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Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks a personable and organized arts administrator with excellent communication and project management skills to join the company as the Development Manager. The position will report to the Director of Development and provide administrative and operational support to the entire Development team that raises $20 million annually.

This is some of what the Development Manager will do:

  • Generate and maintain shared resources for department fundraising use including season calendars, program and production overviews and updates, data and impact resources, and other promotional assets
  • Manage updates to Development content on the Roundabout website and external sites such as Charity Navigator
  • Ensure accurate donor recognition on all external materials
  • Maintain in-venue theatre signage, seat naming, and plaques
  • Create stewardship briefings to provide regular programming updates to major supporters and production underwriters
  • Work with Senior Communications Strategist to create annual Year in Review
  • Collaborate with Education at Roundabout team to craft annual Education Report
  • Serve as Development liaison to marketing department and web team
  • Coordinate invitations to donor cultivation and stewardship opportunities like education site visits and private artistic playreadings
  • Serve as artist liaison for all Development events
  • Draft remarks and scripts for all Development events including cultivation events, benefit readings and the annual gala
  • Support budget management for department expenses
  • Conduct donor research
  • Field general development inquiries


This is some of what the Development Manager should bring:

3-5 years of experience in development required, preferably within the performing arts field. Must be an excellent writer and editor with experience crafting donor communications (language skills required: English). Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Comfort with basic website programming languages and desktop publishing tools such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign preferred. Knowledge of Tessitura or related CRM database a plus. Passion for theatre is a must.

In addition to the necessary technical skills, the right candidate will demonstrate strong project management and organizational skills, think creatively and strategically, pay close attention to detail, and be comfortable interacting directly with high-profile donors, artists, and senior staff. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage competing demands and shifts in priorities. Some evening and weekend work required.

This is a full-time position with all standard Roundabout benefits. The salary range is $59,000-63,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@roundabouttheatre.org – and use code DM-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.