Arts Grants Writer

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Arts Grant Writer

Hours: Full Time

Employment Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $45k – $65K


Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Government Relations, the Arts Grant Writer composes applications and compliant reports to institutional funders and conducts prospect research to increase the institutional funding portfolio. This position collaborates with the Director of Foundation and Government Relations and other staff throughout the organization to assist in achieving positive financial outcomes. While majority of responsibilities relate to writing, there are opportunities for growth.


Miami City Ballet seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. Miami City Ballet is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. Miami City Ballet is an EEO employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.






·       Develop foundation, government, and corporate proposals for an assigned large portfolio of donors and prospects.

·       Assist the Director of Foundation and Government Relations in preparing all grant-related documents, including: grant applications, support materials, letters of inquiry, and reports.

·       Conduct institutional research required to complete grant proposals.

·       Identify new potential funders using Foundation Center, iWave and other research tools.

·       Assist the Director of Foundation and Government Relations with institutional grantee agreements and ensure appropriate contractual funder compliance.

·       Stay informed of new developments in the field.



·       Manage an institutional portfolio of 5-10 prospects: provide a cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising plan to the Director of Foundation and Government Relations; submit timely proposals, compliant reports, and acknowledgement/correspondence; provide monthly progress toward goals to the Director of Foundation and Government Relations.

·       Manage aggregation and analysis of all Company data relevant to grant proposals.


Administrative Support

·       Support the Director of Foundation and Government Relations in the preparation of grant budgets in collaboration with the Finance department.

·       Accurately maintain the institutional recognition pages in performance program books and on the MCB website.

·       Support grants-related writing projects such as special correspondence with grantors, acknowledgement letters, individual donor proposals, and other development-related correspondence.

·       Utilize Tessitura (database) to track funder/prospect moves management interactions.

·       Assist the Development team as needed.



·       Minimum of 4-6 years of experience as a grant writer, preferably for a non-profit organization, and a background in ballet, contemporary dance, or the performing arts is preferred.

·       Proven ability to write clearly and succinctly, and in a way that appeals to the targeted audience.

·       Demonstrate proven track record on acquiring six-figure grants.

·       Strong understanding of AP writing style.

·       Capable of working well under pressure and writing to deadlines.

·       Exceptional organizational and planning skills, including the ability to multi-task.

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·       Experience with Tessitura (database) is preferred.

·       Ability to collaborate effectively to achieve common goals.

·       Proven ability to work independently; strong self-motivation and effective time management skills.

·       Communicate effectively: speak, listen, and write clearly.



To apply, please send:

1.      Resume

2.      (3) Grant Writing samples

3.      Cover letter briefly outlining your experience in relation to the qualifications and selection criteria above


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