We are currently accepting applications for:

Development Associate

The Development Associate is responsible for executing a strategic program, designed by the Producing Director and a longstanding outside Development Consultant, to identify, cultivate, and steward individual gifts as well as foundation, corporate and government grants for operations, special projects and a $21M capital campaign currently underway.

Responsibilities include:
• maintaining a development calendar for new and renewed funding sources;
• tracking and acknowledging all gifts;
• drafting and maintaining donor communications, including Letters of Introduction;
• writing and submitting government, foundation and corporate proposals and reports;
• creating ancillary proposal materials including financials and work samples; and
• providing support to the Producing Director and Development Consultant in all fundraising efforts.

While primarily focused on operating funds, this position is also vital to the ongoing success of The Flea’s capital campaign. Specific responsibilities will include highly detailed donation tracking including the maintenance of board and government agency reports, and the facilitation of simultaneous individual donor campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of related development experience and demonstrated success in soliciting donations from government, foundation and corporate sources. Strong writing skills are a must, as is attention to detail and the capacity to organize and prioritize information and communicate well with staff, board and funders. Must have superb word processing and database computer skills and the ability to create and understand operating, capital and program budgets. He/She must also be a dynamic self-starter and strategic thinker who possesses knowledge of and passion for the arts and belief in the mission of The Flea and Off-Off-Broadway.

Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes medical benefits.

Application Instructions
Please email cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample (preferably a two-page Letter of Introduction) to:

Joshua Cohen, General Manager

Technical Director

The TD hires and manages all technical labor and works with incoming designers to execute the setup and installation of all technical elements of Flea shows – including sound, lights, video and scenery, in both its 74 seat flexible space and its 40 seat downstairs space. The TD works with the General Manager to keep productions on budget and on schedule.

Duties include, but are not limited to, managing all technical aspects of the theater, collaborating with theater, music, and dance companies to supervise the execution, construction, and implementation of designs, and to ensure compliance with contracts, policies, and procedures.

The TD also serves as building supervisor for the theater and offices, making repairs when possible and calling in professionals for building issues that require specialization. The TD also acts as an IT manager for The Flea Theater dealing with IT issues when able, and advising on as well as managing new equipment purchases for the organization.

The TD also ensures that our facility is properly maintained in compliance with NYC building code and fire safety standards. CAD, Lightwright, IT, lighting and sound design skill and experience are essential.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. The Flea is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please EMAIL resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Joshua Cohen
General Manager

New Construction Project Manager

Currently in the midst of building a three theater performing arts complex located 4 blocks from our current location, The Flea Theater seeks a full-time Project Manager with experience in production management and technical theater to manage The Flea’s transition.

Position starts immediately and continues until The Flea completes its move to our new home in January 2017, when the ideal candidate will be offered the opportunity to transition to full-time Facilities Director/Production Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination with Flea staff, architect and general contractor to ensure that deliverables from The Flea are submitted on time, and ensuring that the work of the architect and general contractor meets The Flea’s needs. The Project Manager will also manage all owner purchases of furnishing, fixtures and equipment for the building and the theaters, including coordinating with the general contractor on storage and delivery of FF&E. The Project Manager will also work with The Flea’s staff to research and hire contractors for owner purchased building systems, such as Security, IT, and Elevator Service, as well as work with the general contractor to schedule the installation of these systems. This person will also manage the punch list of the building, including all of the theaters and other spaces, and equipment upon substantial completion of the building. They will work with The Flea’s staff to plan and manage the physical move and installation of existing equipment from The Flea’s current location and storage spaces to their new home, as well as manage The Flea’s exit out of its current home.

This is a full-time work load and the candidate must be available for daytime meetings with the general contractor, architect and Flea staff, but will be able to work from home on days when they are not needed on-site.

Competitive salary plus benefits. If interested, please email resume, cover letter, salary history and 2 professional references to Carol Ostrow, Producing Director,


There are currently no internship positions available at The Flea Theater. Thank you for your interest, and please continue to check back for future opportunities! We’d love to have you in The Flea family.