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10 May 2018

Full-Time Development Associate

Shakespeare Globe Centre USA  New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc. (SGC USA) works to support the mission of Shakespeare’s Globe (the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London), which celebrates Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres in London, its diverse program of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.

Founded by American actor Sam Wanamaker in 1974, SGC USA was a cornerstone in his quest to reconstruct the Globe Theatre and the transatlantic links remain to this day. Each year, the Globe’s artistic presence in the USA varies; from screenings across the country of productions filmed on the Globe’s stage, to small scale tours, to the Broadway transfers starring Mark Rylance of Richard III and Twelfth Night (2014-15),and Farinelli and the King (2017/18). SGC USA also helps support the Globe’s education activity. Every year thousands of US students from high schools and universities participate in a range of education programs in the US and at the Globe in London. Our flagship learning program is Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe, which offers students intensive classical study. SGC USA also supports a collaboration between the Globe and the University of California Davis to establish a groundbreaking education program that will support a large number of US teachers in practical approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

SGC USA Patrons enjoy a range of benefits including priority booking and assistance with ticket purchases at performances in both the UK and US, invitations to special events, unique behind-the-scenes access, and more. Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) U.S. tax-exempt non-profit organization.

To support the SGC USA Board in its programmatic, fundraising and administrative activities.

• Direct and frequent contact with US Board Members
• Close working relationship with the Globe’s Director of Development, Head of Revenue Fundraising and Membership Manager
• Frequent, proactive and reactive highly personalised contact with prospective and current supporters
• Regular contact with current and prospective volunteers

• Work with the SGC-USA Board and the Globe’s Development Department in the UK to devise a strategy to grow the number of SGC USA Patrons, Friends, and capital campaign donors, as well as production and education funding
• Manage the portfolio of donors and prospects and develop meaningful relationships to identify opportunities for involvement
• Plan and attend an annual program of US Patron Events both in the US and the UK, which act as both stewardship and cultivation opportunities
• Work closely with the UK Membership Team to identify potential US Patrons and ensure that communication and benefits offered to US Patrons is aligned with those offered to UK Patrons
• Work closely with the UK Capital campaign team to identify and cultivate prospects capable of making major gifts for the $10 million Project Prospero capital campaign (which will include a library and archive)
• Assist in securing financial support for the artistic output of Shakespeare’s Globe, both to underwrite US tours and provide production support for the Globe London season
• Prepare and develop a planned giving strategy and engage donors who may wish to support the Globe in this way
• Identify and co-ordinate approaches to US Foundations in support of US program activity.
• Create and maintain donor records, including the production of reports and use of prospect management tools
• Draft and oversee production of email and printed communications and promotional materials
• Update US Patron website pages and collaborate with the Globe’s social media team
• Work with the SGC USA Treasurer and fulfilment vendor to maintain the SGC USA financial records
• Provide support for the administration of the US Board
• Serve as an effective ambassador and spokesperson with donors for the Globe’s cause, programming, productions and initiatives in both the UK and the US
• The role requires at least two or three trips to London annually and occasional trips to other locations in the US.
• Carry out any other duties as requested by the SGC USA Board Chair

• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of non-profit fundraising experience is desired
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with a variety of stakeholders to achieve agreed goals
• A track record of soliciting and closing gifts at the $1,000-$50,000 level
• Knowledge of membership, major gift and planned giving programs
• Experience identifying and maintaining external relationships with high net-worth individuals and board or committee members
• Excellent writing skills, including experience of writing copy
• IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and relationship databases
• Knowledge of tax effective ways of giving

• Well-developed interpersonal skills when working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds
• Goal oriented and highly motivated
• Excellent attention to detail
• Outstanding organizational ability
• Articulate and persuasive both orally and in writing
• Strong networking and relationship building skills
• Strong commitment to teamwork
• The ability to work with charm, maturity and a sense of humor
• An appreciation of the arts and theatre

Full Time / Permanent

Location: New York
Vacation: 15 days
Probationary period: 3 months
Notice Period: 2 months (1 month during probationary period)
Other Benefits: Flexible work environment, other benefits negotiable


How to Apply

  • To Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to by 5pm on Sunday 10 June 2018.
  • SGC-USA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all its forms.

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, associate, development, fund-raising, and theatre. States: New York.

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