LA Opera (LAO) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that plays a significant role in the cultural life of Southern California. Hundreds of LAO employees and artists help bring to life world-class opera that preserves, promotes, and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.

Our productions are experienced by more than 100,000 audience members each year at our home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. We reach many more through our community and school programs, Off Grand performances in venues across Los Angeles, and On Now digital content.

About the opportunity
Contributed revenue is a primary and critical source of LA Opera’s income, and LA Opera is looking for an Annual Fund Assistant, a key member of our Individual Giving team.

Reporting to the Director of Development Operations and working closely with the Annual Fund Specialist, this role is responsible for the management of donor information, including data processing, managing donor records, and fulfilling donor benefits.

This is a full-time administrative staff position based out of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. Presently there is some hybrid work flexibility, with the possibility of working remotely up to two days a week in many weeks. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, in addition to regular office hours.

The anticipated hourly rate of pay is between $22 and $22.76. This position is eligible to participate in LA Opera benefit programs, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and long-term disability insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan with a company match; cell phone stipend; Employee Assistance Program; subsidized parking or public transit reimbursement; and complimentary and discounted tickets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Daily entry of donations into CRM database (Tessitura).
  • Processing donor acknowledgments: pulling reports and creating mail merges.
  • Managing donor records in database and pulling lists as needed.
  • Managing department invoices and tracking expenses.
  • Overseeing donor dress rehearsal benefit program.
  • Tracking VIP subscription purchases and coordinating seating meetings.
  • Fielding donor inquiries received by phone and email.
  • Staffing members lounge and other special events.

Who we are looking for:
We are seeking candidates with the following:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly learn new workplace applications and follow cybersecurity practices and policies
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly

Demonstrated skill in data analysis is a plus.

We are committed to a workplace in which everyone has equitable opportunities and support and experiences a sense of belonging, and we are seeking an individual who champions and demonstrates this commitment. 

To Apply:
Apply here through our online candidate portal. If you don’t meet all the criteria listed above but you believe you have what it takes to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself in your cover letter.

Individuals of identities that are underrepresented in the fields of fundraising and arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications received by Friday, May 24, 2024, will receive full consideration.