Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Company: Los Angeles Opera

Lindauer is proud to partner with Los Angeles Opera in their search for a Director of Major and Planned Giving.

LA Opera, one of the world’s leading opera companies, is seeking a Director of Major and Planned Gifts to build a 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 Gifts 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.

LA Opera 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 stagings of the classics. 

Mainstage performances take place at the historic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and LA Opera is a resident company at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Individuals of identities that are underrepresented in arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.

To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Vice President Carmel Napolitano at