Opera Theater of Pittsburgh announces a search for the full-time position of Development Director. The Development Director will report to the General Manager and the General and Artistic Director, and to the Board. Strong development skills and experience in the non-profit world are a pre-requisite; excellent writing skills essential. An appreciation of opera is preferred. Salary and generous benefits package commensurate with experience; salary expected to be in the low $40s, additional benefits package includes health (medical, dental, vision) and pension. Position open immediately until filled. Send e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please).
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Opera Theater has a small and dedicated full-time staff, who work in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere in its offices in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. The Development Director is expected to have significant say in other areas of the company's operations, from strategic planning to marketing and creative business solutions. Opera Theater plans to expand its activities to include a summer festival in Belgium; some knowledge of French may be an advantage, but is not required.
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh: With an annual budget of $650,000, OTP is nationally recognized as a producer of innovative and contemporary operas. Opera Theater's primary performing activities take place during SummerFest, a three week festival of opera, musical theater and concert performances. These are produced each July in the beautiful Art Deco spaces of Pittsburgh's Twentieth Century Club.
Opera Theater crosses boundaries in the arts, seeking to reach out to new, younger, and more diverse audiences. Opera Theater performs almost exclusively in English, with an emphasis on new works, American works, and traditional works performed in innovative ways. Additional programming events during the year include The Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, the SummerFest Europe International Voice Competition in Belgium, and extensive educational programs, including the "Opera Tots!" preschool program, middle and high school educational initiatives, and a summer Young Artists Training Program.