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We’re Hiring: Full-Time Gift Officer. Help us secure the funding that makes what we do possible! Click here to see the complete position description for full-time gift officer. To apply, please email a cover letter to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.  

Job Description: Live Arts is seeking an experienced gift officer to actively cultivate individual donors for our beloved, volunteer-powered theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.
Working with the executive director, Board chair, and Development Committee chair,
the gift officer will:- Build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects.
– Make direct asks to secure funding for Live Arts.
– Create a compelling case for giving to be used in donor meetings.
– Identify opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, including planned gifts.
– Participate in the early-stage planning of a quasi-endowment campaign.
This exempt position reports to the executive director and is part of a team of
development specialists, including a data manager, grant writer, and marketing

Gift Officer

Full Time Employee

WATERWORKS Festival Internships

We are looking for students and/or community members to assist New Works Director Adrienne Oliver and the Live Arts staff as WATERWORKS interns. Internships will be 10 hours per week, with a negotiable schedule and possibility for remote work.

WATERWORKS internships will be broken into two sessions:

Session 1 (Pre-Production): Sep. 2023-Jan. 2024

Session 2 (Production): Feb. 2024-June 2, 2024

Interested? Email Production & Volunteer Manager Kathleel at CLICK HERE to learn more.


Volunteer/College Credit

House Managers

We are looking for energetic individuals to join our Front of House team as House Managers for the 2023/24 Expectations Season!

This season includes four plays, a musical, and a new works festival. Performances for each production are split up between a team of 4-6 house managers, who work with Audience Experience Manager Darryl Smith to perform duties including concessions management, usher training and staffing, emergency management, and building security.

House Managers receive a small stipend for every show they work. Interested? Email Darryl at to apply. CLICK HERE to learn more.

House Manager

Paid Position (Stipend)

Live Arts internships are great for college students, high school students, or those looking for a transitional position. The focus can be administration or production. Interns work anywhere from 5 to 15 hours per week, with negotiable scheduling.Interns are not paid, but they receive complimentary tickets to Live Arts shows and events and one free class per semester. Please reach out to Education Director Ti Ames at if interested!

Live Arts Intern


Each year, Live Arts offers all kinds of educational programming for children, teens, and adults. We work with local teaching artists to provide these enriching experiences through classes, workshops, and summer camps. We are always looking to add new artists and opportunities to our roster. If this sounds like a good fit for your skills and experience, please reach out to Education Director Ti Ames at!

Teaching Artist

Paid position (stipend)

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