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The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival engages the widest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays. Our theater lives in the here and now, at the intersection between the virtuosity of the actor, the imagination of the audience, and the inspiration of the text. It's also a phenomenal place to work, to learn and to create.



The Development Associate will work as part of a small, busy team reporting to the Development Director. The position will balance independent work related to grants management, and departmental support for individual giving and events. Position requirements:

  • 3-5 years of skilled organizational writing experience preferably in performing arts or a related field including LOI’s, proposals, reports and major donor correspondence. 
  • Proven track record in grant writing including but not limited to local and state government grants; federal funding requests; and capacity-building proposals. 
  • Ability to interpret federal, state, and local government regulations regarding grant submissions and contracts; communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of institutional staff, governmental representatives, and the public.
  • Knowledge of grant administration systems, processes and budgeting.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in internet research and database management.
  • Ability to accurately represent HVSF to donors and the public.
  • Strong knowledge of NY theater funding community would be an advantage.



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We welcome your interest all year round. Please feel free to submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@hvshakespeare.org and we'll be in touch should an appropriate opportunity arise. No phone calls, please.  


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.