DEPARTMENT Planning and Development OVERVIEW Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival. In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming. Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects. The Planning and Development team works to galvanize financial support for Lincoln Center’s programming and initiatives, garnering contributions from generous individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities in order to support Lincoln Center’s mission. Reporting to the Senior Director, Institutional Relations and Strategic Funding, the Grant Writer will participate in a comprehensive foundation and government fundraising program for Lincoln Center’s performance series, education programs, community engagement initiatives, and special projects. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Prepare proposals, applications, reports, and other written materials related to foundation and government funding in a timely and accurate manner, effectively communicating Lincoln Center’s multifaceted mission and the case for support. • Work with members of the programming, education, finance, marketing and other Lincoln Center departments to prepare program descriptions, budgets and other materials as required for proposals and reports. • Work collaboratively with Institutional Relations colleagues on specific grants related to their portfolios. • Coordinate application and reporting process for grants from major city, state and federal government agencies. • Prepare acknowledgment letters and other donor communications as needed; • Participate in the cultivation and stewardship of foundation and government donors. • Assist with expansion of donor base through prospect identification, research and strategic cultivation/solicitation. • Represent Lincoln Center and/or the Planning and Development department as needed, including assistance with special events. QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum 3 – 4 years of grant writing experience required, preferably in the arts; familiarity with funding opportunities and application processes • Strong budgeting skills for preparation of grant proposals and reports • Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail coupled with strong prioritization instincts • Working knowledge of research resources for foundation and government fundraising • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs required (Pledgemaker, Tessitura, Clearview preferred) • Must exhibit excellent judgement and flexibility • Desire to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, results-oriented team • Knowledge of and passion the performing arts, particularly in New York City, strongly preferred but not required • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience • Availability to work weeknights and weekends, as needed
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. Please list: Grant Writer in the subject line. Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.