Artspace is one of Australia’s leading interdisciplinary spaces for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, performances, artist residencies and public programs, Artspace is where artists of all generations test new ideas and shape public conversation. Committed to experimentation, collaboration and advocacy, Artspace’s mission is to enhance our culture through a deeper engagement with contemporary art.
The Development Manager is expected to drive Artspace’s multi-year fundraising strategy which is aligned to the organisation’s strategic plan. There will be a focus on generating sustainable forms of income through benefaction, partnerships, grants, foundations and trusts, and meeting financial targets in a competitive environment.
Working with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, this key role will be responsible for securing funds and supporting organisational initiatives; cultivating leads, identifying opportunities and increasing Artspace’s supporter base; providing exceptional stakeholder management and increasing engagement; and developing proposals and negotiating agreements, and to provide accurate and timely administrative support. The Development Manager is expected to have impeccable writing and communication skills, an excellent understanding of government and the private sector, and an ability to take direction. The position works to the direction of the Deputy Director, who in turn reports to the Executive Director. This position is expected to work collaboratively with the Artspace team to deliver the artistic and business development objectives of the organisation.
POSITION TITLE: Development Manager
HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, with additional hours required from time to time
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Permanent Full-time, subject to a six-month probationary review
• Experience in seeking and securing financial support from individuals, trusts, foundations and government agencies.
• Excellent strategic planning and time management.
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capability to build strong relationships and demonstrated commitment to stakeholder management.
• Exceptional communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
• Highly developed research and analysis skills with attention to detail.
• Self-motivated with highly developed problem-solving skills and ability to respond to ever-changing working demands.
• A knowledge and interest in contemporary arts practice.
1. Response to the Selection Criteria (max two pages)
2. Cover letter addressing why you see yourself in the role (one page)
4. Contact details for two referees
Applications due Wednesday 21 March, 6pm.