Moorambilla Voices Ltd
Here is a rare opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading arts companies in the essential new role of Development Manager
For over 18 years, Moorambilla Voices Ltd. has been supporting children and young people living in regional and remote NSW to live a life of creative possibilities, through its annual program of residency camps, tours, recordings, skills development workshops and online education modules.
Reporting to the Executive Director, this pivotal role will deliver Moorambilla’s fundraising strategy to increase the Company’s revenue from donors, corporate partners and philanthropic foundations through designing and implementing individual giving campaigns, managing donor circles and events, and identifying and stewarding long-term funding partnerships with corporate partners and philanthropic trusts and foundations.
The role provides a talented, passionate and dynamic professional, with demonstrated experience in fundraising and diverse stakeholder management, the opportunity to directly advocate for and contribute to the growth of the Australian arts and cultural sector. The Development Manager will work with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Board and Communications team to achieve the Company’s artistic, creative and business goals.
We welcome the opportunity to work remotely with candidates who are passionate about offering life-changing arts and cultural experiences to children and youth.
POSITION: Development Manager
TERM: Full Time, 18-month Fixed Term Contract with option to extend by mutual agreement, commence as soon as able.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director.
About the Company
Moorambilla Voices Ltd. is an extraordinary, award winning multi-arts development program engaging talented rural and remote children from the Northwest region of NSW. The program has grown in scope and reach over the past 18 years. It has a history of innovation and excellence that inspires audiences to imagine the world anew – and see that life is full of possibilities.
For almost two decades, Moorambilla Voices has been supporting children and young people to live a life of creative possibilities through its annual program of residency camps, national tours, recordings, skills development workshops and online education modules. Annually, Moorambilla Voices works with over 3,500 children and youth, and over 100 parent volunteers, from over 137 schools and 22 LGAs of regional and remote NSW. In any given year, 30% of Moorambilla participants identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and a high percentage come from disadvantaged communities due to isolation, lack of facilities and educational opportunities.
Through multi-disciplinary arts programs and performances, the Company draws on the cultural legacy and spirit of the country with recognised leaders in our field to spark national conversations on inclusion and respect.
Our impact is far-reaching and profound, inspiring and empowering regional youth to dream big. The Company is built on the core values of:
- Equity and access of opportunity
- Acknowledgement of Australia’s cultural identity through celebrating stories and the landscapes of the region
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Donor Strategy and Stewardship, and Bequests
- Develop and deliver end-to-end philanthropic campaigns (annual giving, major gifts and bequests) to achieve philanthropic targets.
- Secure donations and bequests from prospective donors and manage and steward relationships with existing donors.
- Devise and implement fundraising events.
- Maintain donor records and relationship progress, complying with relevant legislation.
Trusts and Foundations
- Support the Executive Director in writing philanthropic foundation grant applications and acquittals, and manage relationships with current trusts and foundations.
- Research and identify prospective philanthropic opportunities offered through trusts and foundations.
- Work with the Executive Director to identify prospective partners who share Moorambilla’s values and are suitable for long-term partnerships.
- Work with the Executive Director and Communications team to develop tailored corporate partner pitch decks and a business development pipeline for continuous engagement.
- Manage relationships with corporate partners, and work with the Moorambilla team to deliver benefits, events and content activations in-line with partnership agreements.
- Work with the Communications team to ensure appropriate acknowledgement of corporate partners, donors, trusts and foundations, across all publications, digital and marketing materials.
- Attend opening nights and special events as required, occasional regional NSW travel is required.
- Other duties reasonably required by the Executive Director.
- Demonstrated experience in fundraising, securing income from corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations, and donors.
- Exceptional stakeholder relationship management skills including the cultivation and stewardship of donors, and trusts and foundations and corporate partners.
- Strong organisation and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
- Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor communication to different internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment as part of a team and independently.
- Possesses influential networks with prospective corporate organisations, philanthropic individuals, and trusts and foundations (both regionally and nationally).
- Demonstrated experience in writing trust, foundation and government grant applications and acquittals.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications.
- Knowledge of fundraising principles and guidelines, legislation and ethical standards.
- Knowledge and interest in arts and young people, regional and remote communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Applications close COB 4 December, 2023.
Position enquiries to Moorambilla Voices Board Chair, Justine Campbell: email@example.com
Applications must be submitted as one PDF document, emailed to Moorambilla Voices Executive Director, Jacob Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A one page cover letter including your motivations for applying for the position.
- A 2-3 page response addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria.
- A 3 page CV that includes professional experience, qualifications, and contact details for two current referees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Moorambilla is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, mature age workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) people. Please let us know if you would prefer to apply in a different format or if there is any barrier for you in the job application process, as stated.