Huntington Theatre Company

264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
January 03, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Database Administrator


The Development Database Administrator is an integral member of the Huntington Theatre Company’s Development team and is responsible for the maintenance and usage of development data associated with all fundraising activities and initiatives. This position will provide critical support in tracking, acknowledging and recognizing donations, reporting on progress against goals for the development team, and generating output and lists for mailings, event invitations, and program books, etc. The individual in this role will maintain a high level of data accuracy, confidentiality, and will cultivate a strong base of knowledge in Tessitura functionality.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Maintain the integrity of the Tessitura database of Development and take the lead on ensuring quality control and consistent data entry processes

- Set up and maintain development campaigns, funds and appeals and track all outbound cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts of the Development Department.

- Proactively seek to expand Tessitura knowledge and understanding by utilizing the Tessitura network, user groups, conference, and industry peers

- Conduct all gift entry and processing including processing credit card charges, check entry, gifts of stock and multi-year pledges

- Conduct all other data entry including creating new customer records and households, and updating contact information, research, relationships, etc.

- Generate and send all gift acknowledgements in an accurate and timely manner

- File and maintain physical backup of gifts and pledges applying knowledge of document retention requirements

- Regularly generate departmental status report to measure progress against fundraising goals

- Work with gift officers and special events staff to generate mailing lists and merge lists for direct mail and email appeals, as well as event invitation lists, invoices, and pledge reminders

- Reconcile with Finance Department monthly or more frequently as requested/needed

- As the department expert provide guidance, training and support to development staff regarding utilization of the Tessitura database

- Document all database and gift processing procedures and keep them up to date and accessible



    • Three plus years previous fundraising database experience; preferably with Tessitura
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) required
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy and computational skills
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
    How To Apply:

    Interested candidates, please send letter of interest, resume and salary expectations to:

    Nina Nicolosi

    Director of Human Resources

    Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.

    281 Huntington Avenue

    Boston, MA 02115

    The Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Affirmative Action.

    Additionally, the company provides health, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

    Apply by:
    February 20, 2019
    About this Organization:

    The Huntington Theatre Company engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

    Founded in 1982 and led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

    The Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.