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Development Coordinator
Director of Information Services
Education and Community Outreach Internship

Development Coordinator

Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre is currently seeking a full-time Development Coordinator, who will report to the Director of Advancement and Planning. The Development Coordinator supports the Development team in meeting Signature Theatre’s fundraising goals. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for processing all gifts across campaigns and sources, including data entry and information tracking. This role also supports the team in stewardship, solicitation, special events and other activities. This position is based at Signature Theatre’s administrative offices in Arlington, VA.


Data Entry and Information Tracking

  • Processes all gifts in our Tessitura database, submits information to the business office, sets up and processes payment plans and matching gifts, and sends acknowledgements in a timely manner
  • Creates and distributes tracking reports
  • Prepares all reports and distribution lists
  • Works with the Finance and Information Services Departments to reconcile to the general ledger donor accounts and works to streamline processes
  • Responsible for maintaining donor preferences, event usage, and recognition data in donor database, serves as one of the department’s “Power Users.”
  • Works with appropriate staff to initiate queries from the donor database, as needed

Administrative Support

  • Manages the expense budget for all development programs
  • Maintains donor files, checking all recent correspondence, meetings and participation in Signature Theatre events
  • Assists in planning and executing of special event logistics including event follow-up
  • Works closely with the development team to plan and execute donor meetings by collecting materials and enclosures
  • Coordinates with Donor Services Manager all donor recognition listings including the program book, donor walls and Signature website
  • Coordinates the gift acknowledgement process with the Individual Giving team, ensuring timely processing of acknowledgement letters, forms, cards, receipts, and pledge reminders
  • Assists in the integration of prospect management files (i.e. profiles, call reports) into the donor database, and with the maintenance of the donor/prospect hard files
  • Maintain inventories of all Annual Fund materials
  • Answers donor inquiries as needed
  • Works with the team to draft appeal and acknowledgment letters
  • Serves as development office representative at fundraising and special events, both during office hours and after hours, providing assistance as directed

Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly motivated, energetic, reliable, independent self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive with outstanding problem solving skills
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to interact with staff and donors in a fast paced environment, remaining flexible, resourceful and efficient
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Strong computer proficiency
  • Evening and weekend work is required

How to Apply
Submit a letter of application and resume to: with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line or mail to:

Signature Theatre
ATTN: Development
4200 Campbell Street
Arlington, VA 22206

Director of Information Services

Signature Theatre, a Tony Award®-winning, non-profit professional theater, in Arlington, Virginia seeks a Director of Information Services to join a dynamic and exciting company.

The Director of Information Services provides high-quality technical support and innovation for its user base of nearly 70 employees. The Director of Information Services is responsible for maintaining day-to-day business continuity, while planning and executing new strategic initiatives to promote Signature’s technological growth as an organization. The Director serves as a member of Signature’s ten-member Senior Staff, reports to the Managing Director and has direct oversight of the Database Coordinator, who administers Signature Theatre’s CRM systems.

Experience and Requirements
The ideal candidate will have five years’ experience in information technology in a senior-level capacity. Candidate must have a high level of intellectual curiosity, ability to multi-task, and the capacity to switch gears to accommodate the needs of a highly agile organization.

The candidate must be a strategic thinker who will be committed to finding elegant and affordable solutions to organizational challenges and who will contribute strongly to Signature’s collaborative, creative culture.

The candidate must have solid knowledge of the configuration of end-user and server hardware and operating systems, including printers. Candidates must have the ability to manage a medium-sized Ethernet-based network, including 80 configurations of switches, firewalls, network-attached storage, and wireless access points. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for Signature’s office machine leases and maintenance (phones, copiers, postage, POS systems, etc).

The candidate must also have strong familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2016, including configuration of Active Directory, file sharing, print services, DHCP, and DNS and comfortability operating in a mixed environment that includes both Windows and Mac operating systems. The ideal candidate will also have experience administering email services in Microsoft Exchange and/or Exchange Online.

