Job Details


Jun 10, 2022



Closing Date

Jul 10, 2022

Contact Name

Amanda Wheeler, Head of Development

Contact Email Address

Adelaide Festival

Philanthropy Executive - Foundations and Grants

We’re looking for a Philanthropy Executive – Foundations and Grants to join us as we enter a new era of Adelaide Festival – Australia’s preeminent arts festival – under the new leadership of Kath M Mainland CBE (Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne’s RISING) and British arts leader Ruth Mackenzie CBE (Holland Festival, Manchester Festival, London Olympics, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris).

The Philanthropy Executive – Foundations & Grants is a full-time role with a focus on generating income and achieving Adelaide Festival’s philanthropic targets and engagement objectives. This role services all Major Foundation Partners, including Foundation Adelaide Festival (FAF).

The Philanthropy Executive is responsible for developing relationships with philanthropic foundations and trusts through retention and growth of existing major foundation partners, the cultivation of new relationships, and the exploration of existing donors who may have family foundations. This role is responsible for facilitating deep engagement with trustees and grants managers, along with the coordination of proposals, communication, reporting and renewals.

Please see the position description for further information.

Applications must be submitted via email to and should include a cover letter detailing your relevant experience in line with the position description and your CV.

Applications will be accepted and assessed from Thursday 9 June, 2022.

For more information please contact:Amanda WheelerHead of Development, Adelaide Festivale. +61 (0)8 8216 4439