Asian American Arts Alliance

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP seeks an Associate to support the Department of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships. 
Founded in 1961, Theatre Communications Group’s (TCG) mission is to strengthen, nurture, and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Rooted in the core values of Artistry, Diversity, Activism, and Global Citizenship, TCG serves over 700 organizational members and 12,000 individual members. More info, visit
Primary responsibilities for the Institutional Advancement & Partnerships Associate include research, drafting proposals, and grants management for private, government, and corporate partnerships. This position is multi-faceted, fast-paced, and integral to TCG’s fundraising and advancement efforts for its $8M annual operating budget. Applicants should exhibit experience with and enthusiasm for fundraising, program development, project management, and writing effective proposals. Familiarity with issues affecting the non-profit theatre community—for both institutions and individual practitioners—is highly desired, but not required.  Curiosity and the ability to summarize ideas is necessary. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships and collaborates with program staff throughout the organization. 
Candidates should have a commitment to TCG’s mission, core values, and an entrepreneurial attitude toward fulfilling it; ability to collaborate with a diverse staff, interns, and partners; initiative to solve problems; outstanding interpersonal skills and an exemplary work ethic; keen attention to detail and time management; and commitment to lifelong learning and growth for oneself and others.
What You Will be Doing:

  • Grant research, writing, and reporting: Prepare institutional briefings based on research; act as a primary grant writer for all government, corporate, and foundation proposals and reports.
  • Ensure quality control of database and other departmental tracking methods: Maintain a calendar to facilitate cultivation efforts, including internal and external deadlines.
  • Grants Management:  Process gifts, invoices, and timely acknowledgments; generate accurate and succinct reports (narrative and financial) with program staff and the business office, including facility with devising and measuring metrics for interim and final reports for TCG’s programs.
  • Engagement with funders and strategic partners: Facilitate relationship management and documentation of meetings and correspondence, including quarterly updates to partners.
  • Create support materials and donor credits: Working with the Communications, Marketing, and Art Departments, create digital and print materials for events and prospective partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need for this Role:

  • An interest in or experience working in theatre and/or a service-oriented field.
  • 3 years of related experience and a Bachelor’s degree in theatre, arts administration, marketing, communications, or relevant writing and/or fundraising experience.
  • Project management skills.
  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite skills (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Suite) and comfortable working with new databases and other technologies.
  • Experience working in fundraising, journalism, or philanthropy a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:
TCG offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. National applicants considered; however, relocation expenses not offered.
How to Apply:
Please include “IAP Associate – First and Last Name” in the subject line and email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to References and writing samples required for finalists. All materials must be sent via email. No phone calls!
Application Deadline:
All application materials must be received by 5:00 pm on December 15th or until the position is filled. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials before the deadline.
TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. At TCG we believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the U.S. and are vital assets which enrich the programs and services TCG provides for the theatre field.  We respect intersectionality of identities and are committed to EDI in all areas of our work and workplace. People of color, LGBTQ , and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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