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SENIOR MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

 

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), a leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s more than 400 nonprofit theatres, seeks a Senior Manager of Institutional Giving to play a critical role in cultivating and growing foundation, corporate, and government giving, as A.R.T./New York enters an exciting phase of its organizational development.  We believe that our core values of Opportunity, Innovation, Community, Empowerment, Justice and Equity are enhanced when we create a workplace as well as a community that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. 

A.R.T./New York’s 400 member theatre companies are the heart of the organization. A.R.T./New York provides subsidized office and rehearsal space at [email protected] in midtown Manhattan and South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; subsidized performance space at the A.R.T./New York Theatres; funding through grant and loan programs; training through workshops and peer roundtables; and convenings for the field with a special focus on the needs of small nonprofit theatres. These programs, along with advocacy efforts, have positioned A.R.T./New York as a thought-leader in the New York theatre community and the arts citywide. 

A.R.T./New York is launching a number of new initiatives in grant-making and education programs designed to address the needs of the field, including Diversifying Our Organizations, an effort to strengthen and diversify nonprofit theatres and their boards through cohort-based education and field research; Access A.R.T./New York, a program designed to educate the field and create access for artists, administrators, and audience members with disabilities; and Body Autonomy, a new set of programs and partnerships that strive to end harassment in the theatre profession.  A.R.T./New York was recently selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to administer its New York Theatre Program which provides critical funding to 35-40 theatre companies. 

The Senior Manager of Institutional Giving will be motivated to successfully work with a diverse staff, Board, and membership and possess strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail. A dynamic commitment to A.R.T./New York’s mission, core values, and a passion to help grow our contributed resources is critical.  This is an ideal position for a highly motivated individual to utilize their grant research, strategic writing, and donor cultivation skills to strengthen and sustain A.R.T./New York’s fiscal infrastructure.  A.R.T./New York provides professional development opportunities for its staff to broaden their knowledge and increase their skill sets.  A.R.T./New York’s FY19 annual budget is $4.8 million (of which 55% comes from contributed sources).

The position will report to the Director of Development and Executive Director, and will work as a part of a four-person Development department which also includes a Manager of Individual Giving and Events and a Development Associate.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage A.R.T./New York’s institutional donor portfolio of 30+ public and private funders representing approximately $2M in earned revenue. Develop annual budget goals in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Development.
  • Research and identify prospective corporate, foundation, and government donors to support programmatic activities, general operating support, and capital planning.
  • Maintain the grants calendar including tracking deadlines, correspondence with funders/prospects, and the arrival of gifts/pledges through DonorPerfect.
  • Prepare grant proposals, reports, and strategic communications for foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Develop presentations, letters of inquiry, fundraising materials, and other communications for the cultivation of institutional donors.
  • Partner with A.R.T./New York staff and Board of Directors to maintain a clear and detailed understanding of A.R.T./New York’s mission, multi-varied programs and services, and the members we impact to create compelling proposals and donor materials.
  • Collaborate closely and extensively with A.R.T./New York’s Programs, Facilities, and Finance staff to manage grant-supported programs, including program progress and achievements and budget components, and ensure compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Organize and participate in donor visits, tours, and presentations as well as other stewardship opportunities in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Development.
  • Support other development activities including the annual gala and other fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to gain an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing small- to mid-sized NYC theatre companies, under-served theatres of color, and the theatre field at large.
  • A desire to work with a motivated team of fundraisers.
  • The ability to work successfully with a diverse staff, board, and membership.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
  • Comfort with strategic communications.
  • A desire to grow professionally and personally at a critical moment in A.R.T./New York’s history.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a demonstrated willingness to work across differences.

  

A bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years of experience in grant writing and institutional donor relations, or equivalent combination of education and related experience, is required.  A background in non-profit arts, service, and/or social justice organizations is a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and DonorPerfect (or similar donor database) is required.

This is an exempt, full-time position generally scheduled as Monday through Friday 10am-6pm. Salary is $70,000 per annum. Full benefits package included upon start date, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, optional AFLAC plans, pre-tax commuter benefit option, generous paid time off, reimbursed theatre tickets, and optional 401k plan.

Please email a cover letter, resume, three short writing samples (2-3 pages), and three references as an attachment (PDF format preferred) to [email protected]. Include “SENIOR MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING” and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.

A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre, have a great sense of humor, and welcome diversity in all of its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE 

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), a leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s more than 400 nonprofit theatres, seeks an Operations Associate to assist in the management of A.R.T./New York’s Space Programs – [email protected] and The LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space.  

A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre, have a great sense of humor, and welcome diversity in all of its forms.  We believe that our core values of Opportunity, Innovation, Community, Empowerment, Justice and Equity are enhanced when we create a workplace as well as a community that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.  

A.R.T./New York’s 400 member theatre companies are the heart of the organization. A.R.T./New York provides subsidized office and rehearsal space at [email protected] in midtown Manhattan and South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; subsidized performance space at the A.R.T./New York Theatres; funding through grant and loan programs; training through workshops and peer roundtables; and convenings for the field with a special focus on the needs of small nonprofit theatres. These programs, along with advocacy efforts, have positioned A.R.T./New York as a thought-leader in the New York theatre community and the arts citywide.

The Operations Associate will provide administrative and operational support for the smooth running of all activities in the studio facilities, and assist the General Managers of [email protected] and South Oxford Space with day-to-day management.  The position will report directly to the General Managers of both [email protected] and South Oxford Space and will work closely with the entire A.R.T./New York Facilities Team.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as an ambassador for A.R.T./New York and its programs and services to all renters, tenants, and guests to the facility.
  • Correspond with renters and coordinate all aspects of studios rentals from inquiry to financial reconciliation.
  • Process rental bookings and payments through Ungerboeck (space booking software)
  • Manage traffic flow of studio renters and respond to the needs of office tenants as they arise.
  • Hands-on preparation for all events in spaces including room prep and trash collection.
  • Be responsible for the safety of occupants during an emergency, including contacting emergency services and facilitating evacuations and areas searches as needed.
  • Be able to interact with a variety of populations, including children, nursing home residents and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • General office administrative duties including (but not limited to) filing, email and phone correspondence and light bookkeeping.
  • Light maintenance duties including (but not limited to) trash collection, refilling of paper goods, mopping and sweeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will be able to be a welcoming face of A.R.T./New York to all constituents, provide exemplary customer service, be a self-starter, able to remain calm under pressure, possess strong computer skills, be able to lift 25 lbs., and be able to stand for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A background in theatre or performing arts and previous experience working in a studio rental facility is preferred. Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Ungerboeck (or other space booking software) is a plus. Two years of previous work experience required.

This is an exempt, full-time position working from both A.R.T./New York’s [email protected] in midtown Manhattan and South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  Candidate will be scheduled to work at both locations and should be willing to work flexible hours. Hours will vary with the bulk of the schedule being nights and weekends (1pm-9pm generally, based on rental schedules).  Salary is $40,000 per annum. Full benefits package included upon start date, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, optional AFLAC plans, pre-tax commuter benefit option, generous paid time off, reimbursed theatre tickets, and optional 401k plan.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as an attachment (PDF format preferred) to [email protected]. Include “OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE” and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  

A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Header: The A.R.T./New York 2017 Holiday Party. Photo by Chellise Michael.