We are currently searching for a Development Assistant

Is your heart in the nonprofit world? Are you passionate about the arts? Do you enjoy a vibrant, fast-paced environment? Bring your energy and enthusiasm to the Mobile Symphony in the role of the Development Assistant.


General Overview:        

As part of the Development Team, the Development Assistant plays a vital role in advancing the goals of the Donor Engagement Team. This role assists the Development Director to support Mobile Symphony’s fundraising efforts, including writing letters; helping plan special donor events; performing clerical duties and data entry; and helping with concerts.



– Provide assistance to the Development Director by providing support in the following areas:

    • – Assist with planning donor events and parties
    • – Assist with grants
    • – Assist in direct mail campaigns/correspondence
    • – Assist with data entry
    • – Perform clerical duties as needed
    • – Assist with concert duties as assigned
    • – Perform other duties as assigned

– Interact with donors and board members and participate in fundraising events to develop and maintain relationships



– Bachelor’s Degree

– Event planning experience

– Strong writing skills

– Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

– Consistent accuracy and attention to detail

– Ability to handle confidential information

– Proficiency in Mac and/or PC is required

– Experience with Excel is preferred

– Love for and some knowledge of music is preferred

– Must be available to work concert weekends and occasional evening events


Hours and Benefits:

– Full-time Salaried

– 40 hours per week with comp time earned for off-hours events

– Comprehensive health insurance

– Simple IRA retirement plan

– Paid vacation, sick and personal leave


Our passion and vision:

– We create an environment that allows for the presentation of the finest quality music

– We attract and hire exemplary musicians and high-quality teachers

– We develop and maintain a staff and board who are competent and passionate about the Mobile Symphony Orchestra

– We expand music education and performance opportunities for all students

– We are an indispensable resource to the entire community

– We achieve and maintain a firm financial base


If you share our passion, we invite you to apply by sending your resume and cover letter to jobs@mobilesymphony.org

Mobile Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Posted: April 18, 2024

Location: Mobile, AL

Type: Full Time

Job Title: Development Assistant

Department: Development

Reports To: Director of Development

Classification: Full Time, Salary / Exempt