NYC Kids Project is a non-profit arts/education organization advocating empathy, acceptance, and inclusion. Performances/classroom visits include the use of large theatrical puppets, storytelling, and sign-language–as well as an extensive question and answer period. The focus is on character development and social/emotional learning. Audiences talk with our puppet characters to ask questions about belonging and understanding others. They are encouraged to examine attitudes surrounding disabilities and differences while fostering empathy and an awareness of what truly connects us all. For more info visit website www.nyckidsproject.org.
The Development Coordinator will be a key member of the team focused on ensuring NYC Kids Project’s long-term sustainability. This part-time position reports to the co-founders and key Board members. The candidate will have the opportunity to be deeply engaged with the fundamental strategic processes and implementation of our organization.
(there will be some assistance from Board members and Co-founders)
- Develop and oversee our annual fundraising campaigns
- Research donor relation programs at local, state and federal art institutions
- Identify individuals, foundations and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
- Maintain ongoing communications with donors
- Administrative duties as relates to donor relations and, at times, general operations
- Digital social media marketing and fundraising
- Collaborate with the board on the management and planning of fundraising events
- Research on appropriate grants and grant-writing
Pay is $35/hour on a 1099 basis. We envision about 100-115 hours of work total – starting April 2021. Hours to be mutually agreed upon and most likely will be average five hours weekly, from April-June, September-December, with some weeks heavier than others. Position is temporary; we hope to have funds to continue in 2022. As of now this is a remote job – candidate may be located anywhere. NYC residents preferred as eventually there may be in-person work.
- Knowledge of the performing and educational arts community
- Ability to be self-starting, think creatively, work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Some experience working with non-profits, grant writing, digital fundraising
- Familiarity with database management (Tessitura, Salesforce, Salsa, etc.) for development purposes
- Willingness to assist with administrative tasks if needed
Applications from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
SEND RESUME/COVER LETTER/ANY QUESTIONS TO:
Mindy Pfeffer, Executive Director