Thank you for your interest in employment at Britt Music and Arts Festival.

Permanent Positions

Job Title: Development Manager

Location: Medford and Jacksonville, Oregon

Annual Salary Range: BAND D: $50-60,000

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Duration: Full-time
FSLA Status: Exempt



The Development Manager is responsible for direct support of the Annual Giving and membership program at Britt. In addition, they will manage the data management, gift acknowledgements, and recognition for all donors while also providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer (CDO).



  • Annual Membership ($350 - $9,999 donor level, a total of approximately $450,000 annually)
    • Create Annual Membership appeals and campaigns and manage donor deliverables
    • Identify individual Annual Giving prospects and conduct research to determine donor interest/giving potential 
    • Prepare correspondence for Annual Giving donors, including monthly emails, solicitation, pledge confirmation, and timely gift acknowledgments
    • Support researching and prospecting for new donors
  • Work with the CDO and Director of Marketing to coordinate and plan communications for all campaigns, including the creation and design of print and electronic materials 
  • Manage up to 6 donor and member events through the year
  • Assist the CDO in implementing strategies to upgrade existing Annual Giving donors to Major and/or Planned gift donors.
  • Maintain accuracy of donor tracking systems to generate reports and obtain renewals 
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteer participation in all development activities 

Concerts and Other Events

  • Attend or be on-call for all in-person performances (estimated 37-40 in the coming season), managing the member hospitality deck and any other donor/member events
  • Manage all special events, including fundraisers, orchestra host family picnics and parties, volunteer appreciation events, and the annual meeting
  • Other activities include but are not limited to preparing/planning social functions, other fundraising events, auctions, preparing invitation lists, RSVP tracking, and donor acknowledgments


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in nonprofit development, with experience managing/analyzing a CRM database; a proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; and enthusiasm for developing solicitation/marketing strategies. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively and meet deadlines under pressure 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in verbal or written format
  • Self-starting, entrepreneurial, outgoing, and personable, with superior creative and analytical skills
  • Experience working with culturally diverse workforces and constituencies. Ability to build and maintain cooperative relationships with coworkers, managers and supervisors, donors/patrons, and members of the public. 
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the performing arts and the communities that engage with them
  • Must have valid Oregon driver’s license, daily access to reliable automobile, and valid insurance


This full-time exempt position is in Band D of Britt’s compensation structure and offers a starting salary in the range of $50-60,000 annually. Britt offers an excellent benefits package including 100% of health, dental, and vision insurance paid for employees beginning the first day of the month following employment; life insurance coverage of $25,000 comprising two separate policies; 16 annually accrued days of flexible time off plus extended sick leave; 11 paid holidays; and a paid week off every year between Christmas and New Year’s days. At three years of service, employees are eligible for 50% of family/dependent health insurance coverage and additional flexible time off days.


This is a full-time, exempt position. As an events-driven organization, Britt’s work schedule varies depending upon the activities of the season and the day. This position requires working many nights and weekends during the summer months, with flexibility from October-April.

This position has two primary work locations: the administrative office in downtown Medford, and the Britt hill park in Jacksonville, Oregon. We strive to offer a flexible work-from-home hybrid schedule, which generally allows employees to work from home two days per week. 

During in-office days, this position requires frequent computer use and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. While at the Britt hill park, this position requires the ability to carry items of up to 30 pounds, to sit or stand outdoors for long periods of time, and to travel up and down steep hills.


Please submit a letter of interest and a resume as a single pdf document to julie.gillis@brittfest.org. Please use the subject line “Development Manager application – YOURLASTNAME. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 27, 2023.

Britt Music & Arts Festival is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Britt believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All are encouraged to apply.


Britt Music & Arts Festival is a mission-driven community-based arts organization founded in 1963 in Jacksonville, Oregon. Britt provides the best in entertainment, engagement, and education to Southern Oregon audiences through a diverse array of arts events: approximately 30 popular music & comedy shows, 6-7 orchestra performances, and dozens of admission-free education events each year. Recent performers include: emerging country star Jordan Davis, gospel legend Mavis Staples, Pulitzer prize-winning composer and musician Caroline Shaw, contemporary jazz icon Norah Jones, and so many more. Britt’s programs and grounds are enjoyed by around 100,000 people each year, and we strive to serve the broadest possible community with opportunities for discovery through the arts. Britt’s identity is closely tied to the public park known as the Britt Hill, which we steward 365 days per year and host the majority of our performances. Learn more at brittfest.org.

Orchestra Openings


Thank you for applying! Applicants can expect to hear back from Britt beginning in April about audition results.

For questions regarding auditions, please contact the General Manager of the BFO, Renia Shterenberg: renia@brittfest.org

Available Positions
The following one-year, substitute position is open for the 2023 season:

  • Section Bass - special application deadline: Friday, March 24, 11:59pm PDT


Acceptd RGB 2C medium
Acceptd is the premier digital application, audition, and recruitment tool for arts organizations all over the world.

naas partner

The Britt Festival Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at auditionalliance.org.

Seasonal/Temporary Positions

There are no seasonal/temporary positions available at this time.


Part-time internships for college credit only are available during the late winter, spring and summer months. Specific dates and work schedules are determined individually based on departmental needs and the availability of the chosen candidates. For paid, seasonal positions, please see our Seasonal/Temporary Employment section.

There are no internship positions open at this time.


Britt Music & Arts Festival is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.