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Chief Development Officer

Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera
United States
$58,297.94 - $168,442.69 a year - Full-time


United States

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  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

Does having the opportunity to make an impact on a growing arts community inspire you? Are you an individual who is creative and self-directed with exceptional communication skills? Is building your own team exciting to you?

Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera, HALO, is looking for a Chief Development Officer with extensive experience to continue cultivating and expanding the organization’s financial capacity. The successful candidate will work closely with the General and Artistic Directors to identify and engage current and prospective donors, foundations, grant opportunities, and community relationships. This position requires a dynamic leader capable of increasing financial commitment to the organization, as well as creating an environment for HALO to thrive.

If this position sounds of interest, there’s a place for you here at HALO! We are a diverse, progressive, and collaborative team, committed to creativity, quality, and community engagement.

General Information

  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Employment Type: Full-time, flexible work arrangements (on-site and remote)
  • Positions available: 1


  • Maintain and grow HALO’s donor base.
  • Identify, write, and submit grants.
  • Secure corporate sponsorships.
  • Fundraise and develop other revenues necessary to support HALO’s mission.
  • Build a team to contribute to the strategic development of the organization.
  • Work with other HALO staff on ad hoc projects as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Familiarity with Kindful and/or other CRM donor database management systems.
  • Excellent grant writing skills and proven success of grant acquisition.
  • Managerial skills.
  • Previous fundraising/revenue generating work.

Skills That Set You Apart

  • Knowledge about and passion for the performing arts
  • Existing network of donors

If you don’t have the skills above, don’t be discouraged—no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think, so please apply!

About HALO

At HALO, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to access and appreciate live theatre—that live theatre is for everyone.Our mission is to engage with the entire Lowcountry community by presenting quality art and artists in performances ranging from large-scale productions to intimate conversations. Now entering its third season of operation, this aggressively growing arts organization is changing lives, elevating expectations, and amplifying the necessity of having professional performing arts in Charleston.


HALO rewards our employees for their contributions to our mission in many ways, from a competitive salary and bonuses, to flexible hours, and the ability to work remotely.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $58,297.94 - $168,442.69 per year


  • Self-determined schedule

Work Location: Multiple Locations