Asian American Arts Alliance

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 educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur‐directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain‐Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades‐long relationships with legendary theatre‐makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea 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 stirring and unforgettable Hadestown, Geoff Sobelle’s magical and transformative The Object Lesson and Mfoniso Udofia’s epic, sweeping two‐part cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony 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. We 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 four full‐time and two part‐time employees led by the Director of Development, and they oversee all aspects of fundraising for this $6.5 million theatre. The Development Associate reports directly to the Associate Director of Development and works closely with every member of the development team.


About the Position:

  • Is a key member of the development team, responsible for supporting fellow team members in all areas of fundraising
  • Conducts prospect research and identifies new potential funders for NYTW and its programs
  • Keeps team on track by managing a comprehensive calendar of deadlines for potential funding proposals, LOI’s, supplemental documents etc.
  • Contributes to event success by managing all RSVP’s for dozens of events annually
  • Stewards donors by preparing weekly acknowledgement lettersfor all gifts of support
  • Works with marketing and development teams to create and pull leads for telefunding
  • Manages the administration of donor portfolios for the development team by creating contact reports/activitiesin Spektrix for donor interactions
  • Conducts research on prospects and donors and create profiles as look booksfor events
  • Manages the creation of the annual report each season
  • Contributes to the success of the annual Gala by taking on responsibilities as assigned
  • Cultivates and stewards donor relationships, attending events and helping 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 are excited about digging in to data, and fearless in mastering new data systems
  • You embrace technology
  • You enjoy a collaborative, team-focused working environment
  • You are a planner, a list-maker, an organizational afficiando



  • 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 $40,000. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off.

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.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (please include where you found out about this position), resume and two references to Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line.



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