Employment Opportunities

 Applying for a Position at The Grand

Thank you for your interest in applying for a job at The Grand! The Grand Opera House, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to create and maintain a diverse workplace.

Only electronically submitted resumes linked to a specific open position can be considered. A listing of current job opportunities can be found below. To apply for a specific position, submit your resume and cover letter in a Word or PDF document to tcrawford@grandopera.org with the job position in the subject line*.

You may also submit your cover letter and resume by:
Fax: 302-652-5346 Attn: Teresa Crawford

By Mail: The Grand
Attn: Teresa Crawford
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

The Grand will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate. Application materials for a specific position are kept on file for one year.

Due to the volume of resumes received, The Grand is unable to acknowledge each resume.


Development Manager


Full-time – Salary commensurate with experience

The Development Manager will handle all tasks related to The Grand’s major fundraising events including, but not limited to The Grand Gala, spring fundraisers, and cultivation events for small businesses. In addition to planning events, the Development Manager will work closely with the Development team to cultivate new small business partners and create opportunities for The Grand and The Playhouse to be more visible in the business community. Key tasks involve:

  • Managing event budgets

  • Collaborating with Marketing on all promotional materials and the Gala Program Book

  • Organizing event committee members and tasks

  • Soliciting Gala page and ticket purchases, sponsorships, and silent auction donations

  • Maintaining a comprehensive record of all event details and needs including timelines

  • Attending small business networking events

  • Coordinating with partner organizations

  • Arranging cultivation event opportunities with small businesses at shows and The Gala

  • Conceptualizing, planning, and implementing other cultivation and/or recognition events for donors and prospects

The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising for non-profits, event management skills, and a passion for the arts – especially music and live performance. Attention to detail, demonstrated ability to work creatively in a collaborative environment, and a pro-active work ethic are essential. Applicable degree and experience in the field are preferred.
Instructions to apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Teresa Crawford at tcrawford@grandopera.org, or send via mail to: The Grand Opera House, Attn: Teresa Crawford, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.