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Development Assistant

Symphony Space seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Development Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position works closely with all members of the staff to coordinate and implement a variety of fundraising activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in building relationships with Symphony Space members by serving as a point of contact
  • Receiving, processing, tracking, and assisting in the acknowledgment of all donations
  • Preparing reports to track development goals
  • Assisting in the production and implementation of all printed and electronic fundraising communications, including season brochure, appeal, and gala direct mailings as well as website, email marketing, and social media messaging
  • Coordinating membership renewal e-mails and letters
  • Maintaining donor database, donor mailing lists and donor files
  • Assisting in the coordination and execution of all cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events, including an annual gala
  • Maintaining department budget, manage vendor relations and payments
  • Supporting the operations of the department as a whole.


The ideal candidate will have one to two years of administrative experience, excellent customer service skills, and strong donor relations orientation. Knowledge and facility with relational fundraising databases (Symphony Space uses Spektrix) preferred but not required.

Additional essential characteristics include:

  • Commitment to Symphony Space’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Superb attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility on evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and master new technologies
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a high volume of work, establish and monitor priorities, remain flexible, meet deadlines, and have fun
  • Self-directed with the ability to work as an enthusiastic, dependable team member
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

We offer a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes health, life and long term disability insurances; flexible spending plan (FSA); annuity plan; and three (3) weeks’ vacation.

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two writing samples to [email protected].



  • Provide courteous customer assistance by greeting, directing, and escorting patrons to their seats, and answering questions.
  • Stuffing and distributing program
  • Light clean-up after shows.


  • Dependable
  • Neat
  • Interested in interacting with the general public.

Training is provided. Uniform to be worn on the job is long sleeve black shirt, black pants and dark shoes. Weekly schedule of 5 to 20 hours generally available, daytime and/or evening.

Starting wage: $15.00/hour.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management, at [email protected].