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Development Associate

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Development Associate. This full-time, hourly position which reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for the maintenance of Director of Development's portfolio files including those in Tessitura; assist Director of Development in the research and cultivation of major gift prospects; provide scheduling and administrative support to the Director of Development; coordinate and implement Board member activities, including Board nominating and development committee meetings; work in collaboration with the Development team to plan dinners and events for Seattle Opera patrons and the Seattle Opera's General Director (GD).

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Director of Education and Community Engagement

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Director of Education and Community Engagement and invites qualified parties to consider this very rare senior leadership opportunity to join the region’s premiere opera company and participate in our mission to produce musically extraordinary, theatrically compelling operas. This is a full-time, salaried position that refers to the General Director regarding artistic goals and objectives and reports to the Executive Director regarding strategic alignment with overall Company goals and administrative accountability. The functions and responsibilities for this position are broad and include development and direction of the Company’s Education programs and activities in order to both build and expand future audiences and enrich the experiences of adult audiences already familiar with opera.

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Development Operations Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Development Operations Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position within the Development Department and is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the Development department, including: data entry practices and procedures, campaign and annual giving reporting and analysis, gift processing, financial forecasting and analysis, acknowledgement and tax summary processing, and pledge billing procedures. The Development Operations Manager serves as a liaison between the Development department and the Finance, IT, and Facilities departments.

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Direct Sales & Telefunding Representative

Bring your voice to the Seattle Opera! Join Seattle Opera for our new, in-house, subscription and fund campaigns. Applicants must be articulate, motivated, dependable, and detail & customer-service oriented. Previous telephone/sales experience preferred. 20 hours weekly; day/eve shifts. Hourly, plus commission, plus perks and bonuses. Excellent earning potential based on performance. Contact: Dan Murphy 206-676-5802.

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