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Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks a personable and organized arts administrator to join the company as the Advancement Assistant. The position will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and provide administrative and operational support to the Advancement and Development teams.

This is some of what the Advancement Assistant will do:

  • Support management and recognition of all Board and volunteer leadership giving – tracking all gifts, pledges, acknowledgments, and maintaining documents and plans in Tessitura database.
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Advisor and Chief Advancement Officer, including scheduling, phone & email coverage, and authoring correspondence on their behalf.
  • Provide support to Board and Governance Associate for Leadership Council, Ambassador Council, and all Board meetings, including scheduling, agenda drafting, minute-taking and post-event minute distribution
  • Support Board and Leadership Council members in their fundraising efforts
  • Facilitate nomination interviews and orientation for incoming Board members, and create annual assessments for Board members up for re-election
  • Field all Board and Leadership Council ticket requests and collaborate with Patron’s Desk and box offices to ensure fulfillment
  • Coordinate invitations to Roundabout rental events
  • Provide support for the Board of Directors on matters of governance, communications, and special events/recognition efforts
  • Conduct donor research as needed
  • Work with the Development Operations team and Finance department on annual audit of contributions
  • Perform other administrative duties to support Advancement and Development teams


This is some of what the Advancement Assistant should bring:

Experience in development, administration, or non-profit board support, particularly in the performing arts field, preferred. Must have advanced skills in written and verbal communication (language skills required: English). Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Knowledge of Tessitura or related CRM database a plus.

In addition to the necessary technical skills, the right candidate will demonstrate strong organization skills, attention to detail, discretion, and the ability to take initiative. Must be able to manage competing demands or shifts in priorities. Some evening and weekend work required.

This is a full-time position with all standard Roundabout benefits. The starting salary is $42,000 annually plus any overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@roundabouttheatre.org – and use code AA-0622 in the subject line. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, please indicate in your email. No phone calls please.

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Roundabout celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present and educating minds for the future

Read more about Roundabout’s work, culture, and commitment to the future at https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/about/

As a theatre company and a long-standing member of many communities, Roundabout believes in the importance of words, the impact of action, and the healing capacity of shared stories. Roundabout has created a five-year strategic plan to evaluate and evolve how we address Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in our work, workplaces, and our community. Conceived by a team of 29 staff members in collaboration with the Board EDI Committee following a company-wide assessment in October 2019, the plan was launched in September 2021. Learn more HERE.

To this end, Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.