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Director of Development

Location : Sydney

Organisation : Sydney Dance Company

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 05-02-2018

About the Role

– Senior role with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company.
– Manage the capital campaign for the Company’s largest infrastructure project to date.
– Lead the Company’s non-ticket income generation

Sydney Dance Company’s mission is to inspire, excite and create connections through contemporary dance of exceptional quality. Our ensemble of 16 dancers, led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, have become one of the world’s strongest forces in contemporary dance.

We are at an exciting moment in our history – we are about to undertake the largest infrastructure project the Company has seen since its inception, with the revitalisation of our home in the historic Wharf 4/5 at Walsh Bay.

2018 will also see us develop and adopt our next five-year strategic plan, which will include the Company’s 50th birthday in 2019, and the infrastructure program will see us set the scene for the next 50 years.

The Director of Development is a key player in a small and collaborative management team who will shape the future of our company. The Director of Development leads and oversees SDC’s non-ticket income generation which is central to the ongoing growth of the organisation. This includes corporate partnerships, philanthropy, major gifts (including from trusts and foundations).

Please note: In order to be considered, applicants must contact AEGEUS to obtain the Information for Candidates pack prior to submitting an application.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Sydney Dance Company

Dance changes you. More than simply witnessing something beautiful, or engaging with culture, to experience dance is to be positively altered. From performances at the Joyce Theatre in New York, to the Grand in Shanghai, the Stanislavsky in Moscow and the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Dance Company has proven that there are no passive observers in a contemporary dance audience. We stand by our mission to inspire, excite and create connections through contemporary dance of exceptional quality.

The reward of truly moving audiences and the raw pride of sharing Australian art with the world has driven our ensemble of 16 dancers, led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, to become one of the world’s strongest forces in contemporary dance. Alongside Bonachela’s original works, our programs have featured guest choreographers from all around the world as well as collaborations with the Sydney Festival, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Jones and composers Bryce Dessner, Nick Wales, 48nord and Ezio Bosso.

Sydney Dance Company has a broad community beyond the practice and performance of our lead dancers. We believe in the universality of dance, and with the largest public dance class program in Australia, we help over 70,000 people a year connect with the grace, strength and creativity that lives within all of us. Our nation-wide education program offers a strategic curriculum targeting primary and secondary students through to career focused study for pre-professional dancers and university graduates.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Bronwyn Edinger

Phone : 02 8006 6795

Email : sydneydance@aegeus.asia

Please note: In order to be considered, applicants must contact Bronwyn Edinger at AEGEUS by email to obtain the Information for Candidates pack prior to submitting an application.


Please quote in application: Director of Development via Pro Bono Australia.


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