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SENIOR MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

 

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), a leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s more than 400 nonprofit theatres, seeks a Senior Manager of Institutional Giving to play a critical role in cultivating and growing foundation, corporate, and government giving, as A.R.T./New York enters an exciting phase of its organizational development.  We believe that our core values of Opportunity, Innovation, Community, Empowerment, Justice and Equity are enhanced when we create a workplace as well as a community that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. 

A.R.T./New York’s 400 member theatre companies are the heart of the organization. A.R.T./New York provides subsidized office and rehearsal space at [email protected] in midtown Manhattan and South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; subsidized performance space at the A.R.T./New York Theatres; funding through grant and loan programs; training through workshops and peer roundtables; and convenings for the field with a special focus on the needs of small nonprofit theatres. These programs, along with advocacy efforts, have positioned A.R.T./New York as a thought-leader in the New York theatre community and the arts citywide. 

A.R.T./New York is launching a number of new initiatives in grant-making and education programs designed to address the needs of the field, including Diversifying Our Organizations, an effort to strengthen and diversify nonprofit theatres and their boards through cohort-based education and field research; Access A.R.T./New York, a program designed to educate the field and create access for artists, administrators, and audience members with disabilities; and Body Autonomy, a new set of programs and partnerships that strive to end harassment in the theatre profession.  A.R.T./New York was recently selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to administer its New York Theatre Program which provides critical funding to 35-40 theatre companies. 

The Senior Manager of Institutional Giving will be motivated to successfully work with a diverse staff, Board, and membership and possess strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail. A dynamic commitment to A.R.T./New York’s mission, core values, and a passion to help grow our contributed resources is critical.  This is an ideal position for a highly motivated individual to utilize their grant research, strategic writing, and donor cultivation skills to strengthen and sustain A.R.T./New York’s fiscal infrastructure.  A.R.T./New York provides professional development opportunities for its staff to broaden their knowledge and increase their skill sets.  A.R.T./New York’s FY19 annual budget is $4.8 million (of which 55% comes from contributed sources).

The position will report to the Director of Development and Executive Director, and will work as a part of a four-person Development department which also includes a Manager of Individual Giving and Events and a Development Associate.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage A.R.T./New York’s institutional donor portfolio of 30+ public and private funders representing approximately $2M in earned revenue. Develop annual budget goals in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Development.
  • Research and identify prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors to support programmatic activities, general operating support, and capital planning.
  • Maintain the grants calendar including tracking deadlines, correspondence with funders/prospects, and the arrival of gifts/pledges through DonorPerfect.
  • Prepare grant proposals, reports, and strategic communications for foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Develop presentations, letters of inquiry, fundraising materials, and other communications for the cultivation of institutional donors.
  • Partner with A.R.T./New York staff and Board of Directors to maintain a clear and detailed understanding of A.R.T./New York’s mission, multi-varied programs and services, and the members we impact to create compelling proposals and donor materials.
  • Collaborate closely and extensively with A.R.T./New York’s Programs, Facilities, and Finance staff to manage grant-supported programs, including program progress and achievements and budget components, and ensure compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Organize and participate in donor visits, tours, and presentations as well as other stewardship opportunities in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Development.
  • Support other development activities including the annual gala and other fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to gain an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing small- to mid-sized NYC theatre companies, under-served theatres of color, and the theatre field at large.
  • A desire to work with a motivated team of fundraisers.
  • The ability to work successfully with a diverse staff, board, and membership.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
  • Comfort with strategic communications.
  • A desire to grow professionally and personally at a critical moment in A.R.T./New York’s history.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a demonstrated willingness to work across differences.

  

A bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years of experience in grant writing and institutional donor relations, or equivalent combination of education and related experience, is required.  A background in non-profit arts, service, and/or social justice organizations is a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and DonorPerfect (or similar donor database) is required.

This is an exempt, full-time position generally scheduled as Monday through Friday 10am-6pm. Salary is $70,000 per annum. Full benefits package included upon start date, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, optional AFLAC plans, pre-tax commuter benefit option, generous paid time off, reimbursed theatre tickets, and optional 401k plan.

Please email a cover letter, resume, three short writing samples (2-3 pages), and three references as an attachment (PDF format preferred) to [email protected]org. Include “SENIOR MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING” and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.

A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre, have a great sense of humor, and welcome diversity in all of its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), a leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s more than 400 nonprofit theatres, seeks a Membership Manager to manage A.R.T./New York’s membership, coordinate member events, administer Member Services, and provide overall programmatic and grant support.

About A.R.T./New York

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York is the leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s 400+ nonprofit theatres, with a mission to assist member theatres in managing their companies effectively so that they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. We accomplish this through a comprehensive roster of real estate, financial, educational, and community-building programs, as well as research, advocacy, and field-wide initiatives that seek to improve the long-term health and sustainability of the industry. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has received numerous honors, including an Obie Award, an Innovative Theatre Award, a New York City Mayor’s Award for Arts & Culture, and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

A.R.T./New York is launching a number of new initiatives in grant-making and education programs designed to address the needs of the field, including Diversifying Our Organizations, an effort to strengthen and diversify nonprofit theatres and their boards through cohort-based education and field research; Access A.R.T./New York, a program designed to educate the field and create access for artists, administrators, and audience members with disabilities; and Body Autonomy, a new set of programs and partnerships that strive to end harassment in the theatre profession.  A.R.T./New York was recently selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to administer its New York Theatre Program which provides critical funding to 40-50 theatre companies. 

