Salary Survey 2019

Development Associate

Organisation : Sydney Opera House

Location : Sydney (Sydney Opera House)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Operations Management, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Arts & Culture, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Government

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $72,821 plus 9.5% super; 5 weeks annual leave

Application Closing Date : 26 Apr, 2019

About the Role

The Development Associate supports the growth of the Opera House’s philanthropy program to secure the Opera House’s position as an institution for the public good, through:

  • Managing a comprehensive donor care program that enables the Philanthropy team to deliver focussed, personalised, authentic interactions with major donors and annual donors that are designed to increase the donor’s commitment to the Opera House and to maximise donor retention and lifetime value to the Opera House; and
  • Managing philanthropy operations to enable the Philanthropy team to operate effectively and to provide accountability and transparency about the Opera House’s philanthropy operations to donors; Opera House management and executive; and external stakeholders.

Download the role description for more information about the role and its requirements.

The Development Associate role supports ambitious targets for the Opera House’s philanthropy operation to secure donors and gifts. The targets are tied to the Opera House’s major upgrades that form part of the decade of renewal that we launched in 2013 at our 40th anniversary and that culminates in a major program centred on our 50th anniversary in 2023. The role’s focus and targets are underpinned the Opera House’s approach to philanthropy which is that revenue gains arise over time out of relationships of mutual understanding and donor affinity with our vision, mission and priorities.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Sydney Opera House

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 of artists, audiences and visitors; and To inspire, and strengthen the community, through everything we do. For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : RD_-_Development_Associate

For details concerning this role, please contact

Crispin Rice

Email :

  • Applicants are asked to include an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience and how they relate to the requirements and capabilities for the role.

  • Applicants are also asked to address their suitability in a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the following two targeted questions

    • Tell us about improvements you have made in fundraising and/or business processes in your current job, what issue did they address, what value did they add, how did you get them implemented. (max 300 words)

    • Describe a project that you have led or were involved with from start to finish, how you kept track of progress against goals and timeline, how you managed changed goals or delays, and what the outcome was. (max 300 words)

  • Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online will be considered for this position. Please contact the Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679 should you have any technical enquiries.

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing or temporary roles of the same standard that may become available over the next twelve months.

  • Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability.

  • To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

  • Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment.

  • Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

Please quote in application: Development Associate via Pro Bono Australia.


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