Development Manager

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), an acclaimed, award-winning nonprofit developmental theatre in Hell’s Kitchen, seeks a creative and dynamic Development Manager to join its team. 

EST develops and produces original, provocative and authentic new plays, discovering and nurturing new voices and supporting artists throughout their creative lives. EST is a dynamic community committed to a collaborative process and to inclusion across all aspects of identity. We acknowledge and work to end systemic marginalization and oppression at all levels of the organization. We believe that this extraordinary support and commitment to inclusivity are essential to yield extraordinary work. EST supports and is made up of a vibrant, 600 member artistic community (“membership”).

EST’s Equity and Justice Work

Since 2013, EST has engaged in a deepening process of transformation toward becoming an inclusive and anti-racist organization. EST’s Transition Team has been leading the organization through our current leadership transition as we prepare to hire new Artistic and Managing Directors. As a historically predominantly White institution, we recently commissioned an independent study to delve deeply into every aspect of our operations and identify White supremacist practices and assumptions. Our goal is to create a more holistic, inclusive, intentional and healthier work environment. This work includes ongoing anti-racism training, and creating affinity spaces for our members, non-leadership staff, and for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ members of the EST community. For more information on our transition, please visit


Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) is seeking a dynamic Development Manager who will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all fundraising efforts, including individual, institutional, government and corporate giving. The Development Manager will collaborate with the Interim Transition Manager,  Development Consultants (Donorly) and work closely with the Marketing Team. The Development Department is responsible for raising approximately $1.3 million in annual revenue of EST’s $1.9 million annual operating budget in contributed revenue including individual giving, grants and government funds. EST seeks applicants who are determined to advance our mission statement, and who know how to work in a collaborative environment and have diverse perspectives.


$58,000-$60,000 (to be reviewed on an annual basis); health insurance package starts after one month on staff.


Click here for more information or to apply. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please type Development Manager in the subject line.

EST is committed to building a diverse and culturally vibrant team. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we respect and value diversity and inclusion, and engage employees without regard to race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, military status, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-09-13 11:26:57 -0400