Development manager

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) is the only not-for-profit organization with national reach dedicated to serving the musical theatre community. Our mission is to be a catalyst for nurturing musical theatre development, production, innovation and collaboration. Based in Manhattan, with 240 members throughout the country and around the world, NAMT is seeking a full-time Development Manager. In the midst of implementing an ambitious five-year strategic plan, NAMT offers significant opportunity for growth in our dynamic, fast-paced organization. The position reports to the Executive Director (ED).

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Annual Fundraising Goals
    • Partner with ED to establish annual fundraising goals
    • With ED, develop and implement detailed plan for achieving financial targets
  • Foundation & Government Relations
    • Write grant proposals and reports, draft grant budgets and create/mail grant and report packages
    • Conduct prospect research and maintain prospect and donor information in database (PatronManager/Salesforce)
    • Manage institutional giving calendar, including all grant and reporting deadlines
    • Cultivate relationships with foundation prospects (program-specific and general operating)
  • Individual Donor Cultivation and Stewardship
    • Cultivate prospective major individual gifts and manage benefit fulfillment
    • Process and acknowledge all gifts
    • Lead donor correspondence efforts including production of (write, manage lists, print, distribute) donor newsletters and year-in-review report
    • Maintain database information
    • Manage fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events, including targeted activities for Players Program (major individual donors), Board Emeritus and Marquee Members (NAMT’s top participating members)
  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Relations
    • Manage exhibitor outreach and partner with ED on sponsor solicitation for Fall & Spring events
    • Coordinate benefit fulfillment with sponsors and exhibitors to ensure maximum impact
    • Track invoice, acknowledgement and payment processes
  • Additional Duties
    • Collaborate with NAMT staff on all events, including Festival of New Musicals, two annual conferences, Roundtables and concerts
    • Coordinate meetings of Board’s Development Committee and prepare Development Committee reports
    • Work with Office Coordinator to ensure consistent and synchronized record-keeping in database and financial records; work with NAMT staff on annual audit preparation


Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of experience in fundraising, with a track record in grant-writing, grants management, individual donor cultivation and stewardship, special events and corporate sponsorship
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter
  • Poised professional with engaging personality; able to develop meaningful relationships with donors
  • Able to multi-task, set priorities, learn rapidly and meet deadlines consistently and calmly
  • Team-oriented, with ability to keep sense of humor under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiar with database management ( experience a plus)
  • Passion for musical theatre


To apply:

Please submit by email to with “Development Manager – [Your Name]” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter including salary requirements
  • Résumé
  • Writing sample

All attachments should be either Word docs or pdfs.

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age or veteran status.

Volunteer Coordinator/Registration Assistant

The Volunteer Coordinator/Registration Assistant for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre is a seasonal position, paid hourly, that will report to the New Works Director and Membership Director.


Festival Volunteer Coordination Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Contact and follow up with companies and educational institutions to obtain volunteers
  • Act as a liaison for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and Festival Management for all volunteers
  • Create and keep up to date a detailed schedule and contact sheet for volunteers
  • Schedule and lead (with the New Works Director and the General Manager) the volunteer meeting prior to the festival
  • During the festival, track locations and re-assign volunteers as needed with the General Management team

Festival Registration Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Office Coordinator as needed:
    • Communicate with and assist registrants for the Festival and Fall Conference via email and phone
    • Process and print badges
    • Organize and prepare registration needs for Festival, including reports, badges, paperwork and supplies
    • Process late registrations and assist in the office while NAMT staff is off-site Oct 21-23
    • Close out registrations after the Festival and wrap-up any correspondence with registrants
  • Supervise volunteers assigned to registration desk at the Festival
  • Assist at registration desk as needed


Required Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills and general proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets/Forms. Familiarity with PatronManager/Salesforce and FormAssembly helpful but NOT required.
  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of regional theatres, musical theatre and New York theatre industry, and a willingness to learn even more
  • Discretion when handling confidential or sensitive information
  • A passion for musical theatre
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be in the office and onsite at the Festival for full days on October 21-25, 2019
  • Strong customer service skills, grace under pressure and ability to handle multiple tasks at once.


This position will report to New Works Director Ciera Iveson and Membership Director Adam Grosswirth and is a seasonal hourly position. No health benefits or paid time off are included. The position will be from late August/early Sept through end of October. Schedule is flexible but full-time, on-site availability on October 21-25 is required.

To Apply
Please send your resume as a PDF with a cover email to with the subect “Volunteer Coordinator”

Festival Volunteers

2019 Info Coming Soon!