About Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Founded in 1974, Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of New York City’s largest independent orchestras and is celebrated for its peerless interpretations of the classical music canon, the versatility its musicians, and for its agile business model in the evolving classical music field. 

The Orchestra performs over 80 concerts each year, provides a diverse array of music education experiences to thousands of New York City students and young musicians, and provides free concert and family programs throughout the city. The Orchestra operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, a 20,000 square-foot rehearsal, recording, performance, and education complex in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen that provides service to hundreds of artists and ensembles each year. 

Orchestra of St. Luke’s administrative staff numbers approximately 18 and has offices at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Development Manager, Individual Giving and Special Events

Reports to: Director of Development

Orchestra of St. Luke’s seeks an energetic and experienced development professional to manage Individual Giving and two annual fundraising events. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in fundraising, especially in membership programs and special events, and will be comfortable developing relationships with stakeholders as a front-facing staff member.

The Development Manager is a member of the Development team of four staff members raising more than $3 million annually for OSL and its home, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music (DMC), and an ongoing capital and endowment campaign. S/he supports the individual giving activities of the President & Executive Director and Director of Development, while maintaining his/her own portfolio. The Development Manager will have the opportunity to grow independently as a fundraising professional, and as a member of a dynamic team and organization.


  • With Director of Development, plan annual goals and strategies for growing the Annual Fund and managing events (both benefits and cultivation events)
  • Manage and execute all aspects of individual giving including research, prospect management, drafting compelling appeals, pulling lists and reports, donor credits, portfolio review, supporting materials, mailings, and stewardship
  • With Director of Development, manage annual OSL and DMC galas, including timeline, logistics, solicitation, printed materials, décor
  • Provide support at concerts and cultivation events as needed, as well as general backup office duties


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 3 years of experience in fundraising in an office setting, preferably in the New York City non-profit arts community
  • Detail-oriented with excellent follow through; ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks concurrently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Team player and all hands on deck attitude, willing to pitch in where needed
  • Superior skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database
  • Interest in being an advocate for classical music

Compensation and benefits:

Salary range low to mid-40ks, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

To apply:

Please follow these instructions: Send one-page résumé, cover letter with salary history, and 3 professional references as one PDF attachment by email to Crystal Wei, Director of Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , subject line “Development Manager - [Your Last Name].” No phone calls please.

Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Purpose

Orchestra of St. Luke’s is in the process of redefining it’s marketing, communications and audience services operations to meet the needs of a growing and changing classical music and live performance marketplace. 

We are seeking a dynamic Manager of Marketing and Communications to become an integral member of our team and to manage soup-to-nuts marketing and communications campaigns in support of the following goals: 
  1. Drive revenue and attendance for the Orchestra’s self-presented series of chamber music concerts
  2. Drive attendance and audience engagement with the Orchestra’s externally presented concerts (at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, and elsewhere) and other externally presented artistic collaborations (serving as the live orchestral accompaniment to the Paul Taylor American Dance season at Lincoln Center and others)
  3. Drive attendance at and engagement with education and community events (Youth Orchestra, Five-Borough Free Concert Series, Family events at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music) 
  4. Drive interest, understanding and engagement with the Orchestra’s primary brands: Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage program marketing and communications through concert lifecycle (announcement, subscription sales, single ticket sales, and post-concert)
    • Create timelines and creative briefs for the development of assets for signage, digital advertising, and direct mail creative in concert with Artistic Planning, Development and the Design/Production Manager
    • Collaborate with the Marketing Director on sales strategies for all self-produced programming
    • Collaborate with Marketing Director and partner organizations on the Orchestra’s externally presented work 
    • Manage advertising, social media, and signage for the DiMenna Center for Classical music brand
  • Manage direct-marketing efforts through email and postal main, participating in data management efforts and audience segmentation strategy with the development group


  • Author press releases for Orchestra of St. Luke’s programming and educational initiatives
  • Manage press-release distribution lists
  • Distribute releases and oversee listings


  • Create workflow and schedule web updates and email sends with the Marketing Department, (Assistant, Designer/Media Production Manager, and Director)
  • Create workflow and schedule for social media and online content channels
  • Provide front of house, box office and customer service assistance for concerts and events


  • 3-years (minimum) professional marketing experience or the equivalent educational background
  • Demonstrated understanding of the performing arts business and non-profit cultural organizations
  • Extensive knowledge, interest and comfort with classical music
  • Strength managing multiple projects 
  • Strong writing and communications skills and the ability to critically engage with music and musicians
  • Experience with HTML, web management, and email marketing software

Working Conditions

  • The position sits within the External Affairs and Audience Development Department, reports to and collaborates with the department director and works closely with a full-time Graphic Designer and Media Production Manager and a part-time Marketing Assistant
  • Open office environment
  • Expected to work some evenings and weekends at events and assist front of house


  • Medical insurance (Eligible after 90 day waiting period)
    • 3% of salary employee contribution toward premium. 
    • Employer-paid health reimbursement arrangement covers most eligible, in-network, out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Voluntary, employee-paid 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plan
    • After one year of employment, enrollment in employer-paid retirement plan (employer contribution of 3% gross salary) 
  • Commuter benefit plan, with pre-tax salary contribution up to $255 per month.
  • Annual paid leave consists of 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 10 company holidays, and 6 sick days (additionally, when possible, the days between Christmas and New Year)

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , subject line “Marketing and Communications Manager – Orchestra of St. Luke’s” No phone calls please.

Executive-Finance-Administrative Assistant

Job title: Executive-Finance-Administrative Assistant

Reports to: President & Executive Director and Vice-President of Finance & Administration

The Executive-Finance-Administrative Assistant is an integral member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s staff. He or she provides broad administrative support to the President & Executive Director, assists the Business Manager in the operation of the Finance Department, and ensures the smooth operation of the office.


As Executive Assistant:

  • Maintain President & Executive Director’s calendar, answer phone, draft correspondence, reconcile expenses, maintain files and contacts
  • Act as primary Board liaison including preparation of meeting materials, correspondence, meeting set up, drafting of minutes
  • Organize staff events and department head meetings, draft and distribute minutes

As Finance Assistant:

  • Make QuickBooks entries for selected accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Coordinate/execute all mailings, including AP and tax-related mailings
  • Maintain hard copy filing system
  • Schedule meetings and conference calls
  • Assist with annual audit, including pulling/tracking files and reports
  • Answer finance-related inquiries from staff
  • Liaise with vendors and local agencies
  • Work with Business Manager to ensure smooth operation of finance department
  • Assist the VP of Finance & Administration whenever needed

As Administrative Assistant:

  • Field all incoming business calls
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • Manage inter-office correspondence
  • Manage office supplies inventory
  • Assist with IT issues, placing service calls as needed
  • On-board new employees and update staff directories


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant experience in an office setting required
  • High level of organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to anticipate needs; ability to work in a professional manner in an open office environment
  • Superior skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with QuickBooks or similar bookkeeping program
  • Knowledge of classical music is a plus

Compensation and benefits:

Full-time exempt position. Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

To apply:

Please send cover letter, one-page resume, and salary requirements as PDF attachments by email to Aaron Freund at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , subject line “Executive_Finance_Administrative_Assistant_[Your Last Name].”  SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE A COVER LETTER AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDEREDNo phone calls, please.