Full-time, Temporary

Application Due Date: EXTENDED July 8, 2022

Interview Period: July 11 – July 15

First Day of Fellowship: July 25, 2022

Fellowship duration: 11 months, through July 2023


Soon to be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the 2022-2023 season, The Vineyard is a non-profit Off-Broadway theatre committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists, to nurturing their unique voices, and to engaging our audiences and community in dialogue by producing work that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. The Vineyard reaches over 20,000 audience members a year, and education programs serve over 700 NYC public high school students across all five boroughs. The Vineyard is the recipient of special Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for artistic excellence. Learn more about us at VineyardTheatre.org


The Development Fellowship is a 40-hour per week, paid position designed to serve as a bridge between educational and professional settings by providing firsthand experience in contributed revenue generation for an Off-Broadway non-profit theatre. An integral part of the Development team, the Development Fellow will help the Development department reach its $1.1M fundraising goal for the 2022-2023 season. The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with donors and artists and join professional development seminars and industry networking events.

The Fellow is expected to commit to work July 25, 2022 – June 30, 2023 with a schedule to be mutually agreed upon during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm), with occasional work on nights and weekends as necessary, and including all Opening Nights, Gala celebration and other fundraising events. 

The ideal candidate has relevant experience working in an office setting though past internships are not a required experience, pays close attention to detail, has strong organizational skills, has excellent written and verbal communication, and is a self-motivated worker. Candidates must be able to carry at least 15 pounds and navigate stairs comfortably.

As a member of Theatre Communications Group and the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Vineyard Theatre employees enjoy free access to professional development seminars and webinars on a variety of topics, roundtable discussions with peers at other theatres, access to publications and information resources for the theatre field, as well as complimentary tickets to productions at The Vineyard and select performances at our peer theatres.

Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Development Fellow is responsible for:

  • All aspects of gift processing, acknowledgements, patron database management, gift reporting, and program donor listings.
  • Maintaining and managing the development calendar, including scheduling team members to greet patrons in the lobby prior to performances, updating and maintaining special event details and dates, tracking and adjust deadlines as needed
  • Working with the Director of Business Affairs to reconcile contributed income and department expenses each month.
  • Overseeing projects for the Development/Marketing Intern(s).
  • Taking minutes and tracking tasks at departmental meetings and Board meetings.
  • Managing donor benefit tracking and fulfillment, including Broadway House Seat requests for major donors, distribution of concession vouchers, online and printed acknowledgements, and backstage tours.
  • Making solicitation and thank you calls to lower-level donors.

Additional duties assigned may include:

  • Managing two annual online auctions, including tracking donations, building auction items, and awarding prizes.
  • Creating a first draft of select grant proposals.
  • Individual and institutional prospect research.
  • Researching and facilitating relationships with event venues and vendors
  • Organizing an Intern Lunch program for interns in all departments.
  • Leading or assisting on special events, including Board Salons, Opening Nights,Vineyard Open Houses, pre-show lobby receptions, the Season Launch Party, and the annual Gala.

Candidate should be proficient with MS Office, MS Excel, and Google Apps. Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and/or Point of Sale (POS) systems, particularly Spektrix, is a big plus. Past work experience in any customer service oriented position is valued. A successful applicant will be able to articulate a history of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

Compensation is $600 per week ($15/hour) and includes health insurance covered 100% by Vineyard Theatre as well as vision/dental insurance (employee contributes). 10 days vacation, 11 staff holidays, life insurance, and commuter benefit packages. 

Vineyard Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender or gender non-conforming individuals to apply. All Vineyard Theatre staff members participate in weekly anti-racism work as individuals, and as a team in partnership with Peoplmovr.


Pay: $600 per week/$15.00 per hour, overtime paid at time and a half (must be  pre approved). 


  • Typical office hours: Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm.

COVID-19 considerations:

Vineyard Theatre is currently operating on a hybrid schedule with staff expected to work in the office a minimum of three days a week. During production that may increase to four days a week. Vineyard Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, artists, and patrons safe and so follows the New York City guidelines and case counts closely in order to assess the safety of working in person as the pandemic situation evolves. 


  • New York, NY 10003 (Preferred)

Hours per week:

  • 40

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

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Work Remotely:

  • Hybrid schedule as set by management, currently includes 3-4 days in person work