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Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks a personable and organized individual to join the company’s Development Department as the Special Events and Corporate Relations Assistant. The position reports to the Director of Special Events and aides both the Special Events team and Corporate Relations team in all aspects of donor-focused events and corporate giving. This position plays an important role in a department that raises $18 million annually. This is a permanent full-time position in our midtown office.

This is some of what the Special Events and Corporate Relations Assistant will do:

  • Research and secure new Live Auction items utilizing Roundabout relationships
  • Assist with Gala Live Auction, including drafting asks and managing fulfillment
  • Manage board solicitation list preparation for elevated events
  • Manage in-kind product deliveries and inventory and manage gift entry for in-kind gifts
  • Serve as Liaison for Patron Lounges
  • Create timelines for events and distribute event packets and memos for Patron events as needed
  • Provide support for Individual and Corporate donor cultivation events
  • Conduct corporate prospect research
  • Create compelling and visually appealing sponsorship pitch decks
  • Conduct Gala funding research related to Gala honorees and performers
  • Draft and send acknowledgements and invoices for Special Events and Corporate, as well as Corporate renewal letters
  • Work with Director, Development Operations to ensure appropriate stewardship and communications with all corporate contacts
  • Work with Corporate Relations Manager to prepare Corporate Sponsorship year end reports
  • Assist in ticket booking/tracking for all Corporate Club members
  • Assist in other administrative responsibilities for Corporate Relations and Events team as needed

This is what the Special Events and Corporate Relations Assistant should bring:

Experience in development, 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 organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to take initiative, and the ability to maintain poise under pressure. Must be able to

think creatively and manage competing demands or shifts in priorities. Must be comfortable interacting directly with donors and corporate contacts, both over the phone and in person at special events. Some moderate lifting required. Some evening and weekend work required for special events.

The salary for this role is $42,000 annually. Competitive benefits package offered.

To apply:

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: – and use code SECA1021 in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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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.