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Business Development Manager

Organisation : Tantrum Youth Arts

Location : NSW Regional (Newcastle)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Tantrum Youth Arts

Tantrum is the leading youth arts organisation in the Hunter region, a not-for-profit co-operative and a registered charity. Tantrum exists to amplify the voices of young people through creativity. Through our workshops, programs and performances, Tantrum makes young people feel confident, connected, creative and heard.

We provide creative opportunities for young people through weekly workshops, in-school programs and community-engaged performance-making projects. We are known for our bold, ambitious performance works which have activated places and spaces across Newcastle and the Hunter region. All of our theatre and performance work is created through a youth-led collaborative process, empowering young people to be creators and to share their ideas with the community.

Tantrum is for every young person but especially those who feel left out, like they don’t belong or that their voices aren’t being heard. We provide a safe, inclusive space for all young people to connect, create and grow. We work hard every day to support disadvantaged young people to take part in and benefit from our programs.

About the role

  • Work for the Hunter’s leading youth arts organisation
  • Join us at an exciting stage in our journey – help us shape and grow our future
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Additional paid ‘Wellbeing Leave’ annually

The Business Development Manager is responsible for developing and executing a diversified fundraising strategy for Tantrum which is aligned with our Strategic Plan. The Business Development Manager will grow financial support for Tantrum and broker key strategic partnerships to build the sustainability of our programs and operations.

They will:

  • Manage annual giving programs and cultivate donor relationships
  • Grow commercial and private-sector income opportunities
  • Build strong networks and raise the profile of Tantrum

About You

The ideal candidate will be a persuasive and compelling communicator, with a strong ability to develop stakeholder relationships. They will have previous experience in a fundraising role and demonstrated success in meeting targets. They will have a good head for strategy, excellent organisational skills, and a strong belief in the power of creativity as a tool for social impact.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • Your CV including 2 referees
  • A cover letter (max 3 pages) responding to the Selection Criteria (described in the Applicant Pack)

Applications are due by 5.00pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in the week commencing 5 September 2022. The position will commence in October 2022, with the specific start date to be negotiated with the successful applicant.


We are an inclusive organisation, committed to providing a platform for diverse voices and thought. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people identifying as LGBTIQA+.

If you require further information about the role or support with your application, please direct your enquiries to Executive Director Tamara Gazzard: email  or phone 02 4929 7279


Please quote in application: Business Development Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture


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