Staff

Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks

Artistic Director

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks

Executive Director

Bevin Ross

Artistic

Associate Artistic Director Nilan's headshot

Associate Artistic Director

Nilan

Artistic Line Producer

Ali Skye Bennet

Artistic Coordinator

Patrick Anthony Surillo

Development

Associate Development Director

Helen O'Rourke

Membership and Administration

Membership Manager

Olivia Ragan

Office Manager

Mike Teele

Board of Directors

President
BONNIE COMLEY


Vice Presidents
JOSEPH PIZZA
DR. ARTHUR POBER
Artistic Director
GABRIEL STELIAN-SHANKS


Secretary
DONNA DANIELS
Executive Director
BEVIN ROSS


Treasurer
TOWNSEND TEAGUE

ELENA ARAOZ
TONY BENTEN
ESTEFAN√ćA FADUL
LESLIE FELDMAN
IRENE GANDY
SARAH HUTTON
KIRK IWANOWSKI
UNA JACKMAN
MARY JAIN
PAULA KAMINSKY DAVIS
GWYNN MACDONALD
STAN PONTE
JOHN ALAN TURNER
NICOLE A. WATSON
KUMIKO YOSHII

Directors Council

The Drama League Directors Council was formed as a way to further embed artists in the decision-making process of our organization, establish peer-to-peer mentorship for Fellowship recipients, and have the nation’s leading directors guide programming as we expand our mission to support directors and lead in re-emergence strategies for Broadway and the American theater industry.

Alumni

Since 1984, The Drama League has supported directors’ careers. Our fellowships and residencies have developed numerous artists, many of whom are now Artistic Directors, working on Broadway, or otherwise leading the field.¬†Click below the list of artists who have passed through our doors.

Employment And Internship Opportunities (3)

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Artistic Director and Executive Director, the Engagement Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position located in New York City.  This position supports the mission, programs, and public events of The Drama League by executing messaging and relationship-building, in a variety of formats, to successfully engage communities of interest to The Drama League. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: 

  • Execute proactive, cohesive messaging to amplify The Drama League‚Äôs mission, and play a core role in achieving its programmatic and financial goals by effectively engaging target audiences and communities. 
  • Specifically, this will include fulfilling the Artistic and Development departments’ needs for graphic design, website maintenance, ticketing protocols, email blasts, printed pieces, direct mail, advertising, event journals, and social media collateral
  • Meet weekly with each department to proactively address their communication needs for projects/campaigns/events across a variety of platforms and constituencies. 
  • Create project strategies and ticketing processes in advance, and manage database and mailing lists.
  • Ensure the institutional ‚Äúvoice‚ÄĚ and style of The Drama League in public-facing documents. Work closely and in partnership with the Digital Media Specialist who oversees social media.

QUALIFICATIONS; The Engagement Coordinator must have professional experience in graphic design, marketing and communications in a non-profit setting, with past work that exhibits a history of success in the field. Fluency in Mailchimp, WordPress, databases, and the Adobe Creative Suite are necessary to the successful execution of this position Knowledge of the New York City arts sector, and its theater industry, is a plus. Following NY State Guidelines, in-person work is currently two days per week, with remaining work remote or flexible. This policy may change in the future as health guidelines evolve. Working in a multi-tasking environment with simultaneous priorities, they will be a superb communicator inside and outside of the organization, with an ability to self-govern and coordinate their projects.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The salary for this Engagement Coordinator position is $50,000 per year, and includes bonus opportunities, health/vision/dental insurance, generous paid time off and holidays, and tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, in addition to a supportive work environment among other perks. 

TO APPLY: Email to artistic@dramaleague.org your cover letter detailing your interest in the position and matching skills/experience, your professional resume, and contact information (Name, Title, Company, Email, Phone Number) of two professional references who can speak directly to your suitability for this position, based on their knowledge of your experience and work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled; this information will remain on this website as long as our search is in active process. We look forward to reading your materials!

