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The Australian Museum is a State Government agency which operates within the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. The Australian Museum provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The Australian Museum’s mission is to inspire exploration, understanding and care for our world and it is at an exciting time in its evolution with a new Director, transformational development works underway and significant plans for the future expansion of the Museum.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Development, Communications and Marketing, this role secures financial support for the Australian Museum from private sources including individual donors, Trusts & Foundations, bequests and members. The role leads the Development branch to deliver the Museum’s donor and membership programs to increase revenues, engagement and awareness, and to enhance the Museum’s brand.

The Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications and demonstrate comprehensive experience managing donor, customer or client relationships. You will have proven success in raising significant funds from private sources and experience leading and directing a professional team.

Your outstanding project management, negotiation and analytical skills will be utilised to develop and deliver effective fundraising initiatives within tight timeframes and allocated resources. You will have excellent client service, communication, presentation, networking