Job Opening: Director of Development

Job Description: Director of Development, MATA

Music at the Anthology, Inc. (“MATA”) seeks a Director of Development to provide fundraising leadership to one of America’s leading presenters of newly-composed music — a vital, established organization — and serve as the front-line fundraiser for the organization. The DOD will work together with the Executive Director, Board, and other staff members to develop, cultivate, and implement fundraising strategies to solidify MATA’s future.

In partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development will provide strategic direction and planning, management, and coordination of all fundraising efforts, with a special emphasis placed on donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, as well as stewardship of our annual fundraising campaigns, working to expand MATA’s donor base while nurturing its existing donor community and re-establishing contact with dormant donors; developing and implementing a capital campaign; helping to manage MATA’s annual gala benefit and implementing donor cultivation events, while working closely with Gala event chairs and committee to increase revenue from these events.

Candidate must have demonstrated ability to set and achieve fundraising goals and be able to speak and write passionately and persuasively about MATA, its role in the global new-music community, and value and importance in nurturing the careers of young composers; a knowledge of new music and its funders will be viewed as an asset.


Education: Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree is preferable.

Experience and Personal Qualities:

  • At least two years development or arts administrative experience
  • Demonstrated success in previous development or arts administrative position meeting or exceeding annual goals
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-initiated management and an entrepreneurial work style
  • Knowledge and passion in the fields of music and the performing arts
  • The ability to establish and handle priorities and to maximize resources, with proven experience prioritizing multiple assignments and meeting tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of and contacts within the greater NYC philanthropic community
  • Willingness and ability to work and attend evening and weekend performances and events

Commitment: 20-30 hrs/wk, with additional outside work during festival week

Annual Salary: $28,500

The position is located in New York City.

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references (in PDF format) to email hidden; JavaScript is required