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MANAGER OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and
presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The
more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s
mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Symphony Space seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Manager of Individual Giving. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position provides vision and leadership for all aspects of donor cultivation and stewardship. Focusing on building and deepening relationships with a broad array of key stakeholders, the Manager of Individual Giving plays a pivotal role in all aspects of organizational advancement. The Manager works with members of the entire staff to implement a variety of fundraising activities in order to achieve long- and short-term fundraising goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Director of Development to create and execute a strategic multi-year growth plan alongside a comprehensive annual giving plan, including annual appeals, membership campaigns, and special events

  • Establish and maintain a highly engaging individual donor cultivation and stewardship program to identify and engage new donors and to increase giving levels of existing donors

  • Oversee a portfolio of prospective and current donors, including Board Members, Advisory Board Members, Board Emeriti, former Board Members, and Major Donors

  • Identify, research, and proactively solicit individual prospects; recommend prospects to other members of the team for solicitation at appropriate gift levels

  • Participate in revenue projection and budgeting based on known and potential opportunities

  • Work with the Director of Development and Marketing Department to plan and manage a comprehensive direct mail program and online giving strategy

  • Strengthen relationships through regular communication and invitations that reflect donor interests

  • Ensure a robust stewardship tracking process for information related to fundraising strategies and activities that is properly managed within the CRM system

  • Steward relationships with individual funders both at in-person cultivation events and performances and through all other forms of communications

  • Develop strategies for incorporating planned giving opportunities into the individual giving program

DESIRED SKILLS & TRAITS

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience of increasing responsibility and demonstrated success. A strong track record in donor identification, cultivating and closing individual gifts, and relationship-building with donors of all levels, preferably in an arts organization. Experience engaging with Board Members, audiences, and program staff.

  • Understanding of effective fundraising pipeline development

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, prospects, and donors

  • Experience with research tools and developing donor research profiles

  • Exemplary organizational skills as well as the ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects

  • An approach that is thoughtful, warm, and creative

  • Knowledge and facility with relational fundraising databases (Symphony Space uses Spektrix) and the capacity to optimize their use in support of individual fundraising goals

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time hybrid position with a competitive annual salary and benefits package that includes health insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan (FSA), annuity plan, and three weeks of vacation time.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note that all Symphony Space staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19.

TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two (2) writing samples to: [email protected] Please put INDIVIDUAL GIVING in the subject line.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from historically marginalized groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.



Camera Operators (Event-Based)

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

The Position

Symphony Space is seeking experienced Camera Operators to shoot select live streaming and performance recording, utilizing our new 4-camera PTZ systems.

Skills and Traits

  • Necessary: Livestream or Broadcast experience
  • Necessary: Collaborative attitude, resourceful with an excellent eye for framing
  • Preferred: Experience with Panasonic cameras and with multi-camera live streaming and PTZ camera systems and NDI in a theatrical setting

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must obtain the booster by January 31, 2022 or by the timeline recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume with “Camera Operator” in the subject line to [email protected] Please include clips of videos you have shot. We look forward to receiving your application.

LIVE STREAM ENGINEERS (Event-Based)

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

The Position

Symphony Space is seeking experienced Live Stream Engineers to oversee select live streaming and performance recording, utilizing our new 4-camera PTZ systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee live-stream operations for select performances and events
  • Develop shooting scripts for signature in-house performance series
  • Collaborate with the in-house production team to enhance production values
  • Advise and assist the post-production team regarding editing
  • Identify best practices for video and evolve daily operations as necessary

Skills and Traits

  • Necessary: Livestream or Broadcast experience
  • Necessary: Experience with Livestream software such as VMix, OBS or Wirecast
  • Necessary: Experience troubleshooting Windows
  • Necessary: Collaborative attitude, resourceful and able to adapt to high-stakes, one-night only productions
  • Preferred: Experience with multi-camera live streaming and PTZ camera systems and NDI in a theatrical setting
  • Preferred: Experience in color correction, audio and motion graphics
  • Preferred: Experience with Adobe After effects and Premiere

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must obtain the booster by January 31, 2022 or by the timeline recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume with “Live Stream Engineer” in the subject line to [email protected] Please include clips of videos you have directed, shot and/or edited with a description of your role in each. We look forward to receiving your application.

IT Assistant (Part-time)

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

This is a part-time position providing desktop support for hardware, OS, and applications issues. Symphony Space’s full time staff of 45 is currently largely working remotely but some are on site for performances and operational needs. The IT Assistant reports to the Director of IT and will work both remotely and on site as needed during this period.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install/configure/support desktop systems: Windows 10 Pro & Enterprise (2OH2) through current; Mac OS 10.13 through current
  • Install/configure/support mobile device: Apple iOS, Droid OS
  • Provide hardware support: HP printers, scanners, MFC devices
  • Evaluate and correct first and second level support matters
  • Report and escalate more complex issues to IT management
  • Create and manage a comprehensive planning timeline for all aspects of IT needs – e.g., updates, renewals, etc.
  • Maintain an ongoing dialogue with staff to ensure IT needs are being met
  • Act as the on-site point person for certain events (including some evenings and weekends)
  • Provide support for A/V presentations, video conferencing and related as necessary

DESIRED SKILLS & TRAITS

  • Two plus years of desk-top support experience, preferably in an environment of 30+ staff
  • Knowledgeable in TCP/IP networking fundamentals
  • Experience with server administration (Windows/Linux), Google Workspace and Amazon storage (S3, Glacier) a plus
  • Exacting attention to detail, including documentation, and thorough follow-through
  • Personable and professional in all communications – in person, in writing, and by phone
  • Motivated by a collaborative work environment and desire to provide first rate service

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time position, starting at 15 hours/week. Hours will likely increase in the near future.

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Unboosted staff must obtain the booster in the period recommended by the CDC, if not currently eligible to receive it.

TO APPLY

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please put IT Assistant in the subject line. We look forward to receiving your application.