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DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

The Development Coordinator reports to the Associate Development Director with fundraising and cultivation goals that support the entire organization. The position works closely with the Associate Development Director, Executive Director and Membership Manager to build cultivation events, steward donor relationships, and perform duties for the organization including but not limited to donor tracking, gift acknowledgement, donor research and metrics reporting. This position is a part of a team tasked with raising nearly $2 million annually through the solicitation of Members, Individual Donors, Institutional Supporters, and Special Event donors. Other income-generating duties include Auction item solicitation, Awards Medals, and earned income ticket sales from events, along with additional opportunities as they arise. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Revenue Responsibility: Support staff for a Development team with a cumulative annual revenue goal of nearly $2 million through gifts to the Annual Fund, Cultivation Events, Special Event Ticket Sales, Awards Medal sales and Auctions.
  • Event logistics: Support planning and execution of two large events, approximately 300 and 700 attendees annually, as well as 4+ smaller cultivation events ranging from 30-100 people. Additionally support ticketed events with earned income ticket sales.
  • Donor cultivation and stewardship: Draft eblasts and written correspondence to donors as well as communicate via phone.
  • Attend evening and weekend events as a representative of The Drama League on occasion.
  • Administrative tasks: Primary maintenance of the donor database for approximately 1000 individual records annually through gift entry, acknowledgments, updating contact information and tracking correspondence. Generate reports on donor data, trends, analytics, and conduct research for the organization. Track metrics for reporting across the organization.
  • Scheduling and Organizing: Support the Associate Development Director and Executive Director by scheduling meetings, preparing reports and materials for meetings, and tracking progress and assigned next steps on projects. 

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS: The Development Coordinator is a rising arts professional with a desire to grow their experience in non-profit fundraising. The ideal candidate will be committed to collaboration and teamwork who is detail oriented, adept at communicating with different constituencies and can work independently to meet assigned goals. Working in a multi-tasking environment on multiple simultaneous priorities, the Development Coordinator is a go-getter who is passionate about the performing arts. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Professional experience in arts administration, business administration, development or a relevant field is required. Successful candidates will have had experience (+3 years) in non-profit fundraising, exhibiting responsibility and success in direct solicitation. Experience in the New York City market, and in its theater industry, is a plus. Fluency in databases, with Altru and Blackbaud products a bonus. Regular office work, following NY State Guidelines, will take place in our Tribeca office with two or more  in person days per week, with remaining work possible remotely. This policy may change in the future.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The salary for this Development Coordinator position is $50,000 per year, and includes bonus opportunities, health/vision/dental insurance, generous paid time off and holidays, and tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, in addition to a supportive work environment among other perks. 

TO APPLY: Email to opportunities@dramaleague.org your cover letter detailing your interest in the position and matching skills/experience, your professional resume, and contact information (Name, Title, Company, Email, Phone Number) of two professional references who can speak directly to your suitability for this position, based on their knowledge of your experience and work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled; this information will remain on this website as long as our search is in active process. We look forward to reading your materials!

Intern Opportunities (1)

ARTISTIC INTERN | TO APPLY CLICK HERE!

Thank you for your interest in joining The Drama League team!¬†The Artistic Intern supports the four members of the Artistic Department — the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Line Producer, and Artistic Coordinator — to execute impactful mission-centered programming as the nation’s preeminent creative home for directors working in stage, television, and film. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting¬†with Fellowship, Residency, Education, and Global Exchange programs; attending weekly meetings as a full team member; draft, edit and complete¬†documents/spreadsheets, podcast transcriptions, and scribe meeting notes; and support efforts to build and expand our digital archive.¬†Candidates should possess excellent written/verbal communication skills and be friendly, personable, collaborative and outgoing. They should have the ability¬†to work independently and manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously. We are looking for detail-oriented people who work well under deadline. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs is required.¬†Working with the Artistic Team of The Drama League provides invaluable insight into the national theater and film industries, while contributing to invaluable programs serving these essential artists. Recipients will gain an understanding of the challenges facing the arts sector, and mentorship and guidance on their own career trajectory from the Artistic Staff. This position will directly report to the¬† Artistic Coordinator.

Details:

  • Internship Period: September 19, 2022-May 19, 2023 (32 weeks, with holiday break from December 23, 2022-January 17, 2023)
  • $125 per week imbursement¬†for 32 weeks ($4000 total). This is the sum total of funds provided to this intern, although other non-monetary benefits may be provided.
  • 19 Hours Per Week – Preferred schedule is Mondays Noon-4pm (in-person); Tuesdays Noon-4pm (remote/work from home); Thursdays 1pm-5pm (in-person); and 7 hours flexible. Schedule may be modified in discussion with applicant. All federal holidays are recognized as time off.¬†Schedules are subject to change as needed, in consultation with the recipient.
TO APPLY CLICK HERE!