Development Assistant

Young Concert Artists | New York, New York


Young Concert Artists, Inc., founded in 1961, is the premier organization in the world for the discovery and promotion of young classical musicians.  YCA's legendary achievements over the past half-century include launching the careers of Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Murray Perahia, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Dawn Upshaw, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Richard Goode, Anne-Marie McDermott, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Jeremy Denk and over 250 other soloists, ensembles and composers, who today have a vital presence in the music world.  The organization holds annual Young Concert Artists International Auditions; presents a concert series in New York and Washington DC; has an educational outreach program; and provides management services to its current artists and composers.  The organization has a staff of 14.

Job Summary

Young Concert Artists, a unique non-profit organization founded in 1961 dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of extraordinary classical musicians, seeks a detail-oriented, organized, people-oriented assistant to the development department.

The development assistant is part of a team of three charged with raising $2 million annually.  Reporting to the two Development Managers, the development assistant also works closely with the founding Director of YCA, Susan Wadsworth, and Executive Director, Mark Hayman, and frequently interacts with Board members, donors, and VIPs, thus requiring poise and affability. 


Responsibilities include:

  • processing and acknowledging contributions;
  • maintaining donor records and donor listings;
  • guest list management for over 30 concerts, events, fundraisers, and board meetings in New York and Washington, D.C. annually;
  • work on Benefit evenings with live and silent auctions; and
  • coordination of numerous mailings including the Young Concert Artists Series brochure, holiday appeal, fiscal year end appeal, and concert, reception, Gala, and special event invitations; attending concerts and special events.


  •  Bachelor's degree
  •  superb attention to detail
  •  1 to 2 years of professional experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  •  proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher 
  •  ability to master our specialized fundraising software and manage multiple projects at once
  •  interest in classical music
  •  ability to work occasional evenings and weekends


Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits including paid vacation, summer Fridays, office closure between December 24 and January 1, 403(b) pension plan, flexible spending accounts, medical, and dental insurance.

How to Apply

To apply, email cover letter and resume

Young Concert Artists


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations