Director of Development

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) was founded by artists in 1984. We welcome writers and artists for residencies in Johnson, Vermont, and host online programs and events. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. Our buildings, many of them historic Vermont landmarks, overlook the Gihon River in the northern Green Mountains.


Contact Name
Jennifer Blair
Contact Email Address
Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Salary Level or Range
This is a remote position

Johnson, VT
United States

Application Closing Date
Description and Qualifications

Vermont Studio Center - Director of Development 

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VSC seeks a seasoned development professional to fill the role of Director of Development. Successful candidates for this position will be experienced nonprofit leaders—or those with exceptional potential to lead—and have the capacity to inspire trust and confidence in VSC stakeholders at all levels. An experienced and creative storyteller, the Director will be a highly collaborative and creative professional who is passionate and knowledgeable about the visual arts and written word. The Director will build a strategic vision for fundraising and strategic partnerships and enhance an existing plan to fulfill revenue goals for the annual fund, major gifts, and institutional and government sources. The person in this role will have the opportunity to build their team and will have the acumen to mentor and guide their staff and board colleagues, sharing knowledge and experience to support the growth of the development department, as well as the organization.  


Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

The range of compensation for this position is $105,000–$120,000, as well as comprehensive employee benefits that include health, vision, and dental insurance; a 401K plan; and studio space on campus.   

Work arrangements can be flexible and will be discussed with the final candidate.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and a current resume to This position will remain open until filled.  

Data has shown that women and candidates of color less frequently apply for positions where they may not meet all desired qualifications. VSC values both professional and human experience and invites candidates with passion for our work and skill in many of the areas listed to apply for this role.