Arts/Culture/Humanities, Development - General, Other
4 Year Degree
OPERA San Antonio is the resident opera company in San Antonio’s Tobin Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2014. OPERA San Antonio presents two major productions a year in the Tobin Center. The company does high quality productions, using sets from such major companies as Seattle Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Houston Grand Opera, and casting established singers who have performed roles at the Metropolitan Opera and other major houses. The company’s goal is to bring “grand opera” to San Antonio after a lapse of many years, which means developing a new audience and doing outreach in the community at large. Because tickets cover less than 50% of total costs, development of philanthropic support is vital. OPERA San Antonio is supported by major foundations and area governments, but must develop a broad base of support.
A Vital Position. OPERA San Antonio seeks a Development Officer to establish an annual giving program and cultivate relationships with individual ticket buyers and medium-sized donors and prospects. The officer will be the staff lead for development responsibilities, and will report directly to the Managing Director or the Chairman/CEO. The officer will maintain the giving database and work with management and the board to identify patrons and implement a comprehensive development strategy. Financial objections will be clearly defined and mutually established.
A Bachelor’s degree with good academic record
Two years’ experience in Development roles, preferably with Arts Organizations
Excellent communication and writing skills
Self-starter with ability to work non-traditional business hours
To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references to:
OPERA San Antonio P.O. Box 2641 San Antonio, TX 78299-2641
Deadline to submit resume: May 31, 2019
About OPERA San Antonio
OPERA San Antonio is the resident company in San Antonio's Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2014. The company does high quality productions, using sets from such major companies as Settle Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Houston Grand Opera, and casting established singers who have performed roles at the Metropolitan Opera and other major houses. OPERA San Antonio presents two major productions a year in the Tobin Center.