The Cliburn offers a distinctive work experience, with a fast-paced, collaborative environment where team members are encouraged to take responsibility and achieve excellence. Located in beautiful offices in downtown Fort Worth, the Cliburn staff enjoys being an integral part of this community while operating as a major international cultural institution. The Cliburn offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a retirement plan match, and more.

Interested in joining the Cliburn team? Current openings are listed below. For general inquiries, contact CFO Alissa Ford at


DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE – full job description here

The Development Associate is primarily responsible for assisting in and supporting fund‐raising activities, including grant writing, mailings, and thank you calls. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will write, assemble, and submit grant requests, maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines, and maintain relationships with appropriate contacts.

To apply, submit cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and grant sample letter (see instructions below) to Marianne Pohle, Director of Development, at Incomplete applications will be rejected automatically.

GRANT SAMPLE LETTER INSTRUCTIONS: Using information found on and other sites, draft a hypothetical one-page request letter to the Sid Richardson Foundation from the Cliburn President and CEO using your discretion and past experience to determine the amount to ask and the area to support.


EVENT AND VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATEfull job description here

The Event and Volunteer Associate assists with events, underwriting of events, and volunteers, as well as provides general support to the development department.

To apply, submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Kay Howell, Director of Events and Donor Relations, at Incomplete applications will be rejected automatically.