The Assistant Director participates in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals giving $2,750+ annually. The Assistant Director also cultivates and solicits gifts from an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, manages the Young Associates program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors.
  • Manage Young Associates Program, including solicitation schedule, calendar of activities and events, and other related special projects.
  • Provide staffing support for Young Associates Chairman, including cultivation/solicitation plans for assigned prospects.
  • Manage meetings and activities of the Young Associates Steering Committee.
  • Host during Patron and Young Associates events and entertain assigned prospects individually
  • Participate in the development of strategies to engage donors and prospects to encourage increased involvement and secure increased gifts.
  • Assist Patrons – in person, via telephone, mail, and email – by addressing concerns and providing customer service, both overall and more specifically with subscription reassignments.
  • Participate in the execution of group acquisition and cultivation events

Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA degree and 5-7 years of individual fundraising experience; interest in the performing arts.
  • Enthusiastic, detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Excellent written/verbal and computer skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with fundraising database systems such as Raiser’s Edge; knowledge of Tessitura preferred
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

Physical Demands:

  • The Metropolitan Opera is a performance venue that requires employees working in the building to be fully vaccinated. Due to the nature of this role, you must be fully vaccinated and receive a COVID-19 booster shot, if you are eligible, at the time your employment is scheduled to start.
  • Energetic team player who works well with all personality types.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Evening and weekend work required.

The Metropolitan Opera believes that diversity is critical to our success and growth as a leading performing arts institution and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.

The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.*

Job Type: Full-time