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Director, Engagement and Development

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Strategic communications, partnerships and marketing leadership of an Australian icon
  • NSW Public Service Senior Executive Band 1 role

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic Australian institution that embodies beauty, inspiration and the liberating power of art and ideas. Our vision is to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself. Our mission is twofold: to treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations and to inspire and strengthen the community through everything we do.

As the Director, Engagement and Development, you’ll be joining the Executive Team at this exciting time of renewal, with a $250 million in capital works program under way.  In this role, you will lead a team of about 70 people and the development of whole-of-business strategies and operations for marketing, brand, communications, media relations, corporate sponsorship, philanthropy, and special events. You will be a key partner in providing advice to the Trust, Chief Executive and Executive Team in balancing a diverse community of stakeholders, from artists, audiences, donors, sponsors and tourists.

We are seeking an experienced executive who has developed and led successful communications, marketing, philanthropic and corporate sponsorship strategies for a large and complex organisation, effectively managed multiple stakeholders, and created a culture of high performance in the arts, tourism or corporate services.

It is essential that you have tertiary qualifications and are committed to your ongoing professional development.

This is a rare opportunity to play a significant role in the evolution of an iconic Australian institution.

Applications close: Wednesday, 4 April 2018 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Sarah Beresford of Derwent Executive on +61 2 9223 1855 quoting job reference 23403.

To apply for this position and obtain a Role Description, please go to

Your application should include a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability.

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Opportunity Type
Full Time
Arts Administration / Management

New South Wales Sydney

Pay information
> $100,000
Closing Date


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