Program Associate

Program Associate

CATEGORY: Administrative

Theatre Development Fund
NEW YORK, NY 10018

Job Details


About Theatre Development Fund

Theatre Development Fund, Inc. (“TDF”), a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1967 to promote the performing arts, is a broadly-oriented service and advocacy organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. TDF’s activities fall into three areas. TDF expands access, making the performing arts accessible to all by removing cultural, physical and financial barriers. TDF cultivates communities of theatergoers, by engaging, educating and encouraging people to make the performing arts an essential part of their lives. TDF supports theatre makers and sustains creators and advances the industry through convenings, research and the TDF Costume Collection. Through its programs, TDF brings theatre into the lives of over 2,000,000 people per year.  TDF’s efforts are primarily focused in New York, but it has also been involved in audience development efforts for the performing arts across the United States and, on a limited basis, internationally.

About the Position

The Program Associate reports directly to the Executive Director. The Program Associate will also work closely with TDF program staff and with TDF Trustees.

  • The Program Associate will support TDF’s Executive Director in a variety of areas including: Administrative support for the development and implementation of new programs;
  • Research support for TDF Audience Development initiatives;
  • Prepare materials for Executive Director as required for internal or external presentations;
  • Represent Executive Director at selected external and internal meetings;
  • Support TDF Trustee committees related to programmatic initiatives;
  • Provide written communications on behalf of the Executive Director to Trustees and other constituents.

  • In addition, the Program Associate will provide executive assistance in areas including: Maintain and coordinate all scheduling for Executive Director;
  • Compose and prepare correspondence;
  • Answer and screen all phone calls when in the office

  • About You: You are passionate about the performing arts and committed to the idea that the performing arts should be available to all.
  • You aspire to a leadership role in the not for profit sector in your career.
  • You are highly inspired by TDF’s mission and eager to join others in working to achieve it.
  • You are organized, articulate, have a sense of humor, throw yourself into projects easily and enjoy meeting new people.

  • In addition, you meet the following requirements: Demonstrably strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Can prepare presentations in a variety of platforms;
  • Possess strong administrative skills and an attention to detail;
  • Ability to anticipate needs.

  • It would be helpful if you: Had a working understanding of theatre and dance in New York City;
  • Had experience in the not for profit sector;
  • Had exposure to fundraising.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package is offered.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing samples to

TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our

work, both in our programs and in our workplaces. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.



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