Development & Events Associate

New York, United States
$19,000.00 - $38,000.00
Apr 28, 2021
May 27, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

The National Theatre 

The National Theatre of Great Britain (NT) is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. In its three theatres on the South Bank in London, the NT stages up to 30 productions each year, ranging from re-imagined classics – such as Greek tragedy and Shakespeare – to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers. The National's work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theatres. Popular shows transfer to the West End and to Broadway, and through the National Theatre Live cinema broadcast program and NT at Home streaming platform, the NT shares its productions with audiences all around the world.  

 American Associates of the National Theatre 
The American Associates of the National Theatre (AANT) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, based in New York, that promotes and supports the work of the National Theatre in both Great Britain and the United States. Since 2005, the AANT has granted more than $20 million to the National Theatre, providing essential funding which supports the NT’s mission to develop world-class productions with affordable ticket prices, while reaching out to artists and audiences of the future through extensive education programs. Working closely with the Director of Development and Head of Events, the Development and Events Associate is one of seven highly collaborative team members, who are supported by a Board of Trustees and Honorary Council, as well as the National Theatre team in London. Further information about the AANT can be found at 


The AANT events program is tailored to National Theatre productions, activities and appeals in the US, providing valuable opportunities to steward and cultivate donors, as well as raise funds. The core events program currently includes:  

  • Digital donor events, while in-person events programming is on hold  
  • NT Live private screenings in New York (up to eight a year), San Francisco (2-3 a year), Los Angeles (1-2 a year) and Washington, DC (annually) – pre-screening reception and talk from special guests  
  • Coordinate and manage ticket allocation for various NT Live public screenings at cinemas around the US.  
  • Annual London Theatre Trip – four-day cultural tour for up to 45 AANT donors  
  • Insider Events – held in the homes of donors or at private venues, tailored to specific NT productions or appeals  
  • Fundraising Gala events, when appropriate opportunities arise, such as the transfer of a National Theatre production to Broadway 
  • Annual Members’ Breakfast with NT Director in New York, Biennial in San Francisco 
  • Members’ Nights for NT productions on and off-Broadway  
  • Client entertaining events for corporate supporters, typically around Broadway transfers (talkbacks, group bookings, etc) 
  • Events surrounding US tours of NT productions for donor groups in major cities  


 Event Logistics 

  • Supporting the Head of Events with planning and implementation of all AANT events, both in person and digital – organizing logistics, liaising with the NT team and various event vendors, as well as attending the events, as needed 
  • Assisting in developing new and fresh event ideas, partnerships, and special guests 
  • Management of the AANT master events calendar 
  • Assisting in planning and execution of AANT’s London Trip  
  • Drafting detailed event schedules and briefing documents 
  • Arranging car bookings and travel arrangements for special guests 
  • Assisting with planning and delivery of large-scale fundraising galas  
  • Liaising with various company management teams to assist with house seat and group bookings for NT US tours as well as other NT shows in New York  
  • Designing various event assets (i.e., drink tickets, directional signage, place cards, etc) 
  • Tracking events expenditure and credit card reconciliation 
  • Coordinating schedules for NT Directorate when in the US for AANT events  
  • Carrying out any other duties as assigned 

 Development Support  

  • Liaising with the National Theatre Development and events team in London 
  • Ensuring that the highest possible standards of customer service are maintained, with a view to encouraging renewal of donations and increased support 
  • Deck creation for corporate proposals 
  • Providing general administrative support for the AANT office as needed 
  • Other duties as assigned  

Database Management & Research 

  • Compiling event evaluation reports to inform future event plans  
  • Event venue research   
  • Coordination of guest lists and RSVPs 
  • Updating information relating to events on the AANT website 
  • Maintain special guests and celebrity database 

Person Specification 

  • Experience in non-profit events management in theatre or a related field  
  • Interest in/knowledge of digital events landscape 
  • Interest in/knowledge of British theatre and transatlantic exchange preferred 
  • Degree in arts administration, theatre, or related fields preferred 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure and in proximity to high-profile guests and personnel 
  • Computer literate – excellent use of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook) and Zoom (Tessitura or other fundraising database experience a plus) 
  • Previous graphic design experience preferred  


 Terms & Conditions 

Contract: This is a part time position with aim to make full-time, depending on how the needs of the organization evolve over the coming months 

Hours:   This position is 2.5 days (20 hours per week) from May to August (10am - 6pm, plus a half day; working days flexible during Mon-Fri), with potential full time 40 hours a week commencing September 2021. Occasionally evening and weekend hours will be necessary to fulfill the requirements of the post. Time off in lieu can be taken for these hours.  

 Salary: $19,000 per annum ($38,000 annual salary pro-rated to 20 hours a week) 

Vacation: 15 Days in the first year, increasing with length of service. Pro-rated for part time.  

Location: 247 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001 (ability to work remotely at the current time)  

Probationary Period: 3 months  

Health insurance: After 3-month probation period, 100% health coverage (including dental)  

Other Benefits:   401(k) and life insurance after 3-month probation period; Complimentary tickets for NT Live screenings and New York transfers of National Theatre productions, subject to availability; theatre ticket allowance for other discounted shows, subject to approval 



Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume in one PDF document to  by 12:00pm EST on Friday, May 72021 quoting Events Associate in the subject line.  Interviews via zoom will be commencing the week of May 17th. Ideal start date June 1, 2021.   


AANT is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) based upon any protected characteristic. AANT does not discriminate for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, membership in a domestic partnership, veterans or uniform service member status, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, history of domestic violence or assault, caregiver status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws. AANT ensures equal and fair treatment of any employee or applicant with known mental or physical disabilities. 


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