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Director of Philanthropy – Australian Youth Orchestra

Organisation : Australian Youth Orchestra

Location : Melbourne, Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 6 Dec, 2021

About the role

The AYO relies on philanthropic income to help nurture the development and creativity of young musicians, directly contributing to the future of Australian orchestral music. They now seek a dynamic and creative fundraising professional with a passion for and interest in music and the work of the AYO, as their new Director of Philanthropy. The Director will lead all philanthropic activity, further developing and helping to build a broader pipeline of prospective donors to the company and building new relationships that will effectively promote the AYO and attract support for the organisation.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a strategic approach to philanthropy, with a track record in the cultivation and solicitation of major donors. Strong negotiation and presentation skills will ensure a capacity to work closely and effectively with senior management, Board members and high level volunteers.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Youth Orchestra

The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) occupies a special place in the musical culture of Australia, where one generation of brilliant musicians inspires the next, where aspiring musicians get a taste of life as professional musicians, and where like-minded individuals from all over the country gather for intense periods to learn from each other, study and perform. On the world stage, AYO has established itself as a cultural ambassador for Australia on twenty-three international tours since its first in 1970. Today, countless AYO alumni are members of some of the finest professional orchestras worldwide.

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: Director of Philanthropy - Australian Youth Orchestra via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture

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