The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the ongoing use and maintenance of Signature’s main business/commerce SQL database, Tessitura (and its affiliated products) as well as planning for future uses; previous experience with implementing, configuring or administering Tessitura or similar program is a significant plus.

Additional Attributes:

  • Experience implementing virtualized Windows servers in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment
  • Strong understanding of the Office 365 platform, including Azure Active Directory
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and the administration of Microsoft SQL Server, as well as SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Experience configuring Microsoft SharePoint and/or SharePoint Online
  • Understanding of VoIP (voice over IP) telephony
  • Basic knowledge of configuring QuickBooks in a multi-user environment
  • Experience negotiating and implementing contracts with service providers
  • Experience with creating and managing departmental and project budgets
  • Strong industry knowledge and demonstrated ability to keep business systems up-to-date and in compliance with applicable regulations and security recommendations.

Signature Theatre offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, and discount tickets.

Signature Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Signature Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Please use the subject line “Director of Information Services.”

Education and Community Outreach Internship

Signature Theatre’‘s Education Department operates year-round and has full and part-time internships available throughout the year. Education interns should be current college students who are planning on actively pursuing careers in theater. Interns are treated as a vital part of Signature’s staff and gain valuable real-life work experience at a professional, award-winning, nationally-renowned theater. All interns at Signature Theatre must be currently enrolled in school and must be receiving credit for their internship. Signature will modify the internship to meet the requirements of your university’s career or internship office.

Signature Theatre’‘s Education programs have received national recognition and respect. Interns in the Education department fill a vital role, serving in administrative, teaching and dramaturgical capacities. Interns assist with Signature in the Schools in rehearsals, in-class workshops and in preparation of study materials studied by nearly 1,800 students annually. Additionally, they coordinate free community events, summer programming, assist in supervising The Apprentice at Signature program, and oversee administration for classes and programs. They also help maintain administrative duties for all Education programs. On occasion, they may serve as a dramaturg for Signature’s main stage productions.

How To Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter stating your goals and expectations for an internship position with Signature and the time period for which you would like to be considered (fall, spring, or summer).

Also include a résumé listing your educational background, work history, and theater/arts experience with references and an official college transcript. Applications with staples will be automatically rejected.

Send application materials to:
Signature Theatre
ATTN: Internships
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206

Or to

FAQ: How will I know my application materials have been received? A member of Signature’s Education department will contact you to let you know your materials have been received.
How long will it take to know if a decision has been made regarding my application? It can take several weeks to hear back on the status of an application. We appreciate your patience.
Who should I use as reference? We recommend professionals or educators who know you personally and who have worked with you. Look at the intern descriptions and qualifications. Are there people who have worked with you in similar capacities? Those are the people to ask.
Are interns paid? Interns are not paid, however, Signature will work closely with your university to ensure you receive credit for your time at Signature.
Does Signature provide housing for interns? Unfortunately, we cannot provide housing for interns. There are several websites and organizations in the DC area that can aid in finding housing for internships including The Washington Intern Housing Network. We will be happy to put you in contact with other interns who may be in need of roommates.
Is Signature Metro accessible? Signature Theatre is located in The Village at Shirlington, which is not Metro accessible. However, several buses leave from the nearby Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Pentagon stations to Shirlington on a regular basis. Additionally, there is a substantial amount of free parking near the Theatre.
Is it possible to receive school credit for my internship? It is! If your school offers credit for internships, and you are interested in receiving credit for your internship at Signature, please make sure we know what’s required of you and, just as importantly, what’s required of us!
What are the hours for internships? Generally, interns will be expected to work Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. However, occasional evenings, early hours or weekends may be expected.
Is it possible to be a full-time intern at Signature and hold an outside job? While some have done it in the past, we wouldn’t recommend it. Interning at Signature is a full-time job and depending on the internship, the schedule can fluctuate from week to week, making it difficult to pursue outside work.

For more information about our internship opportunities, please contact Signature’s Education Department at 571 527 1854 or