Director of Annual Giving

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and driven by its deep belief in the transformational power of great art and opera. Lyric Opera draws the finest singers, conductors, directors and designers from across the globe in the production and presentation of its core classics, lesser known masterpieces and new works; develops and implements an extensive slate of education activities; and nurtures the next generation of opera talent. Lyric’s 3,563-seat theater makes it the second largest opera auditorium in North America, and the organization will receive the 2017 British-Consul General Award in recognition of its cultural impact in Chicago and beyond.

The Opportunity

Lyric Opera of Chicago is seeking a Director of Annual Giving to join its development team. The Director of Annual Giving will serve as an expert and innovator in annual giving, will lead a team in increasing the percentage of subscribers and ticket buyers, and provide strategic vision in the design of direct mail, email and telefund campaigns. Candidates with 8-12 years’ experience, at least four of those in annual campaigns, are encouraged to apply.

Anne Norton

To apply or nominate qualified candidates, contact Anne Norton, Search Director or complete and submit the form below.

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