Manager, Events & Corporate Partnerships
New York City, NY Development

Department: Development

Schedule: Full-time

Reports to:  Associate Director, Events & Corporate Partnerships 

FLSA: Exempt

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, education, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since our founding in 1974, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. Our new integrated center on the Lower East Side reunites our school and museum in one space to become the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Events & Corporate Sponsorships is a proven fundraising professional and vital part of the development team. The manager works closely with the Associate Director, Events & Corporate Partnerships, to provide support for ICP special events and manage external space rental events to help ICP meet its goals for support. The manager also provides support for corporate membership and sponsorship relationships. The manager works closely with the Associate Director, Events & Corporate Partnerships, the Development team, and staff to anticipate priorities, respond to opportunities and identify project needs, manage deadlines, and build strong relationships with stakeholders. 

The ideal candidate will be a dedicated, detail-oriented, highly organized professional with outstanding interpersonal communication skills and a passion for creating and realizing dynamic events in a fundraising context. 

This position requires frequent evenings and occasional weekends. 

Essential Functions and Duties:


Fundraising Event Planning and Production

Provide support to the Associate Director, Events & Corporate Partnerships for ICP’s internal fundraising events by the following:

  • Maintain event financial reports and donor commitments, budgets, guest lists, seating lists, and seating materials; propose and implement recommendations to improve tracking systems;
  • Ensure creative, high-quality and cost-effective event services by obtaining competitive vendor bids and vendor relationship management;
  • Support effective benefit committees and the participation of staff, committee members, Trustees and other volunteers in events; assist with VIP management and participation including travel arrangements and speaking engagements; 
  • Coordinate venues, entertainment, décor, production, menu planning, auction items, gift bags, etc.; 
  • Coordinate event print schedules and printed materials, i.e., invitations, programs, signage, name tags, seating cards, etc.;
  • Support event logistics, staffing, and volunteer assistance, including recruitment and training;
  • Communicate with internal and external parties on event matters and liaise with marketing staff to promote visibility of events; 
  • Manage correspondence, documents, and mailing relating to events;
  • Liaise with on-site event management, production, load-ins, and close-down for events.
  • Provide additional support including preparing and submitting event check requests, archiving event materials, storage and inventory of event supplies, shipping, and other duties, as needed. 

External Space Rental Events:

 External Space Rental Events:

  • Receive and process rental space inquiries;
  • Liaise between ICP and corporate/rental clients and vendors;
  • Schedule and provide walkthrough of ICP’s rental spaces;
  • Onsite execution of rental events;
  • Manage internal communications and logistics as needed

ICP Special Events

  • Provide support for other (non-fundraiser/special events at ICP, including Late Night ICP, special public programs, and staff events when necessary
  • Support logistics of ICP exhibition openings 

Corporate Sponsorship:

  • Support Associate Director in ICP’s corporate membership program;
  • Schedule corporate funder and prospect meetings and presentations for key staff and help prepare meeting materials including proposals, budgets and reports;
  • Use Raiser’s Edge to track all relevant details on corporate sponsors

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelors Degree

Minimum Experience Requirement:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising events or non-profit development

Additional Competency Requirement (Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tight deadlines;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Team-player;
  • Professional manner and strong interpersonal skills; 
  • Entrepreneurial with the ability to take initiative; 
  • Able to work in a highly sensitive environment where confidentiality is essential;
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, internet research, and Raiser’s Edge.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee may be required to stand for extended periods of time during event execution

Special Environmental Factors: (Nature of the work environment)

  • FULL COVID-19 Vaccination Required
  • Requires regular availability beyond regular office hours for openings and events; regular office hours can be adjusted to accommodate the additional evening/weekend hours;
  • Will work in an open-office environment; must be capable of discretion/confidentiality and a high level of productivity in shared quarters.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • ICP provides its staff with a generous benefits package featuring medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax transit and flexible spending programs, and 403(b) pension plan.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered 
Salary Description
$58,500 - $62,000