Director of Development


Paper Mill Playhouse, the nation’s premier musical theater, located in Millburn, NJ, seeks an energetic, collaborative, and experienced leader to join their team as Director of Development.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented fundraising professional to advance the work of the skilled team that is in place and bring a beloved institution into its next chapter of achievement. The successful candidate will be skilled at conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan to fulfill Paper Mill Playhouse’s mission and meet their strategic priorities. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will work in close partnership with the Executive and Producing Artistic Directors, the Board of Trustees, members of a 10-person Development department, and across the organization to build a sustainable culture of philanthropy, cultivate transformative gifts, and ultimately expand PMP’s base of support to enable PMP to achieve its financial, cultural, and educational objectives. The Director of Development will also oversee ongoing strategy and management of Paper Mill’s “Next Act” Capital Campaign to raise funds for much needed renovations and expansion of the theatre’s facilities.


Celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year, Paper Mill Playhouse has been a cherished New Jersey arts institution since 1934. New Jersey’s largest producing theater, Paper Mill brings new American Musical Theater to life, with a national reputation that continues to grow, bringing over 200,000 tri-state audience members annually to view the best in musical theater, from celebrated revivals to groundbreaking new works. In addition to audiences, artists and students depend on Paper Mill as an artistic home that inspires and nurtures their creativity. As a professional producing theater, Paper Mill is deeply committed to identifying and nurturing creative talent on the mainstage, including singers, dancers, directors, composers, lyricists, choreographers, actors, and designers. The theater is fully unionized under AEA, SDC, IATSE, USA, and AFM and produces five large-scale, mostly musical productions in its mainstage season each year. Some productions are self-produced while others result from collaborations with partner regional theaters and major commercial producers. In 2016, Paper Mill received the industry’s highest honor, the Regional Theatre Tony Award. Paper Mill Playhouse is a cultural hub for the community with an economic impact of over $37M each year.






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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-04 17:22:14 -0400