Director of Special Events
About New York Theatre Workshop:
At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre‐makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops, and education and community engagement programs. We're proud to be a home base for many of the most significant theatre-makers of our time, nurturing groundbreaking writers like Celine Song and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. From Rachel Chavkin and Lileana Blain-Cruz to Whitney White and Sam Gold, we empower inimitable auteur‐directors and give invaluable support to tremendous talents in the earliest days of their careers. We've maintained decades‐long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, who have shaped our very understanding of what theatre can be.
Since our founding in 1979, we've produced over 150 fully‐realized productions including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh's Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown, Mfoniso Udofia's Ufot Family Cycle, Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me, and Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, and numerous Obie, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel Awards.
But that's not what we're proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we've built and the perspective‐shifting experiences we've delivered along the way. Even during a global pandemic, our community has continued to deepen existing connections and expand into new ones. From calls to check in on each other to grants for our artists to brand new education programs, our staff, trustees, artists, and audiences have shared in the power of theatrical experiences that bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support that. If that sounds like something you're interested in too, we'd love to meet you.
About the Team:
Our development team includes six full‐time, one part‐time employee, and a Development Fellow led by the Director of Development, and they oversee all aspects of fundraising for this Off-Broadway theatre. The Director of Special Events reports directly to the Director of Development and works closely with every member of the development team.
About the Position:
New York Theatre Workshop seeks a Director of Special Events with a track record of imagining, planning, and executing successful fundraising and cultivation events. Responsibilities include:
Salary range is $60,000-$65,000. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, life insurance, and paid time off. NYTW has several affinity spaces as well as a Core Team of staff members across the organization committed to moving specific initiatives forward in our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
We know there are great candidates that may not have the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
Please note that NYTW is in a hybrid work environment with Development professionals in the office at least three days a week. Our approach will continue to be evaluated based on advice from local, state, and federal authorities, and will the personal situation of every employee. However, this position will require onsite, in-person activity, so the applicant should intend to reside in the greater NYC area.
Employees must be fully-vaccinated (as defined by the CDC). If you require medical or religious accommodation please email our HR Manager, Ygor Monteiro at YgorM@ntyw.org.
NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability, and sexual orientation.