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Donor Relations & Stewardship Lead – Opera Australia

Organisation : Opera Australia

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 18 Jun, 2021

About the role

Opera Australia’s Development Department manages an integrated philanthropy, corporate development and engagement program to maximise individual giving and sponsorship in support of production and access activities.  The company now seeks a Donor Relations & Stewardship Lead to join this high performing team, who will be responsible for managing and providing a strategic framework for both donor stewardship and donor prospecting.  The Donor Relations & Stewardship Lead will also support the work of major giving by focusing on donor retention and growing the donor pool.


You are a resilient, adaptable and driven individual with experience in fundraising-related activity or account management and high level stakeholder engagement. This may have been gained in the cultural, broader not for profit or the corporate sector. Your high level relationship management and communication skills will be matched by a very high level of attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and manage a number of projects and activities at once. A passion and enthusiasm for Opera Australia, its work, aspirations and values is vital.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Opera Australia

Opera Australia - a performing arts company with a mission to perform some of the greatest music ever written to as many people as possible.


Opera Australia (OA) is Australia’s flagship opera company. OA is dedicated to delivering outstanding performances as the resident company at the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House, and through touring across the country.  OA has a range of major projects supporting the future of opera as a contemporary offering, extending the reach of its art-form to new and emerging audiences and of connecting appropriately with specific communities around the nation.

How to apply

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact Jocelyn Kelty, Director, Richmond Associates, Australia Office on +61 (0)2 8218 2185, or by email at Further information can also be downloaded from the Richmond Associates website at


Please quote in application: Donor Relations & Stewardship Lead - Opera Australia via Pro Bono Australia.



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