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Stewardship Program Manager

New York Philharmonic
New York, United States
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Oct 24, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Membership
Employment Type
Full Time

The New York Philharmonic connects with millions of music lovers each season through live concerts in New York and around the world, as well as broadcasts, recordings, and education programs. After returning to a transformed David Geffen Hall in October 2022, the Orchestra has a renewed commitment to building on a 180-year-old legacy of excellence by serving as a platform for today’s creators and connecting with our communities. In the 2023–24 season the NY Phil marks Jaap van Zweden’s farewell season as Music Director, and features 14 World, US, and New York Premieres, a celebration of the centennial of our famous Young People’s Concerts, and more. In February 2023 the New York Philharmonic announced the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as the Orchestra’s next maestro, to begin as Music and Artistic Director in 2026–27, after serving as Music Director Designate in 2025–26.


The New York Philharmonic seeks a Manager, Stewardship Program who will collaboratively plan and execute comprehensive stewardship initiatives that drive and increase the retention of the most generous and committed supporters of the NY Phil. This position will serve as the project manager on an array of initiatives and meaningful touchpoints while providing reporting and tracking to the major gifts team and Development leadership.


Responsibilities include:

  • Under the guidance of the Associate Director, Major Gifts & Stewardship, formalize and execute the annual stewardship plan for board members and high-level donors.
  • In collaboration with the Development Writer, prepare an array of written communications including impact reports, sponsorship reports, endowment reports, quarterly newsletters, personalized written correspondence, acknowledgements, and other creative materials designed to engage donors.
  • Work proactively with team members to fulfill donor benefits and identify sponsorship and recognition opportunities.
  • Create and maintain the annual inventory of naming opportunities for potential and confirmed sponsorships and manage the process for properly crediting relevant gifts.
  • Intermittently serve as check-in staff for the Patron Lounge at select performances.
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.



A minimum of 2 years of development experience. Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on simultaneous projects with other internal departments. Stewardship and project management skills highly desirable. Excellent writing/editing skills, strong analytical and database skills, and attention to detail.


Tessitura experience and previous exposure to high‐level membership groups and donors is preferred. Previous experience at an arts organization is a plus.


The New York Philharmonic offers a comprehensive benefits package to our full‐ time employees including:

  • Medical Dental and Vision coverage
  • Employer contributions to the 403(b) plan after one year of employment
  • Employer paid Life and Disability insurance
  • 12 Holidays
  • Up to 20 Vacation days in third calendar year of employment


Please submit a resume and a cover letter.

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.




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