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Development Associate: Individual Giving and Special Events - New York Theatre Workshop

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COMPANY: New York Theatre Workshop
DATE POSTED: 3/1/2021
WEB SITE: click here
PHONE #: 2127809037
ADDRESS: 83 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Listing Information: About New York Theatre Workshop:

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre‐makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and education and community engagement programs. We nurture groundbreaking writers like Celine Song and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We empower inimitable auteur‐directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Whitney White and Lileana Blain‐Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades‐long relationships with legendary theatremakers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, who have shaped our very understanding of what theatre can be. 

Since our founding in 1979, we've produced over 150 fully‐realized productions including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s Hadestown, Mfoniso Udofia’s Ufot Family Cycle, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me and Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. 

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective‐shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. Even in the middle of a global pandemic, our community has continued to deepen existing connections and expand into new ones. From calls to check in on each other to grants for our artists to brand new education programming, our staff, trustees, artists and audiences have shared in in more than 70 virtual events attended by nearly 70,000 people over the past twelve months. We all think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.

About the Team:

Our development team includes six full‐time and one part‐time employee led by the Director of Development, and they oversee all aspects of fundraising for this Off-Broadway theatre. The Development Associate, Individual Giving and Special Events reports directly to the Director of Special Events and the Director of Individual Giving and works closely with every member of the development team.

About the Position:

Is a key member of the Development team, responsible for supporting the Director of Individual Giving and the Director of Special Events in all of their fundraising activities. 

Serves as concierge to members of our Individual Donor and Patron program, The Society of Repeat Defenders as well as other major donors, and event attendees. Concierge services include invitation tracking, ticket booking, and payment processing, among others.

Is an active participant in working toward the development department’s equity, diversity and inclusion goals and serves on the Audience Services Committee alongside members of the Marketing and Development teams.

Manages payment processing for all artists and vendors for Development events.

Oversees planning and execution for 4th Street Bar Association (4SBA), our young donor program.

Conducts prospect research and wealth screening to help identify new potential funders for NYTW and its programs.

Coordinates direct mail and email campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to list segmentation, securing print & mail house vendors, printing, mailing, delivery and acknowledgement of gifts.

With the Marketing team, oversees content, creation, and calendar of deadlines for (Work)Shop Talk, our monthly member and donor newsletter.

Keeps team on track by managing a comprehensive calendar of deadlines.

Utilizes NYTW's donor database to pull reports for the Development department.

Stewards donors by preparing weekly acknowledgement letters for all gifts of support.

Collaborates with the fellow Development Associate to create Annual Report.

Contributes to the success of the annual Gala by taking on responsibilities as assigned.

Cultivates and stewards donor relationships, assists in renewal wave outreach and communication, and attends events to help the team as needed.

About You:
You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
You have a passion for theatre and a desire to build meaningful connections between adventurous theatregoers and visionary artists.

You are committed to open and honest communication.

You build strong, collaborative relationships with fellow staff, Board members, and donors alike.

You are detail oriented and take pride in creating and participating in efficient processes.

You have some level of customer service experience.

You are excited about digging into data, and fearless in mastering new data systems.

You embrace technology and envision how it can be a tool to deepening connection.

You enjoy a collaborative, team-focused working environment.

You are a planner, a list-maker, an organizational aficionado.

You have experience working in any aspect of the theatre industry.

You have experience with database management and best practices.

You find ways to help you and your teammates work smarter.

You have experience in fundraising.

This position is overtime eligible. Salary is $42,500. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, and life insurance and paid time off. NYTW has several affinity spaces as well as a Core Team of staff members across the organization committed to moving specific initiatives forward in our focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

We know there are great candidates that may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that's you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by using the provided website link:

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

Please note that NYTW is currently working remotely, but we plan to return to the office in the coming months. Our approach will be based on advice from local, state, and federal authorities, and will take into account the personal situation of every employee. However, this position will eventually require onsite, in-person activity, so the applicant should intend to reside in the greater NYC area.