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The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is seeking a highly energised, vibrant, and dynamic leader to join our team as the Head of Corporate and Community Partnerships!

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Corporate & Community Partnerships is a key member of the team who will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to implement the Museum’s partnership strategy, drive the acquisition of new corporate sponsors and ensure existing partners are retained.

The key duties of the position include:

A high-level overview of responsibilities:

  • Implement long-term and project-based partnership and business development strategies to meet the Museum’s goals for cash and in-kind sponsorship, strategic partnerships, media partnerships, and community partnerships and to attract and retain those partners.
  • Lead day-to-day account management of partner relationships and take the lead in managing a selection of current partner agreements.
  • Engage in new business development research, database management, communication files, and develop sponsorship/ partnership proposals and pitches.
  • Work with the team to identify touch points for partner engagement with the museum executive and Board.
  • Manage benefit delivery, tracking of benefits and support partners to leverage all available to them via their agreement.

Selection criteria:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in business development, partnership/ sponsorship, preferably within arts/ cultural context, with a successful track record in the delivery of partnership benefits and events.
  • Proven excellence in delivering complex events and project management working to tight deadlines.
  • In-depth understanding of a national museum, its role, and its significance.

Selection for this position will be made on the basis of relative merit which will be assessed against each item of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting by the Selection Committee. As part of the selection process the selection committee may invite candidates to undertake psychometric testing, you should advise the selection committee if you have any special needs. Psychometric tests may be used as the initial short-listing test or later in the selection process. Some tests are very short while others may take one or more hours.

This position is open to all eligible members of the community, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, and people from every cultural and linguistic background. To be an eligible member of the community, you must be an Australian citizen. Applications may be accepted from Australian permanent residents who are in the process of acquiring Australian citizenship.