Closing Date:  01 Dec, 2019

Major Gifts and Bequests Manager

Job  | Full-time  | 

WASO’s Philanthropy Team are seeking a highly motivated, warm and approachable person with strong fundraising experience to help build the philanthropic income stream for WASO through the management of a portfolio of campaigns, including Major Gifts.

Full Details

Working with the Executive Manager, Philanthropy & Corporate, you will build an effective donor pipeline and engage patrons through a strong stewardship program as well as successfully manage marketing and promotion activities that support philanthropic campaigns and giving opportunities. You will also work closely with your team to create strategies, proposals, plans and events that cultivate and support WASO’s bequest program.

Skills Required

To be successful you will have tertiary qualifications in either Arts, Business Administration, Marketing or Fundraising or extensive demonstrated experience in this field. Furthermore, you will have experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in an arts environment.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated experience in a fundraising environment;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • A demonstrated track record of generating significant gifts;
  • Proven success in relationship cultivation and management;
  • High level ethical standards of behaviour and good judgment.
  • The ability to develop marketing campaigns and communications; and
  • Research and analytical skills, thoroughness and exceptional attention to detail.

If you enjoy a fast-paced environment, taking the initiative and building lasting and meaningful relationships, this is your next career step.

Your Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading and iconic arts organisation, where you will be directly supporting and involved in live music performance. Our employees enjoy many of our performances either free or discounted as well as non-remunerative benefits such as continuing professional development and enjoyment of our Health and Wellness Program. This is your opportunity to engage in a vibrant cultural environment in the heart of the CBD.

For a more detailed explanation of this role please review the Position Descriptionhere.

All applications must include your current Resume and a Covering Letter summarising your suitability for this position.

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. WASO encourages people with disability, Indigenous Australians, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.


Narelle Coghill
Human Resources Coordinator

Applications close: Sunday 1st December 2019