Jobs at the Hermitage

About the Hermitage Artist Retreat

The Hermitage is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat uniquely serving artists, the creative process, and the community. Located on a nine-acre beachside campus in Manasota Key at the southern tip of Sarasota County, Florida, we provide celebrated artists with six-week residences (a flexible bank of time to schedule over two years) to create new works of art, literature, theater, music, and more. Our Hermitage Fellows have described their experiences as “life-changing” and “transformative,” regularly noting that they accomplish more in two weeks at the Hermitage than they otherwise might do in two years. The award-winning original works created at the Hermitage are presented in renowned concert halls, theaters, museums, and galleries throughout our region and across the globe. In addition to the unique and invaluable experience we provide to artists, we take pride in our complementary missions of historic preservation, ecological restoration, and community outreach and engagement.
Artistic Director and CEO: Andy Sandberg
Development Director: Amy Wallace
Co-Founder and Program Director: Patricia Caswell

Grants Manager

Join the exciting and dynamic team at the Hermitage Artist Retreat as our new Grants Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced grants manager to be part of an organization that has seen great success with foundation-based philanthropy and is looking to expand its reach locally and nationally.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of grants research, writing, and management; excellent writing and communications skills; experience with project budgeting; facility with Microsoft Office, G-Suite products, and database software; and creative thinking. Experience with arts and cultural organizations is a plus. This is a position for a detail-oriented person with a passion for the Hermitage’s mission and values. The successful candidate will display a commitment to in-depth research, superior grant-writing skills, and detailed follow-through and reporting to both maintain current support and seek out new opportunities for the Hermitage to pursue its mission of supporting artists and the creative process.

Please Note:
This is a part-time position with flexible hours, and most of the work can be done remotely. (Availability for periodic meetings and events on the Hermitage campus are a plus.)

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, artists, guests, and members of our community.

Location of position:
The Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key, Sarasota County, Florida
(Work can be done remotely, though proximity for the occasional meeting is a plus.)

Payment and terms:
This is a part-time contractor position (no benefits); details will be discussed with candidates whose applications advance to further consideration.

To apply, please submit:
• Cover Letter
• Resume/CV
• Three References

Optionally, please also include a list of successful grants, as well as a grant-writing sample (or comparable writing sample).

Submit application materials via email to:, and include “Grants Manager” in the subject line.

Application deadline:
We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible, so interested candidates are encouraged to submit their material without delay.