Director of Development


United Arts is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and one-stop-shop to support the

arts, sciences, history, and cultural institutions in Lake, Orange, Osceola, and

Seminole counties. United Arts is Central Florida’s only local arts agency that

supports artists, creatives, and arts organizations across the region. 


Through their program, funding and resources, United Arts helps local organizations serve more and do more. Through a dynamic collaboration between individuals,

businesses, local governments, foundations and more than 125 arts and cultural

organizations, United Arts works to enhance the quality and variety of cultural

experiences throughout Central Florida by spreading awareness, raising and

distributing funds, providing management, administrative and advisory services

to the field, and by being the ultimate cheerleader for the vibrant and diverse arts

community. It is the designated local arts agency for the four-county region.



United Arts of Central Florida, the leading resource for arts and culture in Central

Florida, seeks an energetic, goal-driven fundraising professional to lead a well-

supported and highly successful development team as the agency’s new Director

of Development. This is a wonderful opportunity for a seasoned development

professional who is eager to support the community’s broader arts and culture

ecosystem by ensuring the institutional sustainability and effectiveness of an

organization dedicated to the growth, vitality, and viability of the sector. United

Arts of Central Florida was just named one of the Best Places to Work in Orlando

in a 2023 staff-survey generated report by Orlando Business Journal.


The Director of Development is a new position that will develop and implement a

comprehensive annual development plan that aligns internal and external

fundraising goals with the agency's overarching strategic goals. They will work in

partnership with the Development Department team, the President CEO,

Jennifer Evins, and the Board of Directors Development Committee.






Click here for more information or to apply. The search for the Director of Development is being conducted on behalf of

United Arts of Central Florida by Tom O'Connor Consulting Group, a New York-

based executive search and consulting firm specializing in the arts and culture

industries. The search is being led by Brenna Thomas, in consultation with

TOCG VP of Organizational Planning Dr. Edie Demas.


To apply, visit the online application and submit your materials. Your cover letter

should include relevant experience, including any direct experience you've had

with similar roles and institutions. No phone calls, please.

The priority application deadline for this search is October 9, 2023.


Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. While we will

still accept and consider applications after this date, we encourage you to apply

as early as possible for the best chance at being considered for the position.

Please note that meeting the priority deadline does not guarantee an interview.

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