Jobs and Internships

TheaterWorksUSA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Development Associate

TheaterWorksUSA is seeking an experienced grant writer and excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills to fill the role of Development Associate and serve as an integral part of a small, yet growing, fundraising team that manages part-time interns and volunteers. The Development Associate is an important member of the Development team who reports to the Director of Development. The successful candidate will provide strategic and administrative assistance with individual and institutional donors with a primary focus on increasing foundation, corporate, and government funding by managing and expanding the grants portfolio and by acting as the initial author and editor of all grant materials. Additionally, the Development Associate will work with the Director of Development in planning and execution of events as well as on individual donor stewardship, including creating and managing a system for donor outreach and stewardship, creating and tracking acknowledgements, and other work as needed. 

Position Accountabilities 

  • Coordinate and execute all grant writing for public, private, corporate, and government funding opportunities, including but not limited to composing, editing, and submitting proposals, application forms, letters of interest, reports, thank you notes, and general correspondence.
  • Research, identify, cultivate, secure, and steward current and potential institutional funding relationships in concert with the Director of Development.
  • Create, organize, and maintain institutional records, including up-to-date attachments for grant proposals such as budgets and documents that display organizational/program statistics and facts and program evaluations.
  • Assist in planning, creation of materials, and execution of all special events for donor cultivation and fundraising, including the annual spring benefit.
  • Manage donor database maintenance (Salesforce, Crowdrise), including comprehensive tracking notes from identification, cultivation, solicitation, through stewardship, as well as generate acknowledgments.
  • Occasionally assist in generating regular and targeted content for social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram) in concert with Marketing Team. 
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the Board of Directors and coordinate board member involvement in development activities. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Deep appreciation and enthusiasm for TWUSA’s mission to create exceptional, transformative theater for young and family audiences is imperative. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in fundraising and/or event/volunteer management in the arts preferred. Grant writing and building relationships with institutional funders at a nonprofit organization a plus.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office; familiarity with G-suite and Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus. 
  • Strong organizational skills, coupled with a strict attention to deadlines and instructions. 
  • Professional experience working with Customer Relations Management (CRM) software, Salesforce preferred.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Eagerness to learn and contribute to a small team.
  • Willingness and ability to attend evening and weekend events/meets offsite and outside the regular workday is necessary. 
  • Positive “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative. 
  • Ability to lift items weighing under 40 lbs. is preferable for special event set up and breakdown. 

Compensation package includes a comprehensive range of benefits and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a non-exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please submit cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and two (2) writing samples to jobs@twusa.org. No phone calls please. 

Production Crew: Dog Man The Musical

TheaterWorksUSA is seeking four qualified candidates for the production run crew of our World Premiere Production of Dog Man: The Musical, to be presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City as part of our Family Summer Theater Program.

  • Rehearsal begins on June 3rd; Tech rehearsals will begin on June 22nd
  • The show will run through August 4th with possible extention through August 11th
  • Successful candidates will be creative, reliable, collaborative, and exceptionally organized.
  • Salary is negotiable and based on experience.

The four available Production Crew positions are listed below.

Master Electrician

The Master Electrician will run lights at all performances, coordinate exchanges and repairs as needed, and maintain the lighting plot and equipment for the production. The production Lighting Designer is David Lander. Start date is June 24; closing date is August 4th, with a possible extension through August 11th.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Bob Daley by clicking below.

Sound Engineer

A-1 sound engineer to run sound at all performances, mix performers with recorded playback and maintain and coordinate replacement of the equipment for the production. The Sound designer is Emma Wilk. Start date is June 22; closing date is August 4 with a possible extension through August 11.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Bob Daley by clicking below.

Production Assistant: Electrics

The Production Assistant to run a Follow Spot at all performances. This position will report directly to the Stage Management and Electrics team and will be solely relied upon to know the Follow Spot cues and flow of the show.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Bob Daley by clicking below.

Production Assistant

The Production Assistant will run the deck, take deck cues, do all prop and scenic pre-sets, and do show laundry in the theater for the production. The Production Assistant reports directly to the Stage Manager. Start date is June 3;  closing date is August 4th, with possible extension through August 11th.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Bob Daley by clicking below.

Casting

We are constantly seeking performers committed to Theater for Young and Family Audiences and prepared to tour North America. Shows tour under American Equity Association’s Theater for Young Audiences contract, and actors are signed as Assistant Stage Managers. 

Official audition notices are posted as they become available, but we are always accepting headshots and resumes.

  • No phone calls please


FAQ

Artists, Writers & Directors

Artists

In addition to creating and producing its own works, we also provide select artist management services for those committed to programming Theater for Young and Family Audiences in communities across North America.  

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your information here.

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Writers & Directors

As a provider of extensive Theater for Young and Family Audiences, we are always commissioning creative professionals at all stages of their careers to help bring high caliber programming to theatergoers of all ages in New York City and throughout North America.  

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your information here.

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  • No phone calls please