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General Manager

Organisation : Friends of The Australian Ballet

Location : Sydney (The Rocks)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Finance & Accounting, Management

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Friends of The Australian Ballet

The Friends of the Australian Ballet (FAB) ( is an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based company limited by guarantee, established in 1973 that has been connecting members and inspiring ballet audiences for almost 50 years. Our goal is to make ballet accessible, inviting and inclusive by connecting ballet lovers to The Australian Ballet Company through behind-the-scenes information, access and events.

FAB is the principal support organisation for the Australian Ballet in NSW and is committed to developing talent through projects and scholarships with The Australian Ballet (TAB), and students of The Australian Ballet School (TABS).

The principal activities of FAB are:

  • Creating a community of friends and ballet lovers by offering behind-the-scenes access to the world of dance through dress rehearsals, events and member engagement.
  • Fund raising through events, including dress rehearsals by The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House, to support TAB and TABS.
  • Building the profile of FAB and delivering strong and diverse membership growth to ensure the continued support to TAB and TABS.

FAB works closely with teams from TAB and TABS to deliver events and activities in association with the programs of both of these organisations. 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of FAB and the 60th anniversary of TAB and will provide a significant opportunity for fundraising and membership growth.

FAB is managed by two distinct part-time positions. These roles are the General Manager and the Events and Marketing Manager. Whilst the Events and Marketing Manager reports to the General Manager, both roles work closely together as an effective, efficient and unified team, with a degree of independence and self-direction based on individual professional experience and skillsets.  Success of this team also requires a significant degree of sharing and follow-through of tasks and maintaining a support for each of the roles.


About the role

The primary purpose of the FAB General Manager is to ensure the comprehensive operational management and administration of the organisation, including business and office systems, legal and contract management, regulatory compliance, human resource management, financial planning and reporting. The General Manager will also contribute to organisational strategy and business development.

This role also includes Membership services including renewals, enquiries and management of the ticketing system, working with the Events and Marketing Manager to develop and publish the monthly newsletter and other general member communications.

Reporting to the Chair of FAB, this is part time role (3 days per week) located in The Rocks, Sydney. 

For a full Position Description, please visit



How to apply

Position Description : FAB GM Position Description May 2022

Applications should respond to the position description, and address the selection criteria and include:

  • A covering letter and current CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • The names and contact details of two referees

Applications should be submitted as a PDF document with your name and the position title as the document’s name and emailed to Please ensure that the subject of the email reads as “General Manager application: name of applicant”

Due to the high volume of expected applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally.

Should you have any further questions regarding this position please contact


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

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support, #Finance_and_Accounting, #Management
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture


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