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Director of Development

York Theatre Company seeks Full-Time Development Director
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Seeking self directed and passionate individual to manage all fundraising and developmental activities. Must be an experienced and passionate arts leader. Works closely with the Executive Director and Producing Artistic Director in instituting long term planning, revenue-generating programs, legacy gifts, spear heading its annual individual giving drive, increasing the size of its donor base, and building relationships with potential corporate sponsors.

You will also work with the Director of Marketing in the implementation of the organizational marketing campaign and for individual special projects.

Development Responsibilities:

  • 
Foundation/Government/Institutional Grant: Work collaboratively with the York’s Grant Writer to track grants and research new opportunities. Assist in gathering information for the Grant Writer. Manage institutional giving by overseeing relationships and proposals to foundation, government and corporate partners.
  • Individuals/Major Gifts: Spear head campaigns from individual donors for annual gifts, major gifts, and planned giving.
  • Fundraising Events: Spear heads the fall and spring benefits, opening night events, as well as special VIP/member events and cultivation events throughout the season.
  • Donor Acknowledgement Letters: Organize and mail all donor acknowledgment letters. Maintain the letter templates to keep them current. Maintain records and a filing system for the gifts and letters.
  • Campaign Promotional Materials: Work with the Director of Marketing to put together campaign and special event promotional materials (email blasts, post cards, invitations, etc.).
  • Monthly Newsletter: Prepare the Monthly Newsletter for the Board and major donors.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. and a minimum of two years of experience with increasing responsibility in development, preferably in a theater or other cultural organization.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of musical theatre.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical and research skills. Ability to craft clear and compelling 
written proposals is essential.
  • A proven ability to develop and manage creative fundraising strategies for the public and 
private sectors (individuals, foundations, government, and corporations).
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working closely with donors and volunteers.
  • Proficiency with database management and ability to organize and analyze data towards 
implementation of strategic objectives.
  • Proven organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects 
simultaneously, meet deadlines, and produce high quality results.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the best practices in fundraising and current philanthropic 
trends.

The Development Director is a full-time position; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is eligible for the company benefits package, including paid time off, medical, and dental plan.

The York Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability, or national origin. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve.

Submissions should be directed to Managing Director Aaron Simms, asimms@yorktheatre.org.

Production Sound Supervisor - Cheek to Cheek

Currently hiring the Sound Supervisor position for Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood presented by The York Theatre Company at The Theatre at St. Jean's (150 E 76th St.) from September 13 through October 16, 2022. 8x RF, piano, bass, drums, reeds. 

Pay is $30/hr, all calls 4hr min

Sunday 9/4: 10am - 12am; install #1

Tuesday 9/6: 6pm - 12am; install #2

Wednesday 9/7: 6pm - 12am; install #3

Thursday 9/8: 6pm - 10pm; tech #1

Sunday 10/16: 5pm - 10pm; strike

Submissions should be directed to Managing Director Aaron Simms, asimms@yorktheatre.org.

Volunteers & Ushers

Our dedicated Volunteer Ushers assist House Management before, during, and after our performances. If you are interested in ushering, please contact The York Theatre's House Management Staff to be added to our ushering list at (212) 935-5820 or please e-mail boxoffice@yorktheatre.org.

Internship Opportunities

Applications for our Summer 2022 internships are now closed! Please check back soon for information on our fall internship program.

The York Theatre Company is seeking dedicated current or recently graduated university students to engage in a hands-on, educational internship experience. The York Theatre, which is dedicated to its mission to the production of new musicals, strives to give new theatre professionals the same first stepping-stone. Interns will be placed in an area of primary focus to develop their skills and will be paired with a mentor in that department. Interns will also periodically rotate between other areas of concentration and help perform general office duties/errands to be exposed to all aspects of working for a professional not-for-profit theatre company.

  • Fall (Approximately September – December)
  • Spring (Approximately January – May)
  • Summer (Approximately June – August)

The term start and finish dates are slightly flexible, please scroll down for more information.

Please note: while Covid-19 restrictions are in place, the internship program may be primarily virtual. Of course, everything is subject to change as we follow guidelines from the State and CDC. Our primary concern is the safety of our interns, our staff and patrons. Thank you for your understanding.

Commitment Requirements:

The commitment is a minimum of one term/semester and we ask that each intern be available three days a week and put in a minimum of 15-20 hours each week. (Specific days/times are flexible with supervisor. The term start and finish dates are also slightly flexible). Our office operates on a 10am to 6pm schedule, but interns will also be asked to assist with and attend periodic evening/weekend performances and events. We ask that you have relative flexibility in your schedule. The internship is unpaid, but academic credit is available. We provide a shared Metrocard for all office related errands — candidates must be willing and able to take all forms of NYC public transportation. Interns will receive tickets to all York Theatre productions, participate in roundtable events of discussion with industry professionals, and other unique opportunities.

Application submissions should include a minimum one page cover letter explaining what you hope to gain out of an internship with The York Theatre Company and a one page resume giving an overview of your experience. Please include in your cover letter which term you are available and focus you would like to pursue. If you are unsure or are interested in more than one focus, please include that in your cover letter. Feel free to include any writing samples or portfolio examples you feel may be relevant to your application.

Submit materials to Joseph Hayward
 at jhayward@yorktheatre.org. Feel free to contact with any questions. Email only, no phone calls please.

RESPONSIBILITIES & Qualifications:

We try to offer a well-rounded internship with exposure from all of our departments. The following are the concentrations we are offering and the primary duties that interns will be responsible for in each area:

Artistic/Literary

Responsibility and Duties:

  • Script Evaluation
  • Database Maintenance
    (scripts/scores, miscellaneous docs, etc.)
  • Archival Work
    (lobby displays, script/score archives, etc.)
  • Audition Observations


Qualifications and Skills:

  • An ideal candidate would have good knowledge of musical theater history and strong writing skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Adobe Premiere) experience is preferred, not required
  • Feel free to submit any writing samples or portfolio materials you feel may be relevant

Management

Responsibility and Duties:

  • Contract Organization and Creation of Contact Sheets
    Assist with Data Entry, Payroll, Paperwork Filing, Xeroxing
  • Projects and Contract Creation
  • Set up for Company “Meet and Greets” and other meetings/events
  • Assisting General Manager, Company Manager and Business Manager in various tasks as assigned


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Experience with QuickBooks or general accounting knowledge is encouraged but not required

Development

Responsibility and Duties:

  • Prospect Research
  • Donation Reporting
  • Database Maintenance/Cleanup
  • Maintaining and Updating Grants Calendar
  • Creating Thank You Letters


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Adobe Premiere) experience is preferred, not required
  • Knowledge of ticketing or donation database software is encouraged

Marketing/Audience Services

Responsibility and Duties:

  • Individual Marketing Campaign Analytics
  • Website Maintenance
  • Grassroots Marketing/Flyer Distribution
  • Market Research
  • Social Media Updates and Maintenance
  • Design and Layout of Various Marketing Collateral Materials
  • Assembling Membership Packets
  • Answering Phones and Fulfilling Ticket Sales


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Adobe Premiere) experience is preferred, not required
  • Knowledge of box office ticketing systems (especially OvationTix) is preferred, but not required

Testimonials

"Being a summer intern at The York Theatre Company was an amazing opportunity. I was able to make some great connections and gained a new perspective on what it takes to work and succeed at a theatre company. I'm so thankful I was a part of The York and look forward to continuing to be involved in some way." -- Emma V.

 

"Once beginning my journey at the York in October of 2020, I tried to make the best of my experience and learn regardless of the Pandemic. My most substantial task at the York was to edit the Show (+Tell!) Series that celebrates productions from York’s past and reunites the cast and creative teams. It not only was a pleasure to discover these musicals that I was not previously familiar with, but more-so to be witnessing the conversations between theater historians and creators analyzing their works and choices. Regardless of never having met my co-workers in person during my internship, it truly felt like I had been in a room with them -- be-it a virtual reality. Zoom, text, and phone calls allowed us to connect each day on a professional and personal level." -- Nick G.