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About TDF

TDF is the oldest not-for-profit performing arts service organizations in the country. While we are perhaps best known for our TKTS Booths in Times Square, we have been dedicated to bringing the arts to everyone for over fifty years through a variety of programs and initiatives:

Expanding Access
For people who would love to experience the arts, but think it’s not for them, we’re removing barriers - distance, cultural, physical, financial, age, opportunity.

Cultivating Communities
We reinforce the spread of live theatre and dance beyond Broadway in neighborhoods and schools all over the five boroughs. We engage, educate and encourage people to make the performing arts a vital part of their lives; creating not just more audiences, but more diverse ones.

Supporting the Makers
We actively enable the creators, players and storytellers, offering and integrating our extensive research insights.

When a position becomes available, the job posting will be noted below. 

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



Position Type: Full Time Permanent

About the Position The Individual Giving and Events Associate is a new position created to help grow donations from individuals at the grassroots level, build a pipeline for major contributors and be an integral member of TDF’s fundraising team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Individual Giving and Events, the Individual Giving and Events Associate will implement two annual appeals generating $250k+ annually, while also creating welcoming engagement events that cultivate new supporters and help to grow TDF’s Champions program. This position requires a creative marketing eye and positive attitude as TDF works aggressively to grow contributed revenue generated from individuals.

The successful candidate will be able to prioritize assignments, work under pressure, and enjoy working on a team positioning itself for growth. The work for this position has the possibility of a remote/office hybrid schedule which is typically 35 hrs/week. Some evenings and weekends will be required. In this role, the right candidate will have full ownership of but not limited to the following:
  • Implement all aspects of fall and spring annual appeals for gifts below $1,000: Create and implement appeal plans, manage outside vendors, track progress and report on results; plan and implement marketing campaigns for Giving Tuesday and TDF Giving Day
  • Work to identify potential Champion level donors to be cultivated
  • Provide support for revenue generating events, facilitating administrative duties and record keeping
  • Coordinate 5-8 engagement events per year that include scheduling events, booking venue, preparing menu, assigning seating, working on invites, tracking RSVP, researching event attendees, scheduling, and implementing event postmortems
  • Support Senior Manager, Individual Giving and Events as needed
  • Support department with data entry and acknowledgements when the Department Coordinator is out
About you
  • You are passionate about or have an interest in the performing arts and making it accessible to all
  • You understand the importance of being able to effectively communicate, including being a good listener and writer; you are a strong proofreader and self-editor
  • You have experience or interest in marketing and events
  • You are detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • You take initiative, are flexible and work well both independently and with a team
  • You are a creative thinker and problem solver who works well with others and has a desire to learn and implement new ideas
  • You have a basic understanding of InDesign, Photoshop, Wordfly and SurveyMonkey or similar programs. Experience with Tessitura is a plus but not mandatory
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range is $45k-$50k and an excellent benefits package is offered which includes medical, dental, vision and PTO.

To Apply Please email a cover letter and resume to Resumes@tdf.org. You may also use this email address should you have any accessibility concerns regarding this position.

Start Date: October 1, 2021

Please note that first round of interviews will take place between July 26- August 13. Final round of interviews will take place from August 30-September 10.