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Organisation : Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $80k - $85k pro rata plus super

Application closing date : 8 Oct, 2019

About the role

We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate and proven Fundraising Manager (.8 FTE) to implement and further develop an existing fundraising strategy. Our ideal candidate is an experienced fundraiser with expertise in approaching individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsors, ideally with existing contacts and insights into the current landscape of philanthropy in Australia and specifically Victoria and Melbourne. 

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Working with the CEO and General Manager to review and optimise CAP’s existing fundraising strategy, making suggestions to improve our current practices and approaches 
  • Reviewing and finalising current fundraising assets, specifically the CAP Case for Support and Supporters Information Kit
  • Achieve fundraising targets via proactive and strategic delivery of the fundraising strategy 
  • Proactively identify key trusts and foundations who could support CAP’s vision, incorporate key application dates into the fundraising strategy and draft applications in consultation with the CEO and Fundraising Sub-Committee 
  • Create and administer a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, with funding streams including individuals, major gifts, corporates, community and all levels of government 
  • Identify best-fit CRM and develop into a comprehensive fundraising database 
  • Work closely with the marketing manager to deliver campaigns, content and assets directed toward fundraising outcomes including developing and embedding case studies, impact reporting and messaging in all communications to relevant audiences
  • Develop content for all Trust and Foundation reporting including partner briefings 
  • Manage funder and partner events with the support of the CAP team
  • Identify and develop methods of knowledge sharing within the precinct to support building fundraising organisational capacity within the tenant community 
  • Proactively develop pilot projects to support the tenant community alongside potential funding sources 

Selection Criteria 

  • Proven experience as a Fundraising Manager or other relevant role, especially in the arts and community sectors 
  • Proven experience in sales and/or marketing and managing relationships with key donors / clients 
  • Skilled relationship builder with extensive experience managing stakeholders and the ability to ensure a collaborative organisational approach to development 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities 
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes 
  • Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset 
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills 

Desirable criteria 

  • Experience in small teams and/ or start-up environment 
  • Self Starter 
  • Experience developing sponsorship packages and reporting 
  • Understanding of the arts industry and funding climate 
  • Understanding of the not-for-profit arts sector 
  • Experience in Capital Works campaigns and the building industry, especially in a heritage context 
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal arts funding environment 

For more information, contact Jacquelin Low, General Manager Email 


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd

Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd 

Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd (CAP) delivers vibrant, cross-disciplinary creative precincts that provide spaces and support for not-for-profit small to medium creative organisations and individuals. Our first major project has been the redevelopment of the former Collingwood Technical School site into the new Collingwood Arts Precinct. The Collingwood precinct has secured more than $8 million in support from the philanthropic sector and is due to open to the public in early 2020. CAP is seeking the right person to broaden and deepen our supporter base as we work to develop new assets, facilities and opportunities to support the creative community in Collingwood and beyond. 

Our mission We catalyse creative contexts, building the capacity for artists, creative practitioners and cultural organisations to grow and develop by offering spaces and resources that allow artists to engage with each other and with the wider community. 

Our values Our four core values are embedded into the way we plan, deliver, communicate and interact. 

  • Focus / We are focused on the contemporary arts as a vehicle for community and cultural development. We believe that bold, visible creativity defines a city, and that a strong and independent culture of creativity defines a great city.
  • Resilience and resourcefulness / We are uniquely equipped to act as a buffer to a vulnerable section of the arts ecology by carefully and creatively using every resource we can secure. We are able to respond to change and make things work. 
  • Commitment / We are committed to caring for art, artists and arts organisations everyday and into the future. We nurture, challenge and protect our spaces, team and community. 
  • Openness / We are curious listeners and active contributors, valuing diverse experiences and perspectives. We believe in embedded accessibility, expressed through financial, physical, technological and communication design principles and practice. 

Our Workplace CAP is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive organisation and cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. CAP recognises that in order to attract and retain the best people, we need to be a great place to work. Our strengths as an employer are the dynamic and vibrant workplace and in offering a flexible, adaptable workplace that supports our employees in their professional and personal life. In this way, CAP is committed to ensuring that staff and consultants work in the best way to contribute to the wellbeing of themselves, their co-workers, their family and their community. 

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Please quote in application: Fundraising Manager via Pro Bono Australia.




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