HERE Arts Center
New York, NY 10013
HERE Manager of Individual Giving
From our home in Lower Manhattan, HERE builds an inclusive community that nurtures artists of all backgrounds as they disrupt conventional expectations to create innovative performances in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media, and visual art. By providing these genre-blending artists with an adaptive, flexible home for developing and producing their work, we share a range of perspectives reflective of the complexity of our city. HERE welcomes curious audiences to witness groundbreaking performances, responsive to the world in which we live, at free and affordable prices.
HERE strives to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive home in which all people have fair access to the resources they need to realize their visions. We acknowledge structural inequities that exclude individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and seek to counter those inequities in our work. Through mindful actions on sustainability and regenerative practices, we work toward climate justice, and a safe, livable planet for present and future artmakers and audiences.
The Manager of Individual Giving is a member of HERE’s development staff and is dedicated to building stronger relationships with HERE’s growing community of individual patrons. We seek candidates with a passion for experimental performance work created by a wide range of innovative artists; an eagerness to build, understand, and improve upon relationships with HERE’s patrons; cultural competency from lived experiences and/or a clear commitment to anti-racism work; and a commitment to our values as an organization. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and differently abled individuals are strongly urged to apply. We also encourage applications from those who may not have conventional resumes.
Notable responsibilities include:
Overseeing communications, including appeals, invitations, and thank you letters, to HERE’s donors and prospective donors through a variety of media.
Analyzing and understanding HERE’s donor and audience base to identify research needs, cultivation opportunities, and trends in giving, to develop strategies toward building stronger relationships with new and current donors.
Meeting and getting to know HERE’s donors at cultivation events and through private meetings.
Organizing a stewardship calendar and overseeing outreach done by HERE’s leadership, board, and development office.
Partnering with HERE’s resident artists on their project-specific crowd-funded campaigns.
Maintaining accurate records of gifts.
Overseeing HERE’s Development Fellow.
Planning cultivation events when they occur at HERE, in the digital space, or other locations.
Collaborating with HERE’s leadership team and a Gala Producer to mount an annual Gala.
Acting as a liaison to the Board of Directors when necessary, composing minutes, and organizing materials.
Passion for communicating with and engaging individuals in a cause;
Ability to ask questions, communicate with various stakeholders, strategize about priorities and needs, and respond to challenges along the way;
Self-starter, organized, and highly detail-oriented;
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on team projects;
Familiarity with OvationTix or other donor software;
Strong skills with Microsoft Office or Google Apps;
Desire to be part of a friendly forward-thinking community of staff, artists and supporters.
Salary and Benefits:
Unlimited Paid Time Off with a two-week minimum
Health and Dental Insurance (with small employee contribution)
Flexible work-from-home opportunities
Access to discounts and promotions from various vendors
Anticipated Start Date:
June 15, 2021
Please click here to complete a short application form and submit your resume.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Since 1993, HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations, and today, it stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. HERE supports multidisciplinary work that does not fit into a conventional programming agenda. Our aesthetic represents the independent, the innovative, and the experimental: HERE has developed such acclaimed works as Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues; Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique; Basil Twist and Joey Arias’ Arias with a Twist; Hazelle Goodman’s On Edge; Young Jean Lee’s Songs of The Dragons Flying To Heaven; Trey Lyford & Geoff Sobelle’s all wear bowlers; Faye Driscoll’s 837 Venice Boulevard; Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge and original musical and dance works created and directed by HERE Co-Founder and Artistic Director Kristin Marting.
The New York Times has called HERE “one of the most unusual arts spaces in New York and possibly the model for the cutting-edge arts spaces of tomorrow.” Indeed, HERE has become successful at creating a new kind of arts enterprise — the collaborative multi-arts center. In more than 25 years, we’ve supported over 15,000 artists and attracted over 1,000,000 arts patrons. We aim to integrate art into daily life and engage our community’s needs and interests on as many different levels as possible in order to ensure our regular presence in their lives.
HERE is a multi-level performance space, located at 145 Sixth Avenue, one block south of Spring Street. The mainstage theatre, lounge, and box office are located on the street level. The Dorothy B. Williams Theatre, the dressing rooms, an office, and accessible restrooms are located on the basement level, accessible by stairs and a lift. HERE's administrative offices are moving to a new location in the coming months, with accessibility details forthcoming. Staff works both onsite, in the offices, and remotely.
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