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Director of Development

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Director of Development




Pacific Chorale, the Grammy-nominated resident chorus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California  seeks a qualified nonprofit development professional to serve as its Director of Development.

The Director of Development works directly with the President to identify, cultivate, and engage Pacific Chorale’s patrons to achieve our $1.5 million annual fundraising goals and to build and nurture a thriving community of passionate supporters. This person is charged with 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.

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To apply for this position, please visit: to submit the online application form for the “Director of Development” position and upload a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and interest for this position and current résumé or CV.   Please attach all documents as .doc or .pdf formats.

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.