Assistant to the Executive Director – Theatre Development Fund

WHO: Theatre Development Fund (TDF)

POSITION: Assistant to the Executive Director

DESCRIPTION: Theatre Development Fund seeks a full-time Assistant to the Executive Director to provide administrative and program support to the Executive Director.


• Provide daily administrative support for Executive Director
• Answer and screen all phone calls.
• Maintain and coordinate all scheduling.
• Juggle priorities and resolve conflicting demands
• Extensive interaction with Board of Trustees, industry professionals, TDF staff.
• Provide administrative support for Trustee committees
• Compose and prepare correspondence, reports and other documents, including programmatic materials
• Provide support on special projects and development activities, including research support, writing and analysis.


• Prior comparable experience, preferably in not for profit sector.
• Attention to detail, highly organized and resourceful. Ability to provide support while acting independently where appropriate.
• Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and writing ability and experienced telephone skills.
• Diplomacy, patience and flexibility essential, as is the ability to prioritize and strategize and a sense of humor.
• Computer literacy.
• Familiarity with NYC theatre as well as national perspective preferred.
• Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply: To apply, please email resume, writing sample (professional correspondence, project description, press release or other prose sample of no more than two pages) and cover letter outlining relevant experience to or send by mail to TDF at 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 801, New York, NY 10018, Attn: Assistant to the Executive Director Search.

TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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