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Development Coordinator

Organisation : Bell Shakespeare

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Events, Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 23 Jun, 2021

About the role

One of Australia’s foremost theatre companies, Bell Shakespeare has an exciting opportunity for a Development Coordinator to join the team and support our philanthropic and corporate partnerships activity. The Development team looks after Bell Shakespeare’s critical relationships with philanthropic donors, corporate partners and trust and foundations, and is responsible for generating significant income for the Company.  

This is an excellent role for a candidate looking to start their career in the performing arts. It requires a driven individual who will ensure all administrative and support tasks are delivered to the team’s highest standards. The role includes donor stewardship and administration, event support and logistics, database management, researching and identifying potential prospective partners and funding bodies, managing and processing existing partnerships benefits including ticketing, and day-to-day administrative tasks to support our stakeholders. As a part of the Development team, this role will also be required to attend Opening Night functions, corporate and donor hospitality events, cultivation dinners, and the annual fundraising Gala. Some evening and weekend work will be required. 

Who you are 
The role would suit someone who thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment, with the ability to juggle multiple events and projects at any one time. You will be an exceptionally organised, detail-oriented self-starter who is personable, warm, collaborative, creative, enjoys working with spreadsheets and data, and will contribute to a positive team culture.  

As part of the Bell Shakespeare team, you will 

  • Receive complimentary tickets to all Bell Shakespeare productions 
  • Receive ongoing professional development  
  • Be based in a great location in The Rocks 
  • Have the opportunity to work within major performing arts venues, including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Canberra Theatre Centre  


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare is Australia’s national theatre company specialising in the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Founded in 1990 with the dream of sharing Shakespeare’s plays in a way that was relevant and exciting to all Australians, the company has evolved further than its visionary founder, John Bell AO, could have hoped.   

Today, Bell Shakespeare tours major theatre productions, education programs and outreach initiatives to every state and territory in Australia and beyond. Performing and teaching in theatres, schools, juvenile justice centres and regional and remote communities, the company enjoys unrivalled reach and impact, further extending its influence through innovative digital programs.  

How to apply

Position Description : Development-Coord-PD

Please send your application for the attention of Debra Reinecke, Head of Marketing and Development to by Wednesday 23 June 2021

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a response to the essential criteria as listed in the position description (no more than 1 page) and an example of a piece of professional writing you’ve written for an important stakeholder or event such as a receipt letter, invitation, letter (no more than 1 page). 

Any applications received which do not include all requirements cannot be considered for the role. 

Bell Shakespeare is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants with the appropriate qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position. 


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



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