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Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks an articulate, personable individual to join the company’s Development department. The Grant Writer will report to the Development Director, aid the Government Relations Director, and receive administrative support from a Foundation and Government Giving Assistant. The position supports a $4M fundraising portfolio, serving as the lead writer for all proposals, reports, and other collateral related to renewing existing support and securing new grants to achieve our mission. A successful candidate will be able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and to manage projects that require feedback from several offices within the company.

This is some of what the Grant Writer will do:

  • Craft cases for support, proposals, letters of interest, interim and final reports, and any other necessary communications to generate general operating, artistic development, commissioning, education, capital, and other special project grants
  • Support development of proposals and reports for city, state, and federal government partners
  • Routinely update existing language to reflect most recent programmatic changes, impact data, and success stories available
  • Consult with staff across the organization to identify opportunities to strengthen capture and use of programmatic data in all institutional materials
  • Conduct research to identify new sources of funding and consult on cultivation strategy for any prospects.

This is some of what the Grant Writer should know:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Two to three years’ experience in nonprofit development required, preferably in the performing arts field. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills (language skills required: English). Must demonstrate ability to take direction, set and maintain priorities, balance demands of multiple tasks, and meet strict deadlines. Attention to detail and ability to take initiative a must. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Knowledge of Tessitura or related CRM database preferred.

Besides the requisite technical skills, the right candidate will show excellent persuasive writing, creative storytelling, and editing skills, as well as a keen attention to detail. This person will work on a hybrid schedule (three days in our administrative office, two from home). Some evening and weekend work is required. The annual salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000.



Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format and resume to: – and use code GW0123 in the subject line. 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 

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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.