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GrubStreet is the leading literary arts center in the country.  We are a hard working, fun loving and creative bunch and pride ourselves on a warm and supportive work environment.  We are growing and there are often opportunities to join our staff or become an instructor.  When available, staff positions are updated on this page and announced in our email newsletter. We're always accepting applications for teaching positions.

NOW HIRING: Development Manager

GrubStreet is seeking a Development Manager. With a current budget of $2.4 million, we have ambitious future plans and seek an experienced and dynamic fundraising professional to help us build and sustain our fundraising program. The Development Manager will be responsible for coordinating key aspects of individual donor support, including fundraising events, and will also assist with foundation support.

 Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that donor data is captured accurately in the database
  • Completing analysis of campaigns and maintaining development reports
  • Implementing annual fund activities, including mailings and phone-a-thons
  • Coordinating acknowledgment of all gifts
  • Working directly with mid-level donors including solicitation
  • Planning and executing events, including the annual gala, at the direction of the DOD and Executive Director (ED)

 In addition, this position will be expected to:

  • Schedule donor meetings for the DOD and ED
  • Help coordinate engagement of board members, volunteers, and other staff
  • Assist with work to secure foundation support
  • Assist with creation of thank you letters and brochures, as well as with social media fundraising campaigns

 Essential skills, experience and qualities include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of fundraising and 2 years of related professional experience
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized, self-directed
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills (hospitality experience would be relevant)
  • An appreciation for and comfort with the cooperative professional nature of GrubStreet
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with donor management software and/or other relational databases, proficient in Excel

 Additional appreciated skills, experience and qualities include:

  • Experience in an educational or cultural non-profit setting
  • Experience in small development shop
  • Experience pulling lists for mailings and scheduling meetings
  • Grant writing
  • Annual fund experience
  • Event planning experience

 With a culture marked by high energy, collaboration, and the pursuit of excellence, GrubStreet is the center of Boston’s literary life. We have grown to become one of the country’s leading community literary arts centers. Employing more than 100 professional writers, we welcome over 3,000 adults into our workshops and seminars each year and host the nationally renowned Muse and the Marketplace conference each spring. We’re also a creative home for more than 300 high school students who participate in writing workshops, slam poetry teams, and readings.

Our philosophy is that writing matters. Writers come to GrubStreet to learn how to be better writers. They engage deeply with the craft, receive objective feedback on their work, revise with intention, read actively and widely, and strive for artistic excellence in all the work they produce. Creative writing explores and documents the human condition and creates meaning in the lives of those who practice it. We believe the act of writing can change both ourselves and the world.

Recognizing the power of diversity, GrubStreet is an equal opportunity employer. We provide a competitive salary and benefits package and a dynamic collaborative work environment where great things are happening.

GrubStreet aims to fill this position by February 1, 2017. Please email your resume and cover letter to and please put “Development Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Position Type: Full time, including evening and weekend work

Position Level: Intermediate

Position Reports to: Director of Development

Location: Boston

Become a Grub Instructor

We are always happy to meet accomplished fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, screenwriters, and playwrights interested in leading multi-week courses, one-day seminars, and weekend workshops. We are also interested in meeting qualified professionals on the marketplace side, from literary agents and editors to self-publishing experts.

Instructors should be high-energy, inspiring, and knowledgeable about the craft of writing. We also ask that you have some teaching experience with any age group and at least ONE of the following:

1) MFA or MA in Creative Writing 
2) Publications in recognized literary journals and/or magazines 
3) Experience in the publishing world (if relevant)

You need not have published a full-length work to be considered for an instructor position.

To Apply to Be a Grub Instructor: Fill out this application form. We interview potential new instructors based on our curriculum needs and availability term to term. If you don't hear back from us immediately, it doesn't mean we're not interested!