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Prospect Research Manager

New York Philharmonic
New York, United States
$50,000.00 - $50,000.00
Closing date
Oct 24, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Prospect Research
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 Prospect Research Manager to conduct tactical research and manage reactive and special events research.


Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting in-depth profiles on current and prospective donors.
  • Generating prospects for regular distribution to all fundraising teams, with a focus on garnering Institutional support.
  • Regularly uploading and reviewing Wealth Screen data of new donors and ticket buyers to optimize results.
  • Preparing research for the Board of Directors, President & CEO, Executive Staff, and Senior VP of Development.
  • Managing news alerts on donors and prospects.
  • Maintaining Tessitura database records and monitoring data hygiene of prospect management
  • Building relationships with fundraisers to foster strong working relationships with the Development team.
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.



Minimum two years’ research experience. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail. Familiarity with donor databases, data entry, and data mining. Strong written and verbal skills. Degree in Library Science preferred. Ability to produce under deadlines and work independently and effectively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM databases (preferably Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, or Salesforce).


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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