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Philanthropy Executive, Bequests

Apply now Job no: 492585
Work type: Full time fixed-term
Location: Melbourne - CBD
Categories: Philanthropy

Philanthropy Executive, Bequests

  • New role, opportunity to make your mark
  • Full time, fixed term until 31 August 2022
  • Package $96,500 per annum

About Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne is Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre and the gateway to the thriving Melbourne Arts Precinct, home to one of the largest concentrations of cultural and creative organisations, practitioners and institutions in the world. Our commitment is to bring people together to share in remarkable experiences through our core purpose to enrich the lives of Victorians - culturally, educationally, socially and economically. The visionary masterplan for the Reimagining of Arts Centre Melbourne was further cemented by the Victorian Government’s 2018 announcement of a once in a generation transformation for Melbourne Arts Precinct.

For a glimpse into Arts Centre Melbourne click here.

About Philanthropy

Philanthropy plays a critical role in extending the reach and impact of Arts Centre Melbourne’s cultural, education, access, and commissioning and exhibition programs. The desire is to grow philanthropic contribution to further extend this reach and impact.

All money raised is directed to the following four essential areas:

  • Access and participation programs – opening up the performing arts to every Victorian
  • Education and creative learning – inspiring the next generation of creatives and makers
  • Commissions – supporting new works, bold ideas and extraordinary talent
  • Collections – preserving and exhibiting Australia’s cultural heritage

Philanthropy at Arts Centre Melbourne is also leading the Capital Campaign for Reimagining Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Opportunity

A new role, the Philanthropy Executive - Bequests, plays a key role in the implementation of Arts Centre Melbourne’s strategy to engage and acquire gift in will donors and drive philanthropic income from bequests.

The Philanthropy Executive - Bequests will identify a portfolio of bequest prospects and confirmed bequestors and manage their cultivation, engagement and stewardship. Working closely with the wider Philanthropy team, the role will also look to establish the program’s systems and processes.

Your Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will have:

  • Bachelor degree and/or intermediate experience managing donor or client relationships across generations.
  • Proven ability to utilise fundraising or CRM databases to support donor portfolio management, including reporting (Experience with Tessitura desirable but not essential)
  • Confidence to make approaches to prospective donors
  • Proven ability to have strong interpersonal skills  
  • Demonstrated capacity to exercise tact and discretion and proven ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential and appropriate manner

How to Apply

Interested applicants must address the above key criteria in their cover letter and submit together with a current resume as one combined document. Please refer to the position description for further information.

Submit your application before 25 August 2019.  Early applications are encouraged as suitable candidates may be invited to attend an interview prior to the closing date.

Applications are open to those with full-working rights in Australia. Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Employment at Arts Centre Melbourne is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of a National Police Check.

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