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Symphony Space is a not-for-profit performing arts center in New York City presenting over 600 performances per year in music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and children's programs, reaching 120,000 highly diverse audience members per year. We also produce the popular PRI program Selected Shorts, which is carried on public radio stations throughout the country. In addition, our acclaimed education programs annually reach 6,000 public school students and 2,000 adult literacy students. In addition to its theatres, Symphony Space also operates a studio and a bar/cafe.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing courteous customer assistance, greeting, directing and escorting patrons to their seats; stuffing and distributing programs; providing general direction, answering questions, light clean-up after shows. Must be very dependable, neat, interested in interacting with the general public, willing to work a changing schedule. 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: $11.00/hour.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management, at

Current Openings


Institutional Giving Manager
(as of June 15, 2017) 

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is an integral part of the Development team and works with members of the entire staff to coordinate and implement all foundation, corporate, and government outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop fundraising strategies and proposals

  • Stewarding relationships with existing institutional funders and generating all written correspondence relating to foundation, corporate, and government grants, including proposals, reports, budgets, and letters

  • Developing and maintaining the institutional giving calendar and efficiently managing deadlines

  • Identifying, researching, and providing stewardship for institutional prospects; matching prospects with appropriate funding opportunities and projects

  • Working with the Directors of Development and Marketing to implement Symphony Space’s corporate sponsorship program

  • Representing Symphony Space at various events and conferences, both in- and out-of-house


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years institutional fundraising experience with a solid understanding of the fundraising landscape of New York City. A background in arts and culture is preferred. Additional essential characteristics include:

Additional essential characteristics include:

  • Demonstrated success in donor cultivation and securing support from foundation, corporate, and government sources

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and institutional funders

  • Exemplary organizational and budgeting skills as well as the ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects

  • Approach that is thoughtful, detail-oriented, and creative

  • Knowledge and facility with relational fundraising databases (Raisers Edge, Donor Perfect, Tessitura) and the capacity to optimize their use in support of institutional fundraising goals

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with the annual CDP protocol


Competitive salary, with these benefits available: health and life insurance; flexible spending plan (FSA); an annuity plan; and three (3) weeks’ vacation. At Symphony Space, we believe the arts are for everyone and Symphony Space is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Brenda Murad, Director of Development.

(No phone calls please.)