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Director of Development

Position:  Director of Development

Reporting To: CEO

Compensation: DOE



Swallow Hill Music is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing the joy of music to life every day. As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, we invite everyone to connect and experience music in their own way. Swallow Hill Music hosts exceptional musical experiences throughout the community, focusing on the presentation of world-class artists who enrich the local arts scene and range from noteworthy local performers to up-and-coming and seasoned national and international acts. Our music school welcomes students into an inclusive community where they make social connections through music. With more than 165,000 musical connections made each year, Swallow Hill Music brings a new energy to the Denver metro area with programming that builds a community of music listeners and learners that are connecting to music in fresh and innovative ways.



Swallow Hill Music is seeking a development leader with a history of success creating and executing fund development efforts. This passionate senior development professional will create Swallow Hill’s comprehensive fund development plan, oversee development staff and contractors, and work closely with Swallow Hill’s CEO, department leaders, and Board of Directors to increasing overall revenue.



  • Develop, plan and execute a comprehensive development program (including campaigns, appeals, events and corporate partnerships) that achieve or surpass annual revenue goals for foundation, corporate, government and individual donors and members
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in all aspects of the fundraising cycle including identification, introduction, cultivation, invitation, appreciation and stewardship of all donors in partnership with staff and board leadership
    • Create and manage an annual development income and expense budget, with corresponding goals and outcomes.
  • Supervise a Development Coordinator, contract grant writer and other consultants and vendors as needed
  • Work with Swallow Hill’s marketing team to integrate development into all marketing efforts across the organization and maximize investments in materials and messaging
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board Development Committee and:
      • Provide support, education and leadership to enhance the Board’s ability to identify and engage new funding prospects;
      • Provide reports to the Board regarding development strategies, tactics and the achievement of goals;
      • Work to elevate Swallow Hill’s culture of philanthropy
    • Monitor expenditures of grant funds, in conjunction with the Finance Department, in order to prepare financial reports for funders
    • Assess and update current systems, policies, and procedures for development efforts including:  cultivation, stewardship, gift/pledge processing, fund reporting, acknowledgments, tracking and reporting
    • Work with the Outreach Director to create reports for current and potential future funders



Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in development including 3 years of senior management experience, a successful track record in fundraising with a high level of leadership and fiscal management skills.  The successful candidate should have a passion and enthusiasm for Swallow Hill’s mission and strategic plan elevating music education and performance in the community.


To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to paul@swallowhillmusic.org. Include Director of Development in subject line. Only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Quinlan Café Staff

Position: Quinlan Café Staff

Reporting To: Retail Manager

Compensation: $15/hr


Schedule: Part time, 6 -15 hours per week.

Weekday schedule: 4:30pm – ~9:30pm.

Weekend schedule: 5:30pm – ~10:00pm – variable



Swallow Hill Music (SHM) is the second largest roots, acoustic, and folk music community in the United States and strives to provide an outstanding experience to both students and concertgoers. To that end, SHM opened the Quinlan Cafe in 2014 to provide a community space for students and members of the general public who travel to SHM to either attend a concert or support a family member. The CAFE, operating under an artist gallery license, serves beer, wine, and cocktails along with dry goods such as chips and candy, non-alcoholic beverages, and locally-sourced baked goods. The perfect applicant will be friendly, possess exemplary customer service skills, be reliable and dependable, and have flexible availability during the evening time on both weekdays and weekends. This position can vary depending on the season, ranging from 5-10 hours per week during the Summer months, to 10-15 hours during the Fall and Winter.




  • Set up CAFE space at SHM, 71 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210. This includes arranging tables/chairs, setting wine and liquor display, setting food/coffee/tea displays, stocking beer and other beverages as needed, and misc. cleaning tasks
  • Stock all items to prepare for business
  • Provide a pleasant and genuine customer service experience to patrons and staff
  • Managing CAFE volunteers in a courteous and patient manner (event specific)
  • Serve beer, wine, and mixed cocktails
  • Maintain cleanliness in the CAFE, including wiping down surfaces and appliances
  • Using SHM point of sale system (POS) operated via iPad
  • Reconciling the drawer at the end of the night
  • Depositing End-of-day revenue with front desk staff
  • Putting away all cafe materials, cleaning, and turning off all lights upon exit
  • Working the occasional offsite bar shift


To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume by Monday, September 24, to james@swallowhillmusic.org.