About LA Opera
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 as we prepare to reopen our doors and again produce a full season of opera, we are hiring for a Development Assistant to provide important support for the fundraising work that makes LA Opera’s productions and programs possible.
This is a full-time, overtime-eligible position with benefits, with a base annual salary range starting at $37,000. Our Development team is based at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. The normal schedule for these positions is Monday through Friday and will also include some weekend and evening work.
Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the Development Assistant is responsible for the management of key donor information and oversees tracking of financial data and management of donor records, donor benefits fulfillment, along with providing other support to the Development department.
Who we’re looking for
We are seeking candidates with some previous administrative experience, strong written and oral communication skills, and a strong aptitude for learning new processes and applications. Prior experience in a nonprofit/fundraising environment is preferred, as is experience with Tessitura or other databases.
Successful candidates will be very organized and detail-oriented and able to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly. Our Development team members “roll up their sleeves” and work in a hands-on way to support one another and the organization, and the right people for this role will thrive in such an environment.
We are committed to a workplace in which everyone has equitable opportunities and support and experiences a sense of belonging, and we are seeking a Development Assistant who demonstrate this commitment.
Individuals of identities that are underrepresented in arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.
Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Development Assistant – [Your Name]”
LA Opera is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any legally protected categories.
Vaccination policy: LA Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company beginning August 9, 2021. Within 24 hours of accepting an offer of employment with LA Opera, individuals must either submit proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID or submit to the human resources department a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination policy. If proof of vaccination is not provided and a request for an exemption is either not submitted or not granted, the offer of employment will be withdrawn. Individuals receiving an offer of employment from LA Opera will be provided the full text of the vaccination policy.