The Los Angeles Opera, one of the world’s leading opera companies, is committed to making the arts and opera a vibrant part of all Los Angeles communities. The company is dedicated to bringing artistic excellence to the stage and throughout the community by presenting world-class opera that includes imaginative new productions, world premiere commissions, and inventive staging’s of the classics.
A resident company at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles, the LA Opera’s mainstage performances take place at the historic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Special community performances and Off Grand performances — of new music theater pieces and classical concerts — take place throughout the city. Performances range from classics to world premieres, and movie directors are often invited to stage their own operatic visions during the Opera’s September through June season.
LAO is seeking a Director of Major and Planned Gifts to build both a strong major gift and a sustainable planned giving program. The Director will join a successful development effort that raises close to $40 million annually and will participate in the planning strategy for a $250 million capital and endowment campaign.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Development, the Director will play a key role in building the department’s major gift dollars through their own portfolio and by training and partnering with Major Gift officers. Working closely with LA Opera staff, volunteers, board members, and outside counsel, the successful candidate will cultivate and steward the 100-plus member Bella Voce Society the LA Opera’s established estate giving affinity group.
Individuals of identities that are underrepresented in arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.