The New York Philharmonic connects with up to 50 million music
lovers each season through live concerts in New York and around the
world, as well as broadcasts, recordings, and education programs.
The 2022–23 season marks a new chapter in the life of America’s
longest living orchestra with the opening of the reimagined David
Geffen Hall and programming that engages with today’s cultural
conversations through explorations of HOME, LIBERATION, SPIRIT, and
EARTH, in addition to the premieres of 16 works. This marks the
return from the pandemic, when the NY Phil launched NY Phil
Bandwagon, presenting free performances across the city, and
2021–22 concerts at other New York City venues.
The New York Philharmonic seeks an Institutional Giving
Officer to serve as a key member of institutional giving
team, raising funds from foundations and government agencies in
support of the New York Philharmonic’s artistic and educational
programs, community outreach activities, media initiatives, and
- Identify, develop, and implement strategies for cultivation and
solicitation of current and prospective institutional donors to
achieve revenue goals of $3+ million annually.
- Manage a personal portfolio of key foundations, helping to
initiate and steward these relationships, and serve as first point
- Research new prospective foundation donors and funding
- Write high-level foundation and government grant applications
- Maintain internal grant proposal and report calendar and
revenue tracking on Tessitura.
- Work closely with colleagues throughout the Philharmonic to
gather and verify information for proposals, applications, and
reports, including Artistic, Education, Finance, and Marketing
- Generate and regularly update program budgets, financial
reports, statistical information, and supplemental materials for
proposals and reports.
- Record and process grants received, prepare routing forms for
development and finance, draft and mail acknowledgement
- Develop and maintain crediting for institutional supporters
including donor-specified language for printed and online
- Perform other special projects as requested by the Director of
Institutional & Corporate Giving.
- Prepare invitation lists for events and stewardship activities;
attend select performances; participate in special events as
- A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an
inclusive working environment is required.
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of
five years development experience, preferably in institutional
giving, with full knowledge of foundation and government
solicitation and stewardship process. The candidate will have a
proven track record of initiating and maintaining effective
relationships with donors, strong writing and organizational skills
with experience writing and editing high level proposals and grant
applications, and the ability to work independently and manage
multiple projects within a fast-paced work environment. Good
computer skills, including Word and Excel, and experience with a
fundraising database are essential, Tessitura a plus. Experience at
an arts organization and knowledge of classical music and an
ability to occasionally work evenings or weekends to attend
performances and or cultivation events as needed.
The New York Philharmonic offers a competitive salary and
comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees
- Medical Dental and Vision coverage
- Employer contributions to the 403(b) plan after one year of
- Employer paid Life and Disability insurance
- 12 Holidays
- 20 Vacation days in 3rd calendar year of employment
Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary
expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we
will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.
The New York Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of age, immigration or
citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender
identity, marital and partnership status, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation, veteran or active military service
member or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or
local laws in its employment policies.