Jobs & Internships


The Princeton Festival seeks a part-time Director of Development with flexible hours.

Key responsibilities:

– Lead its Development committee in the creation and hands-on implementation of an overall strategy for development with specific and quantifiable goals tied to key objectives in the company’s strategic plan.
– Focus on individual giving with the stewardship of current donors, and identification, solicitation and cultivation of new potential donors.
– Oversee creation of development material.
– Help mobilize, train, and equip the Board of Trustees in respect of fundraising/development efforts.
– Attend concerts and events as related to development: stewardship and cultivation of donors and prospects.
– Average 20 hours a week, including some weekends.

Ideal qualifications:

– 5+ years experience in non-profit fundraising strategy and execution within a variety of revenue streams, with a deep understanding of foundation relations and donor cultivation.
– Excellent verbal and communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills.
– Proven track record of achieving revenue targets.
– Passionate about the performing arts.
– Preferred Tech requirements:
– MS Word — text and document formatting.
– Mailmerge — track changes, grammar check.
– Excel — data manipulation, data clean up for mailing labels, dedupe data, create charts; nice to know how to create forms, use pivot tables.
– Database — essential to have some database (such as Access) experience, including creating queries and generating reports; Salesforce experience is a big plus!

To apply, submit to [email protected]
– A current resume.
– A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position.
– At least two references from previous employers.



The Princeton Festival affords opportunities for aspiring musicians, stage technicians and arts administrators to work in any number of departments. Interns hone their skills and develop an understanding of their craft by assisting experienced professionals in areas of music, wardrobe, stage technicians, marketing, and administration. To apply for an internship with The Festival, please write to [email protected] with your resumé and a statement of your interests and goals. Weekly stipend.

“The experience of working for an employer in this kind of a close-knit organization just can’t be replicated elsewhere. My job taught me about coordination and responsibility in ways much more direct and immediate than just sitting in a classroom.”

— Elbert Gong, 2015 intern

Videography Intern

We specifically seek a videography intern for the 2019 season to be responsible for creating/editing video clips for Festival marketing. Some experience designing/creating/editing video footage is required, and access to high quality video equipment is necessary. Availability required from May 12 through June 30, 2019. Stipend offered. For inquiries: write to [email protected]