Development Associate

Position:   Development Associate
Start Date:   Available immediately
To Apply:   Please submit cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.




Compensation is between $18 – $20 per hour (approx. $37,000 – $41,000 annually) and additional benefits are negotiable based on experience.


Rubicon Theatre Company, an award-winning non-profit professional theatre based in Ventura, CA seeks a Development Assistant to join the Rubicon staff. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter with an upbeat, positive attitude, a sense of humor, and excellent people skills. The candidate will have worked in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams or Zoom, and databases; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a major plus. Direct experience of live theatre is not required, however a passion for the arts and an understanding of the value of theatre to society is valuable. The Assistant works directly with the Development Director on a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: organizing and updating donor databases, fulfillment of donation acknowledgement, fulfilling donor benefits, researching corporate gifts, searching for grants. The Assistant is invited to participate in long-range planning and to contribute strategic ideas.


About The Organization

Rubicon Theatre, founded in 1998, is now in its 25th Season as one of the premiere nonprofit professional theatre companies in Southern California. Rubicon’s mission is to share the power and joy of live theatre through the creation, production and presentation of innovative works for local and national audiences; and through high quality education and enrichment programs. Rubicon has served more than 450,000 audience members and 48,000 students in an intimate 185-seat renovated former church built in the 1920s. Rubicon began as an actors’ and directors’ company and is committed to creating a nurturing environment for artists and creating an atmosphere where experimentation and exploration are encouraged and supported. As a result, a number of notable artists have graced the Rubicon stage, including Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Obie Award-winners. Annual programming consists of a season of 5-8 diverse shows (dramas, comedies and musicals), concert events, festivals, special events, and education and outreach programs. The company has presented numerous World Premieres and has launched national and international tours. In recent years, three Rubicon-originated or developed productions played Off-Broadway. The company has been the recipient of multiple Ovation and Indy Awards, an NAACP Award, the L.A. Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Excellence,” and the N.Y. Drama Desk Award.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Rubicon Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities, veterans, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to: racial equity, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, use of gender inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.


To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.