Grant Writer

Position Summary

This position is responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals and reports; and other duties as assigned by the Director of Development. This is a part-time, 20-hour per week position that reports to the Director of Development. This position has the potential to grow into a full-time position in 18 – 24 months, with additional development responsibilities added. Work may be conducted remotely.

Necessary Skills & Experience 

  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
  • Organizational (detail oriented, ability to follow instructions, ability to meet deadlines)
  • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand financial reports
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and private foundation grant programs and regulations
  • Previous experience writing successful grant proposals
  • Computer literacy: Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat
  • Confidentiality
  • Experience working with nonprofit arts organizations preferred

Key Responsibilities

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of all Gilmore programs
  • Monitor and meet deadlines for grant applications and reports
  • Research regional, national, and international grantors
  • Write and submit grant proposals and documentation in accordance with grantor standards and requirements
  • Communicate grant requirements to staff on a timely basis
  • Work effectively with the Director of Development and other staff to collect information
  • Track program evaluation
  • Assure timely reporting
  • Establish relationships with funding agency administrators
  • Manage annual collection and input of data for Cultural Data Project

About The Gilmore 

The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (The Gilmore) promotes and develops world-class keyboard musical experiences through its Gilmore Artist Awards; a biennial, 17-day music festival featuring the most accomplished international keyboard artists; outstanding keyboard education and community engagement programs and the commissioning of new music for the keyboard. To learn more, please visit:

At The Gilmore, we value all employees as unique individuals and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to us. We have a strict non-discrimination policy and we believe everyone should be treated equally and equitably, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage qualified candidates who fall within these categories to apply for employment.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Alisa Carrel, Director of Development,

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