New Native Theatre (NNT) is hiring a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Grants & Development Manager to work closely with the Artistic Director and staff team to ensure fundraising can carry out New Native Theatre’s artistic and administrative programming. We are seeking a seasoned philanthropic and government grant writer (NEA & MN arts agencies) and project manager with experience in individual giving.

The ideal candidate will have the experience and initiative to play an instrumental role in helping to continue to grow and diversify the organization’s funding portfolio.

NNT’s mission is to create pathways into meaningful careers in the performing arts for American Indians from tribally affiliated backgrounds. NNT has created authentic and transformative plays and events through the lens of the Native American experience. New Native Theatre is a new way of looking at, thinking about, and staging Native American stories.

If you have a goal to work with Native artists and community in an environment that prioritizes the strengths and ingenuity of indigenous peoples rather than trying to make Native artists and community fit into the rigid box of historic American theater practices; if you prioritize working to see Native artists and community succeed by encouraging their creative strengths stemming from their lived experiences in Native communities; if you have a strong world view and practice of maturity and self-care rooted in indigenous value systems; and if you want to use the powerful tools of theater to add to the strength of Native communities and tribal nations, then please consider applying for this full-time positions with benefits.

This position will be able to work from home during the duration of the pandemic but expected to work in person after the pandemic; therefore, out of state applicants are only encouraged to apply if Minnesota is their primary state of residence.

Hiring immediately, please send resume and cover letter to Artistic Director Rhiana Yazzie, Please do not send personal messages via text or social media apps.

This is not an entry level position. Compensation: full-time salaried at $62,400 with vacation and health benefits. 

Hiring immediately.

Please send a Cover Letter & Resume highlighting your experience, special skills, desire to work at New Native Theatre, and specific experience working in tribal communities.

Submit your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to the Artistic Director, Rhiana Yazzie at by October 30, 2022 (please note hires may happen before this deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply early).  Please no private messages via social media messaging services.

Do not apply for this position if you have a “fascination” with American Indian culture, we will not be a good match for you. We expect you to have work and/or a lived experience with this community and/or have an advanced knowledge of and success working with and among BIPOC communities.

New Native Theatre is a new way of looking at, thinking about, and staging Native American stories. Visit our website at