BSA employs more than 100 full- and part-time teachers who provide for a rigorous curriculum both in arts and academics. The core of the arts faculty is composed of distinguished professional actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists, who teach at the school on a part-time basis, providing a critical link between the BSA students and the professional arts world. Many of the arts faculty members also teach in TWIGS, BSA’s after school and Saturday arts instruction program.

Thank you for your interest in Baltimore School for the Arts.  We currently have one job opening in the BSA Foundation Office.

Development Associate: Write grant proposals, manage the BSA Foundation donor database, administer gift acknowledgment letters, and provide administrative support. 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Provide grant writing for Foundation grants with a specific focus on grants related to the school’s TWIGS program.  This includes: identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, writing grants, maintaining grant reporting calendars, developing budgets, collaborating on grant applications, and processing, monitoring and coordinating data as required. 
  • Manage donor recognition process; create and send acknowledgement letters, emails, phone calls as needed.
  • Manage Raiser’s Edge database to maintain meticulous donor, event, gift, and organization records, generate monthly gift and payment reports, and track campaigns, funds, and appeals. 
  • Coordinate logistics for Foundation mailings; maintain accurate mailing lists, run mail merges, confirm supplies, and organize volunteers to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Provide general administrative office support; office organization, paper/filing management, supplies and equipment, scheduling, and meeting materials. 
  • Assist with donor relations and all Foundation events; coordinate event logistics, maintain guest lists, set up, day of support, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Three years’ prior administrative experience in a Fundraising/Development Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an eye for detail when proofreading.
  • Experience in grant writing and/or fundraising proposals is preferred.
  • Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Event experience preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Health Insurance  & Generous Vacation Time

Please send cover letter and resume to:

We will review resumes at the end of August. 

Job to commence in October, 2020.