Major Gifts Associate

Job Type

Full Time




10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
New York
United States


The New York Philharmonic seeks a Major Gifts Associate to provide administrative and general support to the Director, Leadership Gifts and Major Gifts Officers.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work closely with Director, Leadership Gifts and Major Gifts Officers to maintain an active solicitation calendar for membership in the Patron, Major Gifts, Leonard Bernstein Circle and President’s Council.
  • Maintain donor lists, next step documents and major gifts tracking documents. 
  • Draft and coordinate acknowledgement letters for the Major Gifts team.
  • Draft written materials as requested.
  • Maintain lists of prospects for The Patron Program, President’s Council, and Leonard Bernstein Circle.
  • Answer phones and assist with donor inquiries as appropriate.
  • Work with operations team to help manage membership services for individual donors. Work with Operations team to develop new analytical reports that assess the health of the Major Gifts Program.
  • Manage a variety of donor events; work with Major Gifts and Special Events teams to staff donor events, concerts and galas. Help to coordinate special donor sponsorship dinners and coordinate with the Patron Desk and Customer Relations Department to secure concert tickets.
  • Manage day-to-day relationship with print vendors and mail house. 
  • Miscellaneous duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with superb organizational skills and ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously. S/he will be an experienced administrator 5-7 years, with outstanding verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact with high level donors. Strong MS Office skills, ability to work evenings as needed, and knowledge of Tessitura is highly valued. Previous experience working in a development office and knowledge of classical music is desirable.

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Each season the Philharmonic connects with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on its worldwide tours and residencies as well as with its digital recording series; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; and as a resource through its varied education programs and expansive digital archive.


The New York Philharmonic offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, long term disability insurance, generous vacation and sick days, 403(B) plan match, commuter benefits, and more.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectations to

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.