Work With Us – we’re looking for a Development Manager

Are you passionate about philanthropy? We’re seeking a motivated and positive new team member to spearhead our development activities, connecting our development and production initiatives with community, business and individual arts champions.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As Critical Stages Touring’s Development Manager, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining philanthropic partnerships, driving new strategic corporate partnerships, as well as steering the organisation’s Individual Giving Program. You will work with the Board and the CEO to identify new opportunities, whilst maintaining key stakeholder relationships, to build resources for Critical Stages Touring’s activities. This new part-time (0.4FTE) role will be central in driving increased support for the organisation’s ambitious artistic program.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Secure financial support for Critical Stages Touring from private sources including individual donors, corporate partners, Trusts and Foundations.
  • Plan and collaborate with the Board, CEO and Marketing & Audience Engagement Manager to deliver all fundraising campaigns, donor engagement and communications, including prospect tracking, collateral development, donor communications, events, administration and financial reporting.
  • Prepare and implement a strategy to secure annual funding to set targets.
  • Prepare sales and donor communications that are appropriately written and develop awareness of Critical Stages Touring’s programs.
  • Maintain and cultivate existing stakeholders especially private donors and philanthropic partners.
  • Support the CEO with government stakeholder relationships including local, state and federal government funding opportunities.
  • Maintain regular communications with stakeholders including meeting all reporting requirements and record-keeping.

SELECTION CRITERIA

ESSENTIAL

  • Demonstrated experience in securing philanthropic and/or corporate partnerships.
    Demonstrated experience at managing a successful donor program and fundraising campaigns.
    Outstanding inter-personal and communication skills.
    Demonstrated experience at negotiating and delivering partnerships that are mutually beneficial.
    Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation.
    Experience in database management.

DESIRABLE

  • High-level experience in and/or understanding of the Australian arts sector.

TO APPLY
To request a full position description or for any further information, please contact Chris Bendall (details below). To apply please send a cover letter, a statement responding to selection critera and a full CV including names and contact details of two referees to: Chris Bendall, CEO, 02 9252 6340, info@criticalstages.com.au

Applications have been extended and now close at midnight, Friday 30th July.

Work With Us: We’re looking for a Production Supervisor

Critical Stages Touring is searching for a passionate and self-motivated production or technical manager, experienced in regional touring, to take on the Production Supervisor position.

This is a permanent part-time position, at one-day per week with additional opportunity to take on production or stage management roles on touring productions.

As Critical Stages Touring’s Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting the Producers and Production Teams on a busy program of annual touring, across primarily regional Australian destinations. You will be supervising production requirements across the company’s busy repertoire of and advising on selection of future tours.

This is a flexible role, with the capacity to work around existing schedules including touring, and will especially suit someone already working in other part-time or freelance capacities within the Australian performing arts sector.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA 

  • High level of experience working in a stage, technical or production management role in the performing arts;
  • Experience working in regional touring ideally in an Australian context;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian performing arts sector. 

DESIRABLE CRITERIA 

  • Experience or high level of knowledge in a technical discipline in the performing arts (ie lighting or sound).

Please contact us for full position description prior to applying for the role by emailing info@criticalstages.com.au 

Applications close 5pm, 28th February 2020.