Director of Development
Pacific Chorale seeks a qualified nonprofit development professional to serve as its Director of Development. The Director of Development collaborates with the President to identify, cultivate, and engage Pacific Chorale’s patrons to achieve our $2 million annual fundraising goals and to build and nurture a thriving community of passionate supporters. This person is charged with developing and leading the annual fundraising plan, including guiding the annual fund campaign and facilitating major gift solicitation and stewardship. In addition, this person will plan and manage the Chorale’s annual major fundraising events and several other small donor cultivation and stewardship events throughout the year.
This position demands a very hands-on role, perfect for the fundraiser who is confident soliciting major donors, while also comfortable preparing mailings, combing the database, and managing the minutia of a small development department. Qualified candidates will bring an entrepreneurial approach to enlist new strategies to acquire, renew, retain, and recognize our valued patrons. They will have a demonstrated record of retaining and stewarding current major donors and for cultivating new donors. They will possess a deep knowledge and understanding of leveraging CRM platforms as a development resource, preferably with experience working with the Tessitura system. This dynamic fundraising professional will be a seasoned, unflappable development leader who thrives working in a highly collaborative team environment and interfacing with highly passionate and dedicated patrons.
Teaching Artist – Pacific Chorale Academy
Pacific Chorale Academy is a unique after-school choir program which combines music education and character building, offered free to students in grades 2-6 at selected partner sites. Resident teaching artists lead weekly rehearsals which focus on persistence, teamwork, and responsibility along with musical skills. See full job description for application details.
Accompanist – Pacific Chorale Academy
Pacific Chorale Academy is a unique after-school choir program which combines music education and character building, offered free to students in grades 2-6 at selected partner sites. Accompanists assist with weekly rehearsals which focus on persistence, teamwork, and responsibility along with musical skills. See full job description for application details.
ABOUT PACIFIC CHORALE
The mission of Pacific Chorale is to inspire our community through artistry and innovation in choral music performances and education programs.
Located in Costa Mesa, California, the Grammy-nominated Pacific Chorale has delighted national and international audiences with concerts of great choral music performed at the highest musical standards since 1968. Under the artistic leadership of Robert Istad, the organization produces a series of concerts each year at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where it serves as the resident choir. Pacific Chorale is recognized for exceptional artistic expression, preserving, and performing classical choral music as well as presenting stimulating American- focused programming. In addition to its own substantial performance season and long-standing partnership with Pacific Symphony, the Chorale is sought regularly to perform with the nation’s leading symphonies, having performed with such renowned American ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Musica Angelica. In July 2023, Pacific Chorale will tour Germany, Austria and England.
Pacific Chorale is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively and enthusiastically seeks a diverse pool of candidates.