Ars Nova seeks a strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to join our team as our Individual Giving and Special Events Manager. Reporting to the Development Director, the position is a key member of our fundraising team with direct ownership over broad areas of contributed income including our Super Nova program, special benefit events like our annual Nova Ball and corporate sponsorships.
Ars Nova exists to discover, develop and launch singular theater, comedy and music artists who are in the early stages of their careers. We were founded as a playground and a launch pad for emerging artists to create new work, with a dual mission to build the next generation of audiences for live entertainment by prioritizing a zeitgeist-forward aesthetic and marrying it with accessible ticket prices. Today, Ars Nova is known for its “pop-culture-savvy experimentation, with a hipness that sets it apart” (New York Times).
Ars Nova is in an exciting moment of growth, with a growing number of individual donors and the need to bring more into the fold as we expand our activities with public programming across two buildings: our flex-seat development Hub uptown and our 199-seat Off Broadway theater downtown. This is a prime opportunity for a talented and ambitious development professional to make an impact on Ars Nova, the theater field at-large, and most importantly, on the lives and careers of the next generation of performing-art makers and fans.
Ars Nova recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment, and we are actively working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms, across all our activities. Unraveling systems of power and privilege requires active engagement across our community of stakeholders and we acknowledge the complexity of the work ahead. We strongly encourage candidates of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups to apply.
PREPERATION, SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE
The ideal candidate will be:
AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Mac Ingram, Development Director, by June 19. We want you to ditch the form letter and speak from the heart: what excites you about this job. Don’t worry about selling us on your skills: the resume will tell us what you can do, let your cover letter tell us who you are.
The starting salary for this position is $58,500. Ars Nova offers fair pay: we compensate both fairly and competitively within the not-for-profit entertainment industry, as well as on a transparent level salary system within the organization. Benefits include health and dental insurance, an open and unlimited vacation policy, opt-in 403B, FSA, and TransitChek plans, and more. Ars Nova also offers a congenial and supportive environment conducive to professional growth and development. Start date will be on or before August 1, 2019.
Ars Nova is an equal opportunity employer, values equity and inclusion, and prioritizes representation and diversity. People of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Email submissions only. (Send only word or PDF files; no web links). Send questions and/or your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Individual Giving and Special Events Manager’. Candidates of interest will be contacted; please no calls.