Grant Writer

JOB TITLE: Grant Writer
REPORTS TO: Development Strategy & Research Manager

The Grant Writer serves as a development team member and an active participant in expanding philanthropic support for the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) and The American Songbook Foundation (GASF). The grant writer will support the development team by identifying grant opportunities through research, preparing grant applications for review and submitting applications on a timely basis. This position will be responsible for tracking applications, required reporting and overall grant management. The grant writer will work with the program areas to ensure commitments made in the applications are incorporated into the program delivery. This position is hourly and fluctuates according to grant cycles and grant application deadlines. The CPA and GASF are two separate non-profit organizations with a shared development staff.


  • Possess seasoned, well-developed, superior writing style and a persuasive written voice
  • Serve as the sole grant-focused staff member reporting to the Development Strategy & Research Manager to coordinate the organizations’ revenue from grant-making institutions
  • Responsible for project management associated with the grant solicitation strategy, tracking and reporting
  • Research and identify new and prospective opportunities for CPA and GASF to expand the existing base of current granting relationships
  • Solicit necessary information from staff and collaborative partners to develop a knowledge base needed for successful grant submissions; access and utilize data from CRM Tessitura
  • Author compelling, creative and effective grant applications; submit applications in a timely manner


Manage financial, qualitative and quantitative data collection for thorough reporting to granting organizations; submit periodic/final reports as directed by granting terms


  • This part-time position offers the opportunity to work remotely
  • Attend in-person one 90-minute weekly meeting with development staff
  • This position provides opportunity for the Grant Writer to continue/pursue additional work in the field; this is a non-exclusive position
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (English, journalism, communication, business, philanthropy, etc) preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience grant writing, with preference given to arts/culture sector
  • Previous experience using CRM and/or fundraising platform (i.e., Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)


Email cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to

Or send by mail to:

Human Resources
Center for the Performing Arts
1 Center Green
Carmel, IN, 46032