Pittsburgh Opera has an immediate opening for a Manager of Individual Giving/Major Gifts Officer. See below for a full job description and information on how to apply.
Pittsburgh Opera is looking for Student Ambassadors for the 2018-19 season! See below for a full description and information on how to apply.
Reporting to the Director of Development (DOD), the Manager of Individual Giving/Major Gifts Officer serves as a key leadership team member and is involved in all individual giving fundraising initiatives in partnership with the Director of Development, General Director, and Individual Giving and Data Associate. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Pittsburgh Opera’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Manager of Individual Giving/Major Gifts Officer will assist in the design and implementation of a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual support.
The position will focus on maintaining and building a portfolio of donors, qualifying and soliciting annual fund and major gifts prospects, cultivating current donors and accomplishing a prescribed number of face to face visits with potential donors each fiscal year. The position assumes a supervisory role of the Individual Giving and Data Associate.
- Achieve the budgeted goals for contributed income through gifts from individuals, including new and renewed gifts from members of the Opera’s various constituencies, as well as family foundations and the general public.
- Support and partner with the Director of Development, General Director, and board members on all individual giving fundraising initiatives.
- Actively work with the Director of Development and members of Senior Staff to develop and implement a comprehensive individual giving strategy.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 3 to 5 years of professional experience in a fundraising capacity; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources),
- Tangible experience of having solicited and closed five and six-figure gifts,
- High energy and passion for Pittsburgh Opera’s mission is essential ,
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships; patron focused,
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail,
- Proficiency in donor/customer relationship management software, such as Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura (preferred), and the components of Microsoft Office; familiarity with basic bookkeeping and financial accounting,
- Attendance at performances, rehearsals and events; evening and weekend work is required,
- Required to travel around the region to visit donors and prospects,
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
The position is full-time exempt. Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Benefits include medical, and vision; paid vacation and holidays. The Pittsburgh Opera is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, please respond by email only to Kristin Gatch. Your email should include a cover letter including salary requirements/expectations, your resume, and a brief (1-2 page) writing sample.
Become a Student Ambassador!
Now is a perfect time to become a Student Ambassador, spreading the word about Pittsburgh Opera and enjoying exclusive benefits! Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, and a progressive outlook toward the future that we want you to be a part of.
Even if you don’t know much about opera (yet!), if you’re outgoing and enthusiastic then we’d love to work with you. For those interested in a career in arts marketing or education, becoming a Student Ambassador is great opportunity to gain firsthand experience while enhancing your resume. Student Ambassadors will be asked to hang posters on campus and to be a presence at campus fairs/events. Most importantly, we want to hear YOUR ideas about how best to share Pittsburgh Opera with your fellow students.
As a Pittsburgh Opera Student Ambassador, you’ll receive:
- Complimentary tickets to Opening Night of each of our Benedum Center productions
- Free admission to our Opera Up Close programs, which offer an in-depth look at the upcoming production with the artists that make them happen
- Networking opportunities with your fellow Student Ambassadors and arts professionals.
Please contact us via email letting us know why you would make a great Ambassador and an example of how you’d like to promote the opera on campus. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Pittsburgh Opera Internship Program seeks mutually beneficial relationships with individual interns who are interested in opera, whether from an artistic or an organizational perspective. Each intern will be provided with opportunities to be creative, to accomplish real-life work that furthers the mission of Pittsburgh Opera, and to develop personally and professionally. In return, Pittsburgh Opera will receive valuable assistance that contributes significantly to the organization’s goals.
Internships run at various times throughout the year and are available in several areas, including development, artistic, production, and education.
To apply for an internship, please send a letter of intent, resume, and a letter of reference from an academic advisor to:
Kristin Gatch, Executive Assistant
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
No phone calls, please.