Special Events Manager

2nd Stage Theater

New York, NY 10036




Feb 25, 2020
Second Stage Theater seeks a Special Events Manager, who provides general and specialized support to the Special Events team within the larger Development Department at one of New York’s premier not-for-profit theater companies. The Special Events Manager is a key member of the Development team and reports to the Associate Director of Special Events. They will assist in the planning and execution of all fundraising events, including the annual Spring Gala and All-Star Bowling Classic, as well as all Opening Nights, donor cultivation events, and private Board events.



The Special Events Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Manage solicitation schedule for each fundraising event

· Draft solicitation letters and emails

· Oversee the creation and maintenance of mailing lists for all events

· Coordinate event logistics for cultivation events throughout the season

· Manage ticketing for Opening Night and cultivation event performances


· Bachelor’s degree

· 3+ years of experience in special events, preferably in fundraising for arts non-profit

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to exercise excellent judgment and decorum in all interactions

· Accurately handle diverse projects and a large volume of detailed work simultaneously while using good judgment in prioritizing tasks

· Must be able to remain calm and focused in a high-paced environment

· Excellent time management skills along with ability to work independently and collaboratively

· Computer experience including Microsoft Office suite and knowledge of non-profit database software including Tessitura a major plus

· Some evening and weekend hours required




Experience Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)



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