The Civilians seeks a full-time Development Manager to be an integral part of the Civilians team. This position will strengthen our individual giving support in an exciting moment of growth for the company. The Development Manager will develop and execute individual giving campaigns, manage special events, maintain the donor database, and manage office administrative functions. The Civilians office is located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We have a full-time staff of three and part-time staff of four.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan and execute at least two major individual giving appeals (direct mail and online) per year. Develop creative campaign strategy and content for print and online channels, pull and manage lists, closely track and enter gifts, prepare regular reports, and process all acknowledgements. Meet annual fundraising goals, set with Board of Directors and Managing Director.
  • Work with Managing Director and consultant support to manage the annual spring benefit and additional cultivation events throughout the year.
  • Work closely with Civilians board, staff, artistic community, and support base to coordinate campaigns and mobilize support.
  • Research individual and major gift prospects.
  • Develop creative ideas to broaden and deepen the Civilians support base.
  • Facilitate and monitor relationships with major donors.
  • Participate in Board Development Committee meetings & report quarterly to Board of Directors on individual giving campaigns and special events
  • Maintain an active development database throughout the year. Track all development activity in database and generate reports.
  • Manage and oversee maintenance of office space, supplies and equipment.
  • Direct communications (telephone, email, social media, etc.) to appropriate staff.
  • Hire and supervise development interns.


  • Ability to adapt a unique voice to represent the company in appeals.
  • Ability to interface with audience and donors in a friendly, professional, accessible manner.
  • Passion for the Civilians' mission to create theater that engages in challenging social questions.
  • Adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing in a fast-paced and rigorous environment.
  • Understanding of development principles and social media channels.
  • Technical proficiency and prior patron database experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working in nonprofit theater in a development capacity preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

The Civilians is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This full-time annual position includes health benefits, paid vacation, commuter benefits, and flexible spending accounts. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jane Jung, Managing Director at The deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.


Applications for internships are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received by the following deadlines:

April 1 for all summer internships
July 20 for all fall internships
December 1 for all spring internships

We currently have openings for an Artistic Intern, Arts Management Intern, and Editorial Intern. Each position carries a commitment of 3 to 6 months, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. Interns receive a monthly transportation stipend to cover their travel expenses, and school credit is available for eligible candidates. See below for specific requirements.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and a completed application form to


The Artistic Intern will work directly with the Artistic Director and Artistic Associate on current and upcoming artistic projects and with the Literary Associate on research projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Artistic Director in preparation for upcoming productions.
  • Organize interview and artistic databases.
  • Act as a liaison between the Artistic Director and other artists working with the company.
  • Help organize readings and workshops.
  • Provide general office support to the Artistic Staff.
  • Occasional research.
  • Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, independent workers, and confident in taking initiative.


    The Arts Management Intern will support the Managing Director and Development and Communications Manager on day-to-day management and administration. Responsibilities include:

  • Support all Development initiatives, both individual and institutional, encompassing donor relations, organizing and executing fundraising appeals, editing grant proposals, and special events.
  • Enhance communications initiatives through the creation of content for social media, the organization of mailing lists, and long-term communications planning.
  • Offer General Management and Company Management support, as needed.
  • Offer administrative support to staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or other word processor and understanding of current social media platforms is required.

    Ideal candidates will work well independently, possess an attention to detail, and have a passion for the arts with a direct interest in learning about all facets of arts management and administration.


    The Editorial Intern will work with the Editorial and Artistic Associates to support the Civilians' digital platform Extended Play.

    The Civilians' Extended Play is a website for creative and critical discourse emerging from investigative theater and performance. It features documentation, interviews, essays, video, and audio about artists - both American and international - who work at the dynamic intersection of art and life. With content that explores creative process, community, and new innovations in storytelling, Extended Play seeks to provide richer, more in-depth interaction that goes beyond the theater.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Support the creation and editing of content for the site, from start to finish.
  • Assist in responding to pitches and submissions.
  • Fact-check content.
  • Assist in publicity for web articles.
  • Build opportunities for online discussion and community engagement.
  • Ideal candidates will possess excellent writing and editing skills, excellent organizational skills, and be knowledgeable about and active on social media platforms.

    Experience in journalism or related field and/or theater, knowledge of investigative theater/performance and social practice, experience with Word Press, and video/audio editing skills are preferred, but not required.


    We are also always seeking qualified volunteers, so if you have any interest in helping out, please send your resume and cover letter to