Director of Development Advancement (TYT)

Since 1984, TADA!’s mission is to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. TADA! is a unique, Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences. TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for the Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through TADA!’s high-quality work, young people's self-confidence and creativity are enhanced. They also develop advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration, and problem-solving – skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life.  

TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

TADA! is and has been for 36 years committed to providing every child interested in musical theater an opportunity to create, imagine, learn, and experience the joy of musical theater, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, and immigration status. The Staff and Board of TADA! are committed to our journey to become an anti-racist organization and to make the changes needed to reflect the mission, vision, and values of TADA!.


TADA! is seeking a qualified, passionate, self-motivated, and flexible individual who loves raising money as well as cultivating and building relationships and partnerships to join TADA!’s Leadership Team as Director of Development Advancement. Candidates must believe in our mission and vision, and have an understanding, love and respect of NYC’s youth, musical theater and arts education. An ideal candidate excels at managing and at the same time actually doing multiple projects in a busy environment (currently working from home but will return to NoMad office when safe to do so) while increasing the public’s awareness of all of TADA!’s programming.  TADA!’s Director of Development Advancement is a senior staff position and will report to the Executive and Producing Artistic Director and work closely with her as well as the Director of Education and Director of Finance and Administration as part of the leadership team. The position is responsible for designing and executing a strategic fundraising and marketing plan and program that builds on TADA!’s current donor and audience base to dramatically increase earned and unearned income through sustainable funding streams, increased donor engagement, earned revenue streams and organizational visibility. Due to COVID-19, TADA! has expanded its programs to include online classes, camps, workshops, productions and tutorials for youth and teens all across the country and the world. While the programs are there, the audiences have not grown to meet the programming.

This position is responsible along with the Board and Leadership Team to significantly grow the organization’s fundraising and visibility capabilities through:

  • Donor Identification, Solicitation, Cultivation, Management and Stewardship‍
  • Communications and marketing that increase awareness of programs and TADA!’s mission and impact 
  • Working closely with the Executive Director/Producing Artistic Director and Board to plan and execute a strong fundraising program and strategic plan that involves and leverages the resources and talents of all board members. 
  • Supporting, communicating, and furthering the mission of TADA! Youth Theater. 




Click here for more information on the position. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status. We are actively looking to expand our staff with BIPOC candidates.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include the words Director of Development Advancement in the subject line.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-03-22 12:24:41 -0400