New York City Children’s Theater
New York, NY 10017
About New York City Children’s Theater
New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) is a nonprofit organization that creates original, entertaining and enriching theater for young audiences and adults to enjoy together.
Our mission is to promote children’s literacy and social development through professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs. We reach children and their communities with a wide range of programming, including full-scale productions, small touring shows, interactive workshops and in-school residencies, and engage with them in traditional theater spaces, school auditoriums, classrooms and cultural venues in their neighborhoods. Our programs cultivate children's growth in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Community Building, and Responsible Decision-Making. The result is empathetic, creative, and independent thinkers who make a positive impact on their world.
This is an exciting time for the company as we head into our 25th Anniversary season!
New York City Children’s Theater seeks a full-time Development Manager. This individual will be a full time member of a dedicated development department working with our Grants Manager and our Government and Board Relationship Manager (both part time) as well as an institutional consultant.
All report to the Executive Director.
This individual will oversee the department calendar, development and fundraising components of the database (Salsa) and manage all donor communications and individual giving campaigns. While the major focus of this position will be developing and growing our individual donor base, this person will also support other institutional fund raising efforts (foundations, corporations, government) as needed.
The Development Manager will ensure regular communication with our donor base including monthly updates on company programs and announcements and gift acknowledgments. Additionally, as we happily head back to live theatre, they will re-establish and grow a more robust field of individual donors. The ideal candidate is an experienced development professional with strong organizational and leadership skills with a fondness for children and family audiences.
Work will begin in a remote setting and will transition back to flexible in-person at the office, pending safety guidelines.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Maintain database of Individual and Institutional Donors
• Manage individual fundraising campaigns (membership, calendar year-end, fiscal year end)
• Create and maintain an annual development department calendar
• Help to plan and coordinate friend and fund-raising events, including annual gala
• Track donations and send out acknowledgment of donations received
• Oversee regular communications with donor base and manage monthly newsletter
• Work with development team to maintain and build relationships with individuals, foundations, government agencies
• Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Arts Admin. or Related Field, or equivalent professional experience
• At least 3-5 years experience as a development professional, preferably with an arts non-profit
• Experience and/or interest in arts administration, strong team player
• Excellent writer with good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Good people person with a sense of humor and adaptability
• Ability to manage multiple projects in a collaborative and at times fast-paced environment
• Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
• Experience using PC based Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, occasional nights and weekends required
• Database knowledge and interest in data analysis
Salary: $50,000. Position is year-round, full-time, beginning September 2021. Benefits include paid vacation, generous health insurance plus subsidy and opportunities for 401k and pre-tax commuter expense contributions.
Please submit a resume, and cover letter that explains your relevant development experience and interest in the position. Please send materials via email with the subject line “Development Manager” to email@example.com Applications will be accepted through August 15.
At New York City Children’s Theater, we strive to create a diverse workplace and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our organization values professional development, and fosters our community in order to create future leadership opportunities. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.