About the Position

The Membership Manager will be responsible for managing and maintaining the membership database, orchestrating the inflow of member applications and renewals, coordinating member events, and administering important programming for A.R.T./New York members. This position will report to the Director of Programs, work closely with the Programs Manager and communications staff, and manage the Programs Assistant, Member Services.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Membership Management:
  • Process and approve new member applications
  • Ensure the timely payment of member dues and code and track income
  • Provide clarity and assist in refining member policies, working closely with the Director of Programs
  • Assist members with trouble-shooting when accessing our online systems, with support of other department staff
  • Manage the membership database, ensuring member data is clear, accurate, and up-to-date
  • Oversee the creation of weekly Member Newsletter and new member packets by Programs Assistant
Member Events
  • Coordinate and lead A.R.T./New York’s annual internship fair, presented each year in partnership with the American Theatre Wing
  • Organize and facilitate small-scale member networking events: member happy hours, our Summer social, etc.
  • Facilitate A.R.T./New York’s roundtable series, which brings members together to share challenges, brainstorm solutions, and connect with their peers
  • Collaborate closely with Programs Manager on A.R.T./New York’s Cohort-based learnings for programs such as Diversifying Our Organizations, Access A.R.T./New York, and Incubator gatherings
Member Services
  • Coordinate the Theatre Leadership Program, connecting A.R.T./New York members with our team of consultants to receive guidance and assistance with long term planning
  • Manage the digital services A.R.T./New York provides through our website such as the Member Development Calendar, Community Discounts, and Internship Database, working closely with communications and programs staff
Programmatic and Grant Support
  • Provide significant support for A.R.T./New York’s new Body Autonomy Program
  • Administer feedback and evaluation systems for the Programs department
  • Assist programs staff in building grant applications
  • Monitor A.R.T./New York’s language, website, and materials to ensure ease of use and easy access to information for A.R.T./New York members
  • Assist programs staff in the facilitation of grant panels
Other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Knowledgeable about the NYC Theater community
  • Eager to work on a collaborative team
  • Highly organized and accustomed to working with databases and technology
  • A facilitator, experienced in leading conversations and holding space
  • Experienced with organizing and running successful events at differing scales
  • Patient and attentive, able to train others or walk someone through a problem
  • An excellent listener, able to get to the root of a problem and analyze a situation

A background in theatre, events, and/or customer service is preferred. Facilitation training and experience is a plus. Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite is required. Prior experience with Open Water grant software and/or MemberClicks is a plus.

This is an exempt, full-time 40 hour/week position generally scheduled as Monday through Friday 10am-6pm, with some evening and/or weekend hours as required. Candidate should be willing to work flexible hours for occasional events. Salary is $58,500 per annum. Full benefits package included upon start date, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, optional AFLAC plans, pre-tax commuter benefit option, generous paid time off, reimbursed theatre tickets, and optional 401k plan.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as an attachment (PDF format preferred) to [email protected] Include “Membership Manager” and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  The position is available immediately; please apply by November 26, 2018 for best consideration.

A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre, have a great sense of humor, and welcome diversity in all of its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MEDIA AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR 

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), a leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s more than 400 nonprofit theatres, seeks a Media and Outreach Coordinator, a new position created to expand the reach of A.R.T./New York’s external communications.

The Media and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for press, social media, outreach, and content creation, as well as providing overall communications support. The position will report to the Director of Programs and will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and staff across all departments of the organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Outreach and Social Media

  • Connect A.R.T./New York with local businesses and potential partners to benefit A.R.T./New York members and audiences
  • Seek out and execute marketing and cross-promotional opportunities for A.R.T./New York’s programs
  • Manage A.R.T./New York’s social media presence across all platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, etc.
  • Expand A.R.T./New York’s social media content and presence to create a digital space for conversations
  • Manage and create Facebook and other digital ads.
  • Manage Google Adwords
  • Create and send targeted invites and reminders to A.R.T./New York members for the promotion of small scale events
Press
  • Conduct research to build A.R.T./New York’s press list
  • Work closely across to departments to craft compelling and accurate press releases, and distribute to media outlets
  • Reach out to media outlets, pitching stories and following up on press releases to secure coverage for A.R.T./New York grants and services
  • Create and maintain a marketing and press toolkit for use by A.R.T./New York members
Content Creation
  • Work closely with Programs staff to create, solicit, and post blog posts to the A.R.T./New York website.
  • Partner with the Communications Coordinator to expand A.R.T./New York’s video content to promote work across all departments.
  • Seize opportunities to make use of social media and streaming opportunities to promote A.R.T./New York events.
Overall communications support
  • Light graphic design as needed primarily to support social media
  • Write copy as needed for use on the A.R.T./New York website and eblasts
  • Assist Communications Coordinator with the maintenance of the A.R.T./New York website and the creation of eblasts as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Knowledgeable about the NYC theatre community
  • Able to write compelling and error-free copy
  • Knowledgeable about the basics of developing a relationship with media outlets and eager to learn more
  • Highly communicative and collaborative, able to work on a team and willing to ask for help
  • An excellent proof-reader

 

A background in theatre or the arts is preferred. Knowledge of HTML and Adobe Creative Cloud is required. Experience with Constant Contact, video editing, MemberClicks, or Hootsuite is a plus.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 40 hour/week position generally scheduled as Monday through Friday 10am-6pm, with some evening and/or weekend hours as required. Salary is $40,000 per annum. Full benefits package included upon start date, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, optional AFLAC plans, pre-tax commuter benefit option, generous paid time off, reimbursed theatre tickets, and optional 401k plan.

Please email a cover letter, resume, a brief marketing or press focused writing sample, and three references as an attachment (PDF format preferred) to [email protected]. Include “Media and Outreach Coordinator” and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  The ideal start date for this position is January 2019.

A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre, have a great sense of humor, and welcome diversity in all of its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

Header: The A.R.T./New York 2017 Holiday Party. Photo by Chellise Michael.