Development Officer – Partnerships – LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL THEATRE

Lighthouse Festival is searching for a passionate and dynamic theatre minded individual to fill the role of Development Officer – Partnerships. They will join our Development department, working in collaboration with the Development Officer – Donors as well as the Marketing & Communications Officer.

The Development Officer – Partnerships will oversee strategic partnerships for all Lighthouse Festival Theatre locations including Lighthouse Theatre, Roselawn Theatre and Simcoe Little Theatre. The sponsorships secured by the Development Officer – Partnerships are essential to the success of the theatre as they help support daily operations, patron experience, special programs and more. This role is predominantly based out of Lighthouse Festival’s head office in beautiful lakeside Port Dover, Ontario. Salary Range:  $43,000 – $52,000

Posted On:  November 18, 2022

Closing On:  December 2, 2022

Location:  Port Dover, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Experience:  Intermediate

Salary Range:  $43,000 – $52,000

Effective:  January 9, 2023


Lighthouse Festival has been dazzling audiences with live Canadian theatre for over 40 years. Devoted to the development and production of new and existing Canadian plays, Lighthouse Festival strives to be artistically excellent, support and encourage local and regional artists, and be a source of enjoyment and pride in our communities. With locations in Port Dover, Port Colborne, and Simcoe, our theatres operate under a central policy of hospitality, inclusivity, originality, and community for all.

As a workplace, Lighthouse Festival strives to cultivate a culture of creativity, honesty, and community leadership. A long-standing non-profit organization, Lighthouse operates as a tight knit team of talented individuals committed to the theatre’s success. Our theatres are bursting with activity and operate all year round. The main summer season focuses on professional comedy productions, while the fall through spring months host community shows, One Act Festivals, and rentals. This is your chance to be part of the action!

The Officer is responsible for developing, and nurturing key relationships with strategic partners on a regional and local level. They will be responsible for managing and fulfilling the commitments required by these partnerships both in theatre and across Lighthouse Festival’s digital platforms. The Development Officer – Partnerships will be empowered to create sponsorship packages and pricing structures. They will collaborate with Lighthouse Festival’s marketing department to ensure successful implementation and execution.








We Offer


Interested applicants can email Cover Letter and Resume to:  Bruce Robinson

Posted November 11, 2022.  Anticipated Start Date:  January 9, 2023.

Lighthouse is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace for our patrons, volunteers and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage submissions from qualified individuals of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

Accommodations are available upon request for applicants in the recruitment and selection process.

All applicants are thanked for their time in applying, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.