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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Second Stage Theatre seeks a Director of Development to serve as a core member of the Senior Staff at one of New York’s premiere not-for-profit theatre companies in a time of exciting expansion. The Director of Development oversees all fundraising efforts for Second Stage Theatre’s Annual Fund and Capital Campaigns.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the ideal candidate will be a strong leader and manager with exemplary written/verbal communication skills, excellent computer and database skills (knowledge of Tessitura is preferred), a fanatic attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, a sociable personality, and the ability to coordinate multiple projects at once.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for meeting Second Stage’s fundraising goals through strategy development and implementation, in-person solicitation and supervision of Development Department activities
  • Oversee strategies and budget creation for contributed income and department expenses
  • Manage and mentor Development Department comprised of Manager, Institutional Giving; Manager, Individual Giving; Manager, Special Events; Development Associate, Capital Campaign & Board Relations; Development Associate, Individual Giving; Development Associate, Special Events and Telefundraising Department
  • Work with Trustees to proactively identify, manage and solicit their prospects
  • In concert with the Artistic Director and Executive Director, execute and contribute to $64MM Capital Campaign for Second Stage’s expansion to Broadway
  • Build leadership levels of support at $10,000+ through a structured moves management effort
  • Oversee, monitor, and follow-up on all fundraising and special events in collaboration with the Manager, Special Events, including but not limited to the Annual Gala, All-Star Bowling Classic, Opening Night parties, Champions Nights, and other private donor cocktail parties and dinners
  • In concert with the Manager, Individual Giving, build the donor base of $2,000+ gifts through targeted and specialized fund drives
  • Maintain and steward current and past donor relationships and actively cultivate deeper relationships with a growing number of additional donors
  • Help identify new Trustees and new donors in all categories, devise cultivation and solicitation strategies, and build and maintain funder relationships
  • Determine and oversee compilation and appropriate distribution of department reports, tracking systems, schedules, and collateral
  • Coordinate regular research for new individual, event, corporate, foundation, and government donors as well as increased support from current donors
  • Represent the department at fundraising and cultivation events
  • Participate in other departmental/organizational activities as necessary

BA degree minimum and seven plus years of fundraising experience in a fast-paced environment required. Generous benefits package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) plan with match included. Second Stage Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply. Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Development Director” in the title of the email. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


DESIGN & MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Second Stage Theatre seeks a Design & Marketing Associate to serve as a core member of the Marketing team at one of New York’s premiere not-for-profit theatre companies in a time of exciting expansion. The Design & Marketing Associate is responsible for maintaining, creating and distributing print and digital content pertinent to Second Stage Theatre while maintaining a consistent brand across all media, platforms and materials. Specific duties include:

  • Create print collateral including: window cards, rack cards, posters, newsletters, invitations, mailings, banners, brochures, and select advertisements and front of house collateral
  • Maintain the content and media on the 2ST website
  • Schedule and design email blasts to subscribers, donors, and single ticket buyers
  • Convert print pieces to be email friendly as needed
  • Create show art for 2ST Uptown shows
  • Create print and digital collateral to support Development Dept.
  • Collaborate and support Sales & Marketing Associate and Director of Marketing & Communications with subscriptions and single ticket campaigns
  • Work with our web developer on website bugs, new capabilities, and new projects
  • Coordinate and oversee various marketing events to foster subscriber and audience development

Ideal candidates will:

  • Possess strong communication skills
  • A strong working knowledge of graphic design and digital media, and strong organizational skills
  • Work efficiently and effectively
  • Monitor timelines and deadlines
  • Be a team player able to both lead projects and take direction when required
  • Be able to be handle multiple projects/tasks at one time
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Be well versed with Adobe Creative Suite & MS Office
  • Be knowledgeable of printing processes and procedures
  • Be able to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Possess strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Be comfortable with HTML
  • Have a passion for Second Stage’s mission

Generous benefits package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) plan included. Second Stage Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply. Send cover letter, resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Design & Marketing Associate” in the title of the email. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


PART-TIME TELESALES AND TELEFUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE

Second Stage Theatre is seeking energetic, dedicated individuals for part-time work in telesales and telefundraising. This is a perfect position for artists looking to supplement their income, students, and anyone interested in earning a bit extra doing something meaningful and worthwhile. If this sounds like you, call (212) 787-8302 Ext. 205 and leave a BRIEF message with your name, number, and a concise description of your qualifications for the job.

VOLUNTEER USHERS

As a not-for-profit theatre, Second Stage Theatre uses members of the community to help supplement our House Staff. To be a Volunteer Usher for one of our upcoming productions (and to see the show for free) please contact House Manager Joshua Schleifer via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your full name and phone number and the productions in which you are interested. Thank you.

INTERNSHIPS

Second Stage Theatre offers internships in both production and administration. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff to receive practical training in administrative management or technical theatre. Interns are selected by application and interview.

COMMITMENT: The Summer Student Leadership Forum which is held from June-August requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks. Applicants will not be considered unless they are able to commit to the full summer program.

We expect a willingness to work hard and high standards of performance. In return, interns are treated as members of our professional staff and receive intensive hands-on experience. We ask that all interns be reliable, conscientious and energetic.

ACADEMIC CREDIT Second Stage will assist interns to meet the credit requirements of individual schools but all arrangements for credit must be made by the intern.

EVALUATION Interns are evaluated in meetings with their supervisors before leaving Second Stage. These meetings provide a forum for discussion of the intern's progress, future expectations, projects, and goals.

APPLICATIONS: To apply for an internship at Second Stage, please click here and follow the online application instructions. Your application must include an electronic submission of a resume, two letters of recommendation (professional or academic), and a brief personal statement (i.e., what you expect to gain from an internship). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2017

Due to the high volume of applications, applicants will only be contacted if they have been selected to interview.

VIEW INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTIONS

General Management: Primarily serves as company management/concierge support for our 2ST uptown series.  Intern will also assist with processing artists' contracts, maintaining management files, general ledger maintenance, and financial projects.  Candidates should have a warm personality, good communication skills, excellent organizational and time-management skills, discretion, a great sense of humor, and the ability to roll with the punches.  This role will focus less on long term projects and more on the day-to-day “fires” of theatre production (artist relationship building, ticket requests, contracting).

Development: The Development intern will maintain donor database and files; follow-up on donor benefits; research funding sources; assist with mailings and special events. Intern actively participates in all fundraising activities, including the annual direct mail and telefunding campaigns, special events, funding research, special projects, and day-to-day booking and acknowledgement of gifts. Intern should be detail-oriented and self-motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills; basic familiarity with computers; the ability to work cooperatively; the ability to keep sensitive information confidential.

Marketing: Intern assists in market research, subscription and single ticket promotions; distributes marketing materials; assists in writing copy for newsletters and other promotional materials; assists coordinating receptions and openings, single ticket and subscription audience development through direct mail, print, and telemarketing; promotion through special events and outreach efforts. Candidates should have strong writing, verbal, and computer skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines.

Literary Management: Intern works with the Associate Artistic Director on the reading and evaluation of new scripts; dramaturgical research; assisting with directing fellowships; attending rehearsals; and providing administrative support for various literary projects. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a strong background in dramatic literature and practical theater.

Production: Interns assist in all aspects of creating sets, props, sound, and lighting for Second Stage productions. Duties may include carpentry, metal work, load in/out, set strikes, sewing, rigging, hanging and focusing lights, running shows, maintaining and installing equipment, and shadowing designers. Internships may be tailored to the specific interests and abilities of the intern.

Stage Management: Interns work with Equity stage managers, directors, and actors, and are involved in the entire rehearsal and performance process of an off-Broadway production. Duties may include keeping track of props; pre-show and post-show duties; assisting at rehearsals and performances; and maintaining production paperwork. This internship has limited availability and requires commitment of 40 hours per week and is tied directly to productions. Previous production experience required. Applicants should be organized and detail-oriented. An outgoing and assertive personality is a plus.

LOCATIONS

MIDTOWN
Tony Kiser Theatre
305 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

UPTOWN
McGinn/Cazale Theatre
2162 Broadway (76th Street)
New York, NY 10024

CONTACT US

BOX OFFICE
P: 212.246.4422
F: 212.399.4115

HOURS
Sun - Fri: 12 - 6 PM
Sat: 12 - 7 PM

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
P: 212.787.8302
F: 212.397.7066

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