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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

About New York Theatre Workshop:

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre-makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur-directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain-Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades-long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea of what theatre can be.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully-realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s stirring and unforgettable Hadestown, Geoff Sobelle’s magical and transformative The Object Lesson and Mfoniso Udofia’s epic, sweeping two-part cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective-shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. We think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact and we feel fortunate to get to support it.

About the Team:

Our development team includes five full-time and two part-time employees led by the Director of Development, and they oversee all aspects of fundraising for this $7.5 million theatre. The Director of Development reports directly to the Managing Director and works closely with every department of our theatre as well as our Board of Trustees.

About the Position:

  • Is a key member of the senior leadership team and responsible for inspiring and managing a talented team of fundraisers.
  • Leads the team in creating a detailed annual fundraising strategy, overseeing its implementation and reporting all year long, managing timelines for all fundraising activities to ensure strategic plan initiatives and critical fundraising processes are executed in a timely manner.
  • Serves as a key liaison to our Board of Trustees responsible for keeping them informed and engaged on a number of fronts including the cultivation of new donors and Board members, and acts as the key staffer for the Governance and Development Committees of the Board.
  • Works closely with the Associate Director of Development and the Individual Giving team to maintain and grow our donor base. This includes communication, relationship building and cultivation, and solicitation.
  • Oversees all institutional fundraising, working with the Institutional Giving Manager to manage relationships with corporate, foundation, and government funders, and to compose compelling proposals for support.
  • Conceives, plans, and executes dozens of events annually – including our annual gala – working closely with the Special Events Manager to provide exciting opportunities for connecting donors with our artists and institution.
  • Works with our Marketing team and designers to create a suite of materials to promote our events and donor programs.
  • Keeps a close eye on department expenses and all contributed revenue lines to ensure that annual fundraising goals are met or exceeded.

About You:

  • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
  • You have a passion for theatre and a desire to build meaningful connections between adventurous theatregoers and visionary artists.
  • You build strong, collaborative relationships with staff, Board members, and donors alike.
  • You are confident soliciting support in every form, from small ticket add-ons to game-changing gifts.
  • You are invested in the professional development of your team members, and you’re driven to help them succeed.
  • You have strong planning and organizational skills.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel).

Bonus:

  • You have experience working in any aspect of the theatre industry, recognizing that a multi-disciplinary background can shape the best leaders and managers.
  • You have experience with database management and best practices.
  • You have experience across multiple areas of fundraising.

This is a full-time position, exempt from overtime. Salary Range is $90,000 to $100,000. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off.

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (please include where you found out about this position), resume and two references to jobs@nytw.org. Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

About New York Theatre Workshop:

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre-makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur-directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain-Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades-long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea of what theatre can be.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully-realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s stirring and unforgettable Hadestown, Geoff Sobelle’s magical and transformative The Object Lesson and Mfoniso Udofia’s epic, sweeping two-part cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective-shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. We think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact and we feel fortunate to get to support it.

About the Team:

Our four person production staff oversees all aspects of technical and logistical production at NYTW, including five fully-realized productions each season, alongside supporting the Next Door at NYTW programming, artistic development workshops, and outside shop build projects in our state-of-the-art scenic and costume shops. These production facilities are located directly across the street from NYTW’s 199 seat theatre, 65 seat theatre, rehearsal room, and administrative offices. The Technical Director reports directly to the Production Manager and is paramount in running a fully-functional scene shop.

About the Position:

  • Collaborates with guest designers to have designs developed and approved on schedule; vet the designs for budget, feasibility and safety; translate designs (elevations/models) into working drawings for construction
  • Plans detailed production schedules in coordination with the Production Manager
  • Leads over-hire staff and crews and manages relationships with any outside shops, vendors, and consultants
  • Preps and supervises builds: engineers and drafts as needed; schedules and hires labor; plans and orders materials and supplies
  • Coordinates with the scenic artists to ensure the set is painted in a timely fashion within budget
  • Coordinates builds and load-ins so that rehearsals can safely move on set as scheduled and technical rehearsals can be fully productive
  • Provides coordination and support to other technical production staff and stage management for lighting, sound, projections, backstage costume and props needs, specialty rigging, etc.
  • Controls costs for labor and materials to stay within approved budget, provide timely reports of all expenditures, hires, and employee hours to the appropriate staff members
  • Sources and manages projects for outside income utilizing the resources within the scene shop facility
  • Attends staff and production meetings; technical and dress rehearsals

About You:

  • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community
  • You build positive, collaborative relationships with crew members, over hire staff, and designers, as well as with institutional co-workers
  • You have extensive and varied experience in scenic construction and installation, with demonstrable leadership experience
  • You are comfortable supervising a full service scene shop including wood working, rigging, welding and automation, and are highly skilled in AutoCAD/Vectorworks
  • You have strong planning, organizational, communication, teaching and management skills as well as knowledge of tools and techniques for construction and basic engineering
  • You have an appreciation of and ability to support the creative needs and ambitions of the theatre’s artists while keeping work on schedule, within budget and on plan

Bonus:

  • You have three or more seasons in a job with similar levels of responsibility

This position is exempt from overtime and is seasonal (August through May/June) with the possibility of extending employment into a subsequent season(s). Salary is $58,500. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off.

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (please include where you found out about this position), resume and two references to jobs@nytw.org. Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For certain positions, we keep resumes on file.

If you are a director, you may submit a cover letter, current resume and references to Linda Chapman at LindaC@nytw.org

If you are an actor, you may submit a headshot and resume to casting@nytw.org.

If you are a playwright, please see our submission guidelines.

If you are looking for Production Positions (union and non-union stage managers and assistant stage managers, production assistants, sound, video, carpentry, electrics and wardrobe), you may submit a cover letter, current resume and references to production@nytw.org.