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Philanthropy Relationships Manager (part-time)

Reports to CEO
Part time position based in Canberra
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000 pro rata (including superannuation)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Philanthropy Relationships Manager is responsible for fostering a growing, engaged CSO philanthropic community. This includes building relationships with key donors, developing and implementing philanthropy programs and campaigns and increasing philanthropic giving. 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Philanthropy Relationships Manager will be responsible for meeting income, retention and growth targets. The Philanthropy Relationships Manager will work in close collaboration with staff responsible for external relations, marketing and communications, event management, artistic planning and ticketing.

This is a part-time position (22.5 hours per week).

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Philanthropy Relationships Manager will assume responsibility for the development and implementation of the Philanthropy Program Roadmap, in alignment with external relations strategy and the CSO artistic vision. 

Implementation of the roadmap will include:

  • Managing donor relationships

    Proactively steward and develop relationships with current donors and long-term CSO supporters. This includes developing individual giving programs, coordinating consistent donor acknowledgement and managing donor requirements and expectations.
  • Driving fundraising initiatives

    Drive philanthropy and fundraising initiatives in alignment with the CSO strategic framework and artistic vision. This includes planning and implementation of the annual CSO Fundraising Gala, End of Financial Year appeal and other bespoke events and campaigns in collaboration with staff responsible for external relations, marketing and communications, event management, artistic planning and ticketing.
  • Identifying new philanthropy opportunities

    Identify and engage prospective donors through the CSO’s community of partners and supporters, and other philanthropic trusts and foundations.

    Develop new philanthropic initiatives, including a CSO bequest program.

CONDITIONS

The Philanthropy Relationships Manager will be required to engage with CSO donors and other stakeholders at CSO events and performances and therefore cannot hold a performing position with the CSO.

ABOUT YOU

This role requires exceptional interpersonal skills, creativity and attention to detail. 

Our ideal candidate has five years’ experience in philanthropy management or a similar area of work, with demonstrated expertise in relationship management.

Experience in the not-for-profit and / or arts sectors, an understanding of marketing and communications principles and an interest in orchestral, classical and art music is desirable. 

To apply, provide a CV and one-page cover letter outlining your experience and suitability to the role to Rachel Thomas, CEO, via recruitment@cso.org.au by COB Friday 2 October 2020.

Executive Assistant to CEO (full-time)

Reports to CEO
Full time position based in Canberra
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 (including superannuation)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the CEO and the CSO Board, as well as general administrative support to the broader CSO team, including office management.

The Executive Assistant will report directly to the CEO and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the CSO administrative team.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Executive support to the CEO

    Manage the CEO’s calendar and appointments, including preparing briefing and meeting materials, following up action items and supporting CEO relationships with key stakeholders including board members, partners and donors.

    Provide project management support for initiatives driven by the CEO,
  • Support the CSO Board

    Coordinate, collate and circulate board and committee papers in consultation with the CEO, Chair and Company Secretary.

    Coordinate board meetings, follow up action items, liaise with board members and undertake other duties as directed by the CEO.
  • General office management and administration

    Provide general administrative support to the CSO team on an ad hoc basis, including research, grant application support, acquittals and volunteer management.

    Establish and manage office systems and processes, including information management.
  • Team culture

    Foster a positive team culture, including supporting the Events & Partnerships Coordinator to deliver formal and informal staff events.

    Assist with onboarding new team members and anticipating and addressing staff concerns. 

CONDITIONS

The Executive Assistant may be required to engage with stakeholders at CSO events and performances and therefore cannot hold a performing position with the CSO.

ABOUT YOU

This role requires strong interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, a solutions-focused attitude and a commitment to fostering a positive team / office culture.

Our ideal candidate has five years’ experience as an executive assistant to a CEO or other senior manager, with demonstrated skills in project and stakeholder management and developing office procedures and systems.

The role requires strong organisational skills with the ability to build relationships, work cooperatively in a small team and manage dynamic priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Experience in working with a not-for-profit and / or arts sector board and knowledge of videoconferencing technology is desirable.

To apply, provide a CV and one-page cover letter outlining your experience and suitability to the role to Rachel Thomas, CEO, via recruitment@cso.org.au by 2 October 2020.

Orchestral Operations Manager (initially part-time)

Reports to CEO
Based in Canberra
Initially part-time (two days), with hours to increase as orchestral work resumes

Salary: $72,000–$82,000 pro rata (including superannuation)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Orchestra Operations Manager will manage the scheduling and production of all CSO orchestral and ensemble performances to a high standard, including musical services for commercial and community activities. The Orchestral Operations Manager will report directly to the CEO and work collaboratively with the CSO administrative team, in line with the CSO’s artistic vision and annual programming.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Coordinate and deliver regular live music performances on stage, considering venues, logistics, engagement of musicians, budget, workplace conditions and related factors.
  • Model costs, resources, musical and technical requirements and timelines for programs, events and activities, including forward planning across multiple seasons.
  • Advise on logistics, venues and CSO operational capacity to deliver programs, Supervise operational requirements and manage end-to-end processes for rehearsals and performances, including coordinating outdoor orchestral events, adhering to best practice workplace conditions.
  • Act as a first point of contact for CSO musicians, representing musicians’ interests at the administrative level of the organisation and proactively identifying improvements to the musician experience.
  • Engage a range of high-quality musicians across local and national networks, including coordinating auditions and player rosters.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to implement CSO’s artistic vision, objectives and strategies, always exercising discretion and sound judgement.

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CONDITIONS

The Orchestral Operations Manager will be required to engage with stakeholders and oversee production requirements at CSO events and performances and therefore cannot hold a performing position with the CSO.

ABOUT YOU

This role requires strong organisational skills, a solutions-focused attitude and passion for delivering high quality music experiences.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate experience in and knowledge of the orchestral environment, and the ability to build relationships, model performance requirements and manage resources efficiently.

The role requires sound and nuanced practical judgement and the ability to work cooperatively in a small team and manage dynamic priorities, in a fast-paced environment.

Other desirable attributes:

  • A compelling view of the impact that orchestral and ensemble performance has on its community and audiences
  • A functional knowledge of and respect for the business and administrative operations of a large performing arts organisation, including governance, event management, philanthropy, and external relations and marketing
  • Awareness of the particular musical resources and conditions in Canberra that affect the orchestra’s capacity to deliver its programs at a standard of excellence

To apply, provide a CV and one-page cover letter outlining your experience and suitability to the role to Rachel Thomas, CEO, via recruitment@cso.org.au by 9 October 2020.

CSO Auditions

Due to the precautionary measures in place with regards to COVID-19, CSO 2020 auditions have been postponed.

Auditions will be rescheduled when practicable – in the meantime, please direct any queries to Annette Brown, Acting Orchestra Manager, via orchestra.manager@cso.org.au.