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About TDF

TDF is the oldest not-for-profit performing arts service organizations in the country. While we are perhaps best known for our TKTS Booths in Times Square, we have been dedicated to bringing the arts to everyone for over fifty years through a variety of programs and initiatives:

Expanding Access
For people who would love to experience the arts, but think it’s not for them, we’re removing barriers - distance, cultural, physical, financial, age, opportunity.

Cultivating Communities
We reinforce the spread of live theatre and dance beyond Broadway in neighborhoods and schools all over the five boroughs. We engage, educate and encourage people to make the performing arts a vital part of their lives; creating not just more audiences, but more diverse ones.

Supporting the Makers
We actively enable the creators, players and storytellers, offering and integrating our extensive research insights.


Dance Program Consultant 

About the Position:

  • Will work with the Executive Director, Director of Ticketing Programs, Marketing Manager and Manager of Off and Off-Off Broadway services to assess ways in which TDF can increase audiences for dance and thereby increase ticket sales for dance companies throughout NYC.

  • Will conduct an audit on TDF's current dance initiatives.

  • Will meet with a wide variety of dance companies and independent artists to assess ways in which TDF could increase ticket sales for their companies, understand who they see as their potential audience and explore joint partnership activities TDF could undertake with companies.

  • Will synthesize findings from interviews and research to write strategic plan with programmatic recommendations for creating audience development initiatives that TDF can implement to help build audiences for dance in NYC.

About You

  • You are passionate about all forms of dance in NYC.

  • You are knowledgeable about dance and dance companies in New York City.

  • You will be knowledgeable about large and small venues for dance throughout New York City.

  • You have a passion for building audiences for dance.

  • You will be a good listener and communicator,

  • You have strong organizational skills, you are self-directed and you are a good writer.

This is an independent contractor position anticipated to commence in October 2018 and finish in June 2019.

Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and resume to vbailey@tdf.org.

TDF is grateful to the Howard Gilman Foundation for its support of this consultancy.

Director of Finance and Administration

About the position: 

The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director and the Managing Director. The Director of Finance and Administration works closely with the Board's Finance and Audit Committees.

The Director of Finance and Administration provides leadership to support the sound financial operation, continuing growth and overall success of the organization. Areas of involvement include: 


  • Work with the Managing Director to provide overall leadership for all aspects of the organization's financial management, planning, reporting and analysis setting annual budgets (currently approximately $18 million) that guide organizational priorities and decision-making

  • Manage finance department staff

  • Oversee the day-to-day management of accounting, financial reporting, grants management, cash flow analysis and yearly budgeting processing.  

  • Ensure compliance with standards and reporting requirements of external stakeholders including government agencies, funders, auditors, donors, foundations and other relevant entities

  • Develop and maintain a system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards and procedures and educate and assist staff with the states policies

  •  Other duties as required by the Executive Director and Managing Director


  • Oversee office management, including Office Manager and Receptionist

  • Manage Payroll/Benefits Coordinator and outside PEO vendor for HR Administration, including benefits administration, payroll, HR advisory and policy and procedure development

  • Negotiate and manage external vendor relationships for banking, accounting benefits and insurance facilities


About You:

  • You are passionate about the performing arts, education and/or accessibility

  • You are inspired by the mission of the TDF and eager to join others working to achieve it

  • You are highly self-motivated and driven by a strong work ethic and deep integrity

  • You create a positive work enviorment for those who report to you, fostering teamwork

In addition, you meet the following requirements

  • At least 5 years of senior level management experience in finance and administration 

  • Strong non-profit finance experience, including overseeing audits

  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, with demonstrated competencies inc substantially all aspects of the role described above

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across departments to accomplish strategic initiavies and improve organizational performance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presenting to the board, committees and staff


Salary will be commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package is offered. 

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to

TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, both in our programs and in our workplaces. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.