Development Associate

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company / New York, NY



About the Opportunity
The Development Associate will report to the Executive Creative Producer and support them and the board on the End of Year Campaign. This campaign is crucial to the success of the Trusty Sidekick Theater Company.

About Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company (TSTC) creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Since our founding in 2011, we have devised and produced more than 15 original works for young audiences, including three productions specifically created for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way, we combine immersive staging and inventive theatricality to challenge perceptions of live performance and introduce theater to a new generation. We believe that the artists are in service to the audience; a sidekick as we embark on a journey together. And we believe in magic: that which is inspired by the stage but generated long before the audience comes through the door and continues after the performance has finished. The magic of creation, courage, and connection.

As we move into our second decade of operations in the context of the current cultural and societal shifts, our reimagined leadership team and recently expanded board will center justice, equity, diversity, and accessibility in all decisions as we seek to decolonize practices and create spaces of authentic belonging for our artists & audiences.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with TSTC Staff & Board to conceive, prep, launch, and monitor an end-of-year campaign
  • Brainstorm innovative concept that is responsive to the times
  • Leverage TSTC’s existing relationships/channels, push staff & board to identify and pursue new leads
  • Write campaign copy in various iterations (mass email, personal appeal, social blasts, followup messages, etc.)
  • Fiscal Goal for campaign: $20K
  • Build and run campaign on Classy

Desired Skills and Qualifications
You will thrive in this role if you have some of the following qualifications and/or comparable experiences:

  • Technology: Classy, MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Trusty Sidekick offers flexible working hours.

This compensation is $25/hour for 5-10 hours per week

The ideal start date is Monday, November 7th.

As with all Trusty Sidekick roles, the position is remote with occasional in-person meetings and events required in the New York Metro area.

Application Instructions
Please submit a resume and statement with the subject line “Development Associate” to Applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, October 31, but the posting will remain active until the position is filled.

We strive to build a staff, board, and programming that reflects the diversity of New York City as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage candidates from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the theatre for young audiences field to apply.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.