Development Associate – 24th Street Theatre

24th Street Theatre is an award-winning, internationally renowned arts organization founded in 1997. 24th Street is a leader in Arts Education offering free after school programs to 100 inner-city kids weekly and field trips for thousands of students annually. 24th Street’s critically acclaimed shows tour internationally and community engagement is one of our guiding principles. Our Advisory Board members include Jack Black, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser.

24th Street Theatre has a golden opportunity for an arts administrator who is eager to learn development. 24th STreet will offer on-the-job training in development and arts administration to a recent graduate in Arts Administration. Training includes participating in the professional Developing Development Program from Executive Service Corps.

The Development Associate is a FT, at-will exempt position. 24th Street Theatre’s Development Associate reports directly to the Executive Director and will be part of a two-person Development team along with 24th Street’s existing Grants Manager. The Development Associate will also be responsible for some general organizational admin work as well.


  • Building and maintaining a robust annual fundraising plan
  • Expanding individual giving
  • Find new ways to monetize existing artistic programming to increase earned income
  • Developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans with measurable goals for individuals and corporate donors.
  • Organizing and executing specific fundraising events.
  • Maintaining 24th ST’s Patron Manager database system for cultivating, thanking, tracking and building strong relationships with donors and prospective donors.
  • Writing stories to effectively build public awareness of 24th ST to donors, funders, to the non-profit community, to the education community
  • Assisting with institutional communications
  • General organizational admin
  • Representing the organization at meetings and events
  • Assisting Grants Manager with research, grant writing, and reporting, as needed

SKILLS- The perfect candidate is an writer, has great computer skills, is a can-do person, is a great team player, is conscientious with great attention to detail, has a sense of humor, has excellent time-management skills, is seeking a career in arts administration. Must have a degree in Non-profit Management or Arts Administration or other comparable degree.

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