Director of Development
Women’s Project Theater (WP) seeks a highly skilled and motivated professional to join its team. The Director of Development will play a leadership role in building practices that increase fundraising results. Responsibilities include managing current annual fundraising – including identifying and soliciting individual contributions; foundation, corporation and government grants; and individual and corporate sponsorship — as well as helping to plan and implement a larger-scale fundraising campaign.
The Director will develop annual funding and cultivation plans for foundation, corporate and government donors, including writing and tracking grants; identifying new potential candidates for support, and evaluating how best to position prospective funders. S/he will develop and execute strategies for the cultivation and stewardship of individual donors at all levels; when appropriate, participate directly in solicitations with members of campaign committee or executive staff. S/he will also play an integral role in producing benefit events such as the annual Women of Achievement Awards Gala and donor cultivation events, and work closely with Gala event chairs and committee to increase revenue from these events. Director will manage one development assistant and interns.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of direct fundraising experience, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, ability to effectively multi-task, experience with using databases, and a passion for WP’s mission. S/he will be the utmost professional, collaborative and creative in their approach to fundraising, problem solving and relationship building, and will help foster a positive spirit. Health benefits included.
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements in PDF format to email@example.com (note that documents in formats other than PDF will not be considered). No calls please. Women’s Project Theater is an equal opportunity employer.
WP Theater seeks a full time General Manager. Duties include:
- Review production bids and contracts as vetted by Production Manager;
- Administer all routine and customary budgetary matters including updating production and operating budgets throughout season;
- coordinate and maintain a season and production schedule and calendar as well as scheduling, organizing and leading production meetings along with the Production Manager;
- negotiate and execute Production related agreements including but not limited to creative personnel, designers, actors, unions, production and running crew, venue and the physical production;
- review, advise and coordinate Production related accounts payable with Business Manager;
- draft and advise on Production related cash flows;
- review, advise and coordinate the distribution of royalty statements and payments to all royalty participants.
- liaising and dealing with all unions, guilds, and collective bargaining organizations;
- reasonably assisting with annual audit;
- supervising the closing of the productions including but not limited to the take-out (in coordination with the Production Manager), and recovery of all bonds;
- supervising the hiring process of production related staff including job listings, candidate assessment, interviewing and recommendation to Producer.
- supervise business/company manager with respect to box office operations, reconciling weekly theater settlements, ticket inventory management, checking payroll, a/p, etc, and coordinating and supervising financials with business/company manager and part time bookkeeper.
- Attend quarterly Board meetings to deliver Financial reports; attend Finance & Audit Committee meetings; help drive Board Committee engagement and development.
- Oversee office management and the general administration of WP, including the procurement of services, equipment, insurance policies, legal certificates, and related good business activities.
- Supervise Director of Marketing to create and support marketing endeavors, including memberships, single tickets, audience services, group sales, and advertising and media strategy.
The ideal candidate will have previous general management experience in a non-profit theatrical organization, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to effectively multi-task, and a passion for WP’s mission. S/he will be the utmost professional, collaborative and creative in their approach to problem solving and relationship building, and will help foster a positive spirit. Health benefits included.
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org (note that documents in formats other than PDF will not be considered). No calls please. Women’s Project Theater is an equal opportunity employer.
ARTIST SUBMISSION POLICY
Women’s Project Theater supports a rotating Lab of five playwrights. Our commitment to the current and alumnae writers from the Playwrights Lab, limits the number of productions available to writers outside the Lab.
Submission Procedure: Women’s Project Theater does not accept unsolicited scripts. Plays must be submitted through a bona fide industry agent. Unrepresented playwrights may send: 1) Cover letter; 2) a brief synopsis (under 100 words); 3) a ten-page dialogue sample; and 4) Two letters of recommendation.
Send to: Women’s Project Theater, Attn. Literary Department, 55 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10023
Please submit clean copies and not originals. Submissions will NOT be returned.FULL SCRIPTS SHOULD NOT BE SUBMITTED UNLESS REQUESTED.
Type of Material:WP produces full-length plays written by women. We are open to a variety of styles, perspectives and topics; however, we do not generally produce “kitchen sink” plays. We respond to plays that contain the universe – intellectually rigorous, boldly theatrical, and emotionally audacious.
We recommend that you see a show at Women’s Project Theater and study our production archives to get a better understanding of the kind of material we produce. We do accept musicals, although we have a very limited history of producing them.
Response time and method of response: Please be patient. Response time for material sent to our office is 9 – 12 months. We read every submission, and after reading a synopsis/sample, may ask to see the entire script. Due to the high volume of submissions, we can only respond to the projects that we wish to pursue.
Best Submission time:Scripts are accepted May – December.
If you would like to invite a WP staff member to come see a reading, workshop or production, please send invitations to “literary at womensproject dot org”. We receive many requests and are only able to attend a limited number of events.
WP’s commitment to the current and alumnae directors from the Directors Lab severely limits the number of productions available to directors outside the Lab. Early and mid-career directors are encouraged to apply for the Lab.
Mail your resume to: Women’s Project Theater, Attn. Production, 55 West End Avenue
New York, New York 10023
If an appropriate opportunity arises, then we may contact you to set up a portfolio review/meeting. Submissions will not be returned or responded to unless we have an opening.
WP is signatory to a collectively bargained agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. WP auditions AEA actors through agent submissions. WP also conducts one Equity Principal Audition for each mainstage production. If you’d like to be considered for a role in an upcoming production and are a member of Actors’ Equity, please find the casting call notices posted at AEA. Do not phone, fax or visit. Please note that we do not accept headshots or resumes via mail or email.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the position title in subject line. Attachments must be in PDF format or they will not be opened. No phone calls please.
Work with the Designers to create props for one main stage production, from the compilation of the prop list through construction, acquisition, set dressing and maintenance of props during the run. As an apprentice, you work with some of the industry’s top designers and craftspeople, learning the techniques and skills required to work in the professional theater. Ideal candidates will have some theater production experience, good interpersonal skills, a collaborative spirit and a willingness to learn.
Off-Broadway Theater Internship
Make professional contacts and learn all aspects of producing theater in NYC by interning at Women’s Project Theater. Interns in our busy office assist in a variety of areas, including reading and cataloguing scripts, researching donor prospects, liaising with artists, and helping with audience development, box office reporting and marketing. Ideal candidates will have a command of MS Word and Excel, a desire to learn, and a sense of humor.