Live Wire Seeks Development Director | Live Wire Radio

Live Wire Radio, a weekly radio variety show that records in front of a live audience at the Alberta Rose Theater and airs on OPB and on stations around the country, is seeking a Non-Profit Director of Development.

Live Wire's mission is to harness the intimacy of the theater experience and the power of the public airwaves to enliven, inspire, and engage audiences—connecting communities through live music and performance, unpredictable conversation, and original comedy. Live Wire! delivers old school variety with a modern twist to you, wherever you may roam.



The .6 FTE Director of Development will spearhead development efforts in areas of Corporate giving, Corporate Sponsorship and Individual Giving to help Live Wire! Radio continue to grow.   

The Development Director will be supported by the Executive Producer, a PT operations staff member, a PT grant writer (contracted), and a PT e-mail marketing and social media specialist (contracted).



  • Develop and execute Live Wire! Radio’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, corporations and special events.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Oversee planning, organization and implementation of special events.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising. Grant writer will manage most of the writing.
  • Act as Account Manager for all current and developing sponsors.



  • BA (required)
  • 5-plus years experience in development
  • Knowledge of Live Wire and enthusiasm for our mission and vision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in and understanding of the world of non-profits, preferably arts non-profits



.6 FTE - Starting pay at 28,500 with ability to increase within first year.


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