Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland’s identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum’s stories. We are Auckland’s home of commemoration as well as the country’s oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

Job Description

The Development Manager is a key role that focuses on maximising fundraising income through the management of a Trusts and Grants and Corporate Partnerships Portfolio.

You will work closely with the Head of Development to prioritise Museum fundraising projects, secure new business, and manage internal stakeholder relationships across all Museum Departments.

This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact by enabling the successful funding of Museum activities to help the Museum meet its strategic goals, including supporting Capital campaigns, Exhibitions, Gallery Renewal and Educational Projects.

The ideal applicant will have strong stakeholder engagement skills and be capable of driving and identifying new funding opportunities within the trust and grant and corporate portfolios. Excellent communication skills are a must, as the ability to translate Museum development projects into compelling cases for support is a key aspect of this role.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels
  • At least 5-7 years experience in the charitable sector
  • Demonstrated success in business, proposals and reports writing
  • A proven record in trust and grant submissions & applications
  • Excellent administrative skills, attention to detail and systematic methods of working
  • Experience interacting with business executives & trustees
  • Database experience with Excel and CRM database (Tessitura preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in relationship management, customer service skills & strong interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work independently and to demonstrate creativity, flexibility and initiative

Click here to apply.

You must be eligible to currently work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. Please view the full position description here.

Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits such as flexible work and leave and an award-winning well-being programme.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao    

Enriching lives. Inspiring discoveries