Here is your opportunity to work at the Marcus Center!

The Development Ambassador position serves as a member of the Sales & Marketing Department at the Marcus Center. The position reports directly to the Director of Development.

About the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated Veteran’s Memorial in Milwaukee. As a bridge between cultures, the Marcus Performing Arts Center offers facilities and services of the highest quality, makes available a wide range of the performing arts, and acts as an energizing force for effective collaboration and advocacy in the community. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage, Black Arts MKE, and a variety of other diversity and community engagement programs throughout the year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Conduct prospect research for potential partners, donors, and sponsors
  • Create profiles of prospects including analysis of community involvement, Board of Directors positions, history of giving, guiding values, and more
  • Coordinate partnership outreach including preparation of materials for onboarding, entering and tracking member accounts, and brainstorming engaging benefit packages
  • Assist with campaign planning and implementation including promotions at performances, events and on other occasions upon arrangement
  • Assist with stewardship of donors and members including preparing timely acknowledgment of gifts
  • Other related tasks as assigned


-    Enrollment at an accredited University
-    Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
-    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
-    Critical thinking / creative problem-solving skills
-    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information:

Hours/Pay Rate/Benefits: The hours are flexible and can include nights. This position is unpaid, and will serve as accreditation for coursework. The position also includes opportunities for complimentary performance tickets.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Development Ambassadors will be provided with a work space and a desktop computer with access to our network and shared drives for use in the office. This position description describes the general nature and scope of responsibilities for this position. Other duties may be assigned or arranged.

Location: The Marcus Center Administrative Offices are located at 123 E State Street, on the fourth floor of the Center. There is direct access to Bus Routes as well as a parking structure one block north of the Center between E State Street and E Highland Ave.

Interested applicants and any questions should be directed to Kelly Candotti via e-mail at