Producer/Development Manager 

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

Who We Are:

En Garde Arts is a not for profit theatrical producing organization in New York City. We are purposefully itinerant, creating site-specific, place-based theatre and work in all kinds of spaces. We commission new plays, musicals and theatrical experiences with social justice issues at their core. We engage in long-term relationships with artists and develop most of our new projects over multiple years within a program called Uncommon Voices. We have a small staff of three full time staff complemented by a permanent part-time general manager, and three other consultants: a business manager, grant writer and creative producer in residence. We embrace risk and are obsessed with how to get our messages across to communities that may not ordinarily attend the theatre. 

Who you are:

You have a great passion for the live arts and a minimum of 3 to 4 years experience in a fundraising job for another New York City based not for profit arts organization. You have a familiarity with grant processes, and a specialty in individual campaigns and fundraising. You are also someone who sees the big picture alongside the details, and wants to be a part of a collaborative working environment, and a part of the producing and planning process for the organization and our projects. You are a real extrovert who loves meeting new people. You are a quick study, and when you love something are able to articulate it both verbally and in your writing – e.g. the mission and vision of an organization. You have a penchant for risks and enjoy being a changemaker and participating in testing out new ideas. You are a sleuth. You love figuring out, researching, and pursuing connections between people. You enjoy being around strong personalities – which prevail in this company – and are comfortable speaking up as well as listening. You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Audienceview and Mailchimp. 

What you would do:

Development:

You will partner with the Executive Artistic Director (EAD) in the creation of individual fundraising plans and strategy, both general operating planning and project-specific and special initiative funding strategies.

You will work in collaboration with the EAD for board development. You will liaise with the board and its committees including: organizing and scheduling board meetings and committee meetings, and writing regular newsletters and other communications to the board.

You will prospect new individuals alongside EAD, including attending cultivation and networking activities with the EAD and other board members as needed.

You will partner with the Producer/Marketing and Events for the execution and lead planning of the Annual Gala & other fundraising events including ideation of overall concept. Specifically, you will manage special event invitation strategies, committees, attendance and other income streams.

You will collaborate with the EAD on drafting individual fundraising campaign language and managing the campaigns with the marketing director. You will manage and maintain a database system for tracking, solicitation and follow-up for existing and potential donors, including use of Audienceview and Mailchimp.

You will also work with the EAD and Marketing Producer to create pitch letters, decks and sponsorship packages for pursuing new partners and sponsors.

You will work with Fundraising consultant/grant writer on institutional development including strategy, grant research, and supplemental materials; some grant writing and submission responsibility as time and interest allows.

Producing:

You will participate in collaborative ideation around future planning, both artistic and managerial with staff members, other artists, consultants and board members.

You will work on the workshops and readings for En Garde’s Uncommon Voices and Playdate programs aiding in line producing and event management, such as venue logistics, artist communications, and working with our consulting general manager on budget lines and LOAs.

You will develop and uplift community engagement relationships as it plays to your strengths and interests.

All staff members collectively share the general administrative tasks for the organization, with each employee being responsible for different areas. Overseeing interns or other project-based hires, such as Line Producers for our full productions may at times also be a part of this job.

Salary of $65,000. Full-time Exempt. We are a hybrid work environment (3 days/week in office), and provide generous vacation and PTO.

Please send in a resume and cover letter to: hiring@engardearts.org