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Second Stage Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply. 

MANAGER OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING

Second Stage Theater seeks a Manager of Individual Giving to serve as a core member of the Development team at one of New York’s premiere not-for-profit theatre companies in a time of exciting expansion. The Manager of Individual Giving supports all individual giving fundraising efforts for Second Stage Theater. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assist in implementing the development plan and strategy for all individual giving efforts to achieve Annual Fund goals, as well as special project funds as determined by the needs of the organization.
  • Oversee Annual Fund renewal and acquisition initiatives, including mailings, personal asks, telefundraising, and donor cultivation.
  • Manage the Champions Circle membership program (donors giving over $2,500 annually), including solicitations, acknowledgments, and stewardship with the support of the Development Associate, Individual Giving.
  • Service Champion ticket reservations, questions, and needs with attention towards high quality customer service.
  • Work with Trustees to proactively identify and build their prospect lists.
  • Oversee individual donor crediting and recognition in print materials and media.
  • Manage and update individual fundraising materials, including brochures, case statements, solicitation letters, special appeals, website, and signage.
  • Research current and prospective individual donors and recommend initial approach strategy for all prospects.
  • Oversee individual giving information management including monthly financial updates and moves management progress.
  • Support the Director of Individual Giving and Director of Development in managing their portfolios, as well as those of the Executive and Artistic Directors.
  • Supervise and mentor Development Associate, Individual Giving, as well as Development interns as needed.
  • Participate in other departmental/organizational activities as necessary.
  • Represent the department at fundraising and cultivation events – occasional evenings and weekends required. 

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, and 4+ as a frontline fundraiser in a fast-paced environment or equivalent combination of education & experience.
  • Excellent computer and fundraising database skills (knowledge of Tessitura is preferred).
  • Exemplary written/verbal communication skills.
  • A fanatic attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • The ability to coordinate multiple projects at once.
  • A sociable personality and an avid interest in American theatre. 

Generous benefits package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) plan included.  Second Stage Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply. Generous benefits package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) plan included.  Second Stage Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply. Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Individual Giving Manager” in the title of the email. No phone calls please.


ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Second Stage Theater is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager who will join a management team responsible for the general maintenance of the entire theatre facility. Primary responsibilities include providing support to the Operations Manager for infrastructure and assisting in all aspects of maintaining all Second Stage spaces and related maintenance work performed by the department. This individual will help to direct and oversee the day-to-day maintenance, construction as well as repairs throughout the Second Stage spaces. Additionally, s/he will help oversee the facility management database, budget projects, file appropriate permits and manage them to completion.  Assistant Operations Manager works with the Operations Manager on scheduling, including building construction, rentals, events and show needed projects.  This position is expected to manage the building staff in the event of Operations Manager’s absence. This position requires an individual with a flexible schedule who is comfortable monitoring after-hours and early morning contractor activity as well as providing oversight on occasional weekends in order to meet rigid deadlines. The Assistant Operations Manager is expected to be actively involved in the planning and budget stage of a project, all the way through the design, bidding, contracting, scheduling, installation, and closeout stage.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Monitor, diagnose and maintain Second Stage spaces and it’s physical infrastructure using both in-house and contractual resources
  • Support the Operations Manager with larger, multi contractor projects
  • Coordinate repair activities with administration, production team and the house engineer to ensure repairs happen in a minimally disruptive and financially responsible manner
  • Monitor safety guidelines and ensure that they are followed
  • Manage the CMMS facilities database

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of facilities related experience is required
  • Experience with theaters, structural engineering and related trades preferred
  • Ability to provide direction and leadership to union trade professionals
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Knowledge of the CMMS system is preferred
  • Substantial knowledge of construction methods and materials is required
  • Familiarity with construction contracts and the bid process is preferred

Please email cover letter, resume and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Assistant Operations Manager’ in the subject line. No phone calls please. 


TESSITURA OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Second Stage Theater is seeking a full-time TESSITURA OPERATIONS MANAGER, to provide leadership for the organization in their use of the Tessitura CRM software. This position reports directly to the Director of Development and will be a vital member of the team in ensuring proper utilization and growth of data-driven initiatives, and will interact closely with all departments, including Marketing, Finance, and the Box Office, in establishing best-practices for effective uses of Tessitura.

Responsibilities of the Tessitura Operations Manager include:

  • Leading all Tessitura efforts throughout the organization
  • Managing third party application integrations with Tessitura, including website, bulk email programs, and related Tessitura programs (such as T-Stats)
  • Providing support and strategic problem solving for daily ticketing operations in the Box Office
  • Providing decision support for management on development and marketing strategies, through automating daily tasks, creating custom reports, and interpreting data analytics
  • Researching, planning, project managing and troubleshooting Tessitura upgrades, including leading planning for use of new features, creating testing plans and staff training as necessary.
  • Updating system tables as necessary
  • Consulting with all departments, gathering user requirements for new initiatives and business process, and recommending best use of Tessitura to support these initiatives
  • Maintaining awareness of industry trends and practices in the use of Tessitura and advising the organization regarding changes and enhancements that will improve operations.
  • Supporting the accurate collection and analysis of data from across the organization
  • Overseeing database infrastructure as well as providing technical support and administration
  • Maintain and monitor style guides and standardization for data entry, verifying the accuracy of system data and monitoring resolution of data faults and errors
  • Facilitating generation of lists, advanced data extractions, custom reports and ad hoc queries
  • Developing and document processes and procedures to educate and train staff and inform IT support

Candidates should possess a college degree with a focus in IT or comparable professional experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience with progressive responsibilities as an advanced Tessitura user, working directly with end users, is required. Proficiency with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services, writing SQL queries and stored procedures is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Generous benefit package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) included. 

Please email cover letter, resume and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Tessitura Manager’ in the subject line. No phone calls.

 


PART-TIME TELESALES AND TELEFUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE

Second Stage Theater 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 theater, Second Stage Theater 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 Theater offers internships in both production and administration. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff to receive practical training in administrative management or technical theater. 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.

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 theater 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.