Manager, Development Database

New York Philharmonic

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Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Each season the Philharmonic connects with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on its worldwide tours and residencies as well as with its digital recording series; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; and as a resource through its varied education programs and expansive digital archive.

The New York Philharmonic seeks a Manager, Development Database to function as the Tessitura database expert for the Development Team.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Serving as the liaison between IT and Development to effectively communicate Development needs.

  • Overseeing simultaneous Tessitura projects and managing timelines.

  • Working with Development staff to determine Key Performance Indicators and creating tools to evaluate these KPIs.

  • Building dashboards in Tessitura Analytics to interpret data to drive strategy.

  • Executing lists and extractions for Development staff, including for event invitations.

  • Assisting with data hygiene projects to maintain database integrity.

  • Providing support to the Development Operations team, including processing gifts when needed.

  • Developing training materials for Tessitura best practices, onboarding new hires, fielding staff questions, and continuously training staff on additional functionality.

  • Working with colleagues across the organization to develop systematic data management and to ensure fluidity of data sharing and mining.

  • Being active in the Tessitura community and continuing education for knowledge sharing, latest trends, new features, and opportunities for data.

  • Miscellaneous duties as required.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with three to five years of non-profit experience, preferably within a Development Department. Solid understanding of Tessitura is essential. Must be a strategic and proactive thinker with strong oral and written communication and project management skills. Proficiency with MS Excel and Office Suite.

The New York Philharmonic offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, long term disability insurance, generous vacation and sick days, 403(B) plan match, commuter benefits, and more.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectations to

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

Posted on December 31