About The Kennedy Center
“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy
The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.
Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
The Kennedy Center is a welcoming and inclusive culture where everyone benefits – we do it in a way that honors everyone’s humanity. We are able to advance our mission because of committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. Through honest discussion, our focus on DEI, and the creation of a D&I council, we are committed to always being the best versions of ourselves.
The Department of Development is responsible for the planning and execution of fundraising activity for the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera. This includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, entertaining and stewarding donors and prospects. The department manages the function of and cultivates nine constituent groups including the NSO Board, the WNO Board, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts (PACA), the National Committee for the Performing Arts (NCPA), the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts (KCICA), the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, the Kennedy Center Circles Board, the WNO Council, and the National Trustees of the NSO (NSONT). The department additionally manages the Roger L. Stevens Society, the Washington National Opera Legacy Society, the Rostropovich Legacy Guild and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Board, while overseeing the development stewardship of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.
The Development Department is growing! Open positions are listed below. Full job descriptions and job requirements for each role are available on our website at www.kennedy-center.org/careers
Chief Development Officer, WNO
Manager, Major Gifts
Manager, Pipeline & Moves Management
Manager, Foundation & Government Giving
Assistant Manager, Planned Giving
Assistant Manager, Endowment Giving
Assistant, Individual Campaigns
How To Apply
Please submit your application at www.kennedy-center.org/careers