The Acting Company, the nation’s only repertory company dedicated to the development of American
classical actors, is seeking a full-time DEVELOPMENT MANAGER. Reporting to the Executive Director,
the Development Manager plays an integral role in the Acting Company’s (TAC) fundraising and cultivation
activities. The Development Manager will assist TAC’s leadership in stewarding existing relationships and
cultivating new prospects to support the company’s mission. The Development Manager is responsible for
the implementation, analysis, and reporting of key fundraising efforts, and plays a significant role in special
events, annual appeals, and institutional giving.
Candidates for this front-line position must be highly comfortable interacting with donors and patrons at all
levels. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, positive and enthusiastic Acting Company advocate who
thrives as part of a small, collaborative team.
Key responsibilities include:
– Working in concert with the Executive and Artistic Directors, staff and Board of Directors to identify
new prospects to support TAC’s programs and operations.
– Coordinating solicitations with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors,
and assisting in tracking and follow-up of solicitation requests.
– Maintaining the Company’s annual grants calendar.
– Promptly processing donor acknowledgments
– Maintaining a consistent, effective donor pipeline and database management procedures for
funders and prospects.
– Working with staff leadership and event committees to plan and implement special events (annual
gala, opening nights, etc.)
– Overseeing the implementation of annual individual giving campaigns and the delivery of donor
– Crafting select institutional grant proposals and reports in concert with relevant staff.
– Day-to-day office duties such as maintenance of contact sheets and phone systems, office supply
management, and processing of incoming and outgoing mail.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree or above and possess a minimum of three years’ development
experience, preferably in New York City. Candidates should be adept at using the MS Office suite and be
experienced with donor database systems, preferably Donor Perfect. Candidates must be organized and
detail-oriented, and should possess excellent writing ability and strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
Experience working with a board of directors is a plus. A knowledge of and passion for theater is preferred,
especially classical theater. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for special events,
productions and other activities.
The Acting Company is committed to building a staff that reflects the diversity of our New York City
home and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
This is a full-time position. Salary range is $45,000-$50,000 depending on experience, plus benefits
including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, Section 125 plan, and retirement plan.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (grant proposal preferred) to
email@example.com. Please type DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in the subject line. EOE. No phone
calls, staffing agencies, or recruiters, please.
About The Acting Company
Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of the
Drama Division of the Juilliard School, The Acting Company has performed 145 productions for over 4
million people. The Company has given two generations of classical actors the opportunity to master their
craft in a repertory of classical and new plays. Among its more than 400 working alumni are Kevin
Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey
Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. The Company also has commissioned and
premiered over a dozen new plays and adaptations by America’s foremost writers, among them Lynn
Nottage, Beth Henley, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Rebecca Gilman, Maria Irene Fornes, Ntozake
Shange, William Finn, David Grimm, and Marcus Gardley. The Acting Company performs each year to
audiences of over 25,000 and reaches more than 15,000 students with its arts education programs. The
Company has been honored with numerous awards, including the Obie, Audelco, LA Critics Circle Award,
and a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theater. www.theactingcompany.org