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Philanthropy & Annual Giving Manager 

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) fosters inspiration and passion for the arts throughout our community. Established in 1928, WASO plays a central role in the cultural life of Western Australia and performs over 140 concerts each year with some of the world’s finest conductors and soloists.  Our mission is to touch souls and enrich lives through music.

  • Premier Arts Company
  • Rare opportunity
  • Fulltime permanent position, CBD location


The Role
WASO’s Philanthropy Team are seeking a highly motivated, warm and friendly person with sound fundraising experience to help build the philanthropic income stream for WASO through the implementation of the Annual Giving campaign, including donor and prospect management. Working with the Executive Manager, Philanthropy, you will build a strong stewardship program as well as successfully manage communication activities that support Annual Giving programs, such as WASO’s Community Support Month. You will also work closely with your team to create strategies, proposals, plans and events that enable the generation of significant gifts.
Skills Required
To be successful you will have tertiary qualifications in either Arts, Business Administration, Marketing or Fundraising or equivalent demonstrated experience. Furthermore, you will have experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in an arts environment.
You will also be able to demonstrate:

Minimum 3 years’ 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 a welcoming and passionate workplace, this may be your next career move.
We offer professional development and an opportunity for you to grow your skills in Philanthropy/Fundraising, Marketing and Events Management within the Arts industry. A fabulous benefit of working in this role is the attendance of our fundraising functions, events and WASO performances and the ability to access our employee ticketing benefits.
To view the detailed Position Description go to:
Please ensure your application includes 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 9th April 2017.

Only applicants with full Australian work rights will be considered for this position.