Skills should include the ability to foster ensemble and use of non-traditional theatre practices.

Several camp locations include Downtown Baltimore (The Studio), Ellicott City, and Owings Mills.

Paid training sessions, background check, and first aid class required. Applicants must be over 18 and vaccinated. Paid position, hourly, $16-$25/per hour.

To submit, send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript/grade report to: Education@chesapeakeshakespeare.com


There are no opportunities available at this time. Please check back in the future.


There are no opportunities available at this time. Please check back in the future.

Volunteer Opportunities

CSC is currently looking for organized and enthusiastic volunteers to assist on projects while we are dark, including but not limited to community research and outreach, direct mail campaigns, organization and filing, audience surveys, and much more!

Please email volunteer@chesapeakeshakespeare.com with your specific areas of administrative interest and expertise. We’d love to have you support our team in person or remotely!