Part time Individual Gifts Manager 

May 22, 2023

ANIKAYA is seeking a part time Gifts Manager to plan and execute development efforts focused on individual gifts. The successful candidate will lead efforts to identify, cultivate, and steward new donors, as well as solicit and steward current donors. The ability to build and foster relationships, articulate ANIKAYA’s mission, communicate details about our programming eloquently, help create promotional materials, and conceive compelling giving opportunities are requirements for the role. The Individual Gifts Manager will engage in prospect and donor communication (face to face, phone, written), community building, administrative tasks relating to those activities, and the planning and execution of special events. S/he will keep meticulous records and will report to the Artistic/Executive Director.

ANIKAYA is looking to expand and strengthen our donor base to support our fast growing programming around the world and at home. We expect this role to grow to a full time position with benefits within two years. For the first year we are looking for a 10 hour/week commitment, to be reassessed and possibly expanded after a 6-month review.

Qualified applicants will have:

§  Experience in nonprofit development in the arts, preferably in dance/theater/performance

§  Strong interpersonal skills 

§  Passion for ANIKAYA’s mission and for international exchange and dance/theater/performance

§  Bachelor’s degree 

§  Familiarity with development operations and best practices

§  Strong work ethic and attention to detail

§  Ability to attract and build relationships

§  Ability to work effectively in a small, primarily remote team

This position requires:

§  Experience in non-profit gift solicitation

§  Knowledge of and experience working with donor database software

§  Part-time availability including some evening and weekend events

§  Strong written and verbal skills

ANIKAYA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability. 


ANIKAYA is an internationally and locally-active organization that creates live performances and runs workshops in communities around the world – including Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Palestine, Rwanda and Turkey, as well as Boston, NYC, Washington, DC and other US. 

ANIKAYA’s mission is to break down the perceived boundaries between people, cultures and art forms. ANIKAYA’s work falls into two symbiotic, porous categories – performance and community engagement.  Both come back to one essential change catalyst – kinesthetic empathy. Our work questions the boundaries that we imagine between ourselves, and seeks to break down these imagined walls through an embodied practice of radical empathy.

We are an artist-run organization and all of our projects are created by and for people of all genders and gender presentations, people of color from the US and around the world, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities/disabled people. Our work is always accessible by design, which is an essential and consequential element of the creative process. 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to by July 1, 2023.