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Box Office
Phone: 203.227.4177
Fax: 203.454.3238
Toll-free 888.927.7529

Box Office Hours:

During Performances:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Friday
12noon to 8:30pm
11am to 8:30pm
11am to 3:30pm

Non-Performance Days:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Friday
12noon to 6pm

Administrative Office
Phone: 203.227.5137
Fax: 203.221.7482

Work With Us  

Employees of the Playhouse are part of a dedicated, hard-working team that helps fulfill the mission of the Playhouse.

Community Engagement and Digital Content Manager

Position Overview:

The Community Engagement and Digital Content Manager (CEDCM) is responsible for all of Westport Country Playhouse’s community/audience engagement and digital content creation/dissemination. The CEDCM reports to the Director of Marketing (DM) and works in concert with other members of the Marketing Department as well as with key Artistic Department staff (Associate Artistic Director and Artistic and Management Coordinator) and other departments to create digital content and implement engagement programs. The CEDCM will work with various areas of the organization, but the primary responsibilities will be the creation and management of digital content, and building community relations, community and audience engagement activities, and connections. Qualified applicants will demonstrate expertise in content creation, video creation and editing, e-newsletters, and social media strategy.


  • Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of four years' experience
  • Minimum of four years’ experience, preferably in the arts or the non-profit field, or both
  • Willingness and desire to act as a liaison to the Playhouse community both in person and digitally
  • Demonstrated experience in video editing, photography, graphic design, and writing

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Well-disciplined, flexible and adaptable
  • A good sense of humor and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work effectively in a creative, innovative, and intellectual environment
  • Love of theater
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • In-depth knowledge of social-media platforms
  • Specific software skills necessary to position: graphic design software (ie: Photoshop and InDesign), video editing software (ie: Final Cut Pro), audio editing software (ie: Pro Tools and Garage Band), Microsoft Office Suite, analytics

Competitive salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits; collegial and supportive work environment.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resumé to: Community Engagement and Digital Content Manager Search, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880 or .

Individual Giving Manager

The Playhouse currently seeks an Individual Giving Manager to develop and execute annual fundraising initiatives for individual donors.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Manager works closely with other development staff to carry out the Playhouse’s fundraising efforts in support of its mission and values. The IGM is responsible for the theater’s direct response program, managing donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives, and maintaining the department’s online presence, among other duties. This is a full-time, exempt position that includes regular weekend and evening work.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Manage direct response (“Friends of Westport Country Playhouse”) program; establish solicitation schedule and messaging, oversee creation of collateral materials, write copy, design packages, supervise list pulls and prospect segmentation.
  • Manage donor benefit fulfillment and gift stewardship for all individual donors, including giving society benefits and amenities.
  • Create annual communications plan in partnership with marketing department, and maintain department communications calendar.
  • Serve as department liaison to Newsletter and other agency-wide communication working groups.
  • Manage all aspects of the department’s online presence; maintain and update web pages, design and write copy for eBlasts, manage segmentation strategies, etc.
  • Write and run reports using Tessitura, analyze giving trends and respond as appropriate.
  • Manage donor lounge and other related donor stewardship activities; monitor and distribute staff seating books; invite Board members, donors, and prospects as identified by senior staff; schedule to ensure adequate staffing; work with Development Operations Manager to maintain snack, drink, and supply inventory and purchasing, track invitations and attendance in Tessitura.
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of gift acknowledgements and other collateral materials for individual funders.
  • Closely monitor all individual giving expenses; submit expense forms and receipts and assist in maintaining records for the department.
  • Monitor and prepare regular revenue and solicitation reports.
  • Attend meetings and provide administrative support for Development Committee and other Trustee meetings as needed.
  • Work closely with Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events and other staff in marketing annual gala and other special events to individual donors and prospects.
  • Serve as primary backup to Development Operations Manager in entering gifts and preparing acknowledgements.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Westport Country Playhouse.
  • Experience in developing and managing direct response initiatives, including writing and designing appeal packages.
  • Strong attention to detail, with demonstrated budget and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers and negotiate with and hire vendors.
  • Creative, flexible and adaptable to a fast paced, evolving work environment; ability to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Professionalism, maturity, and an ability to work with confidential information.
  • Ability to understand and work with standard office software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, web-based content management systems, Adobe Creative Suite, relational databases and related programs; experience with Tessitura preferred.
  • Physical dexterity required to lift and carry 25 lbs, walking over all types of terrain.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits; collegial and supportive work environment.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resumé to: Individual Giving Manager Search, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880 or .


Westport County Playhouse is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, disability, or marital status, in accordance with applicable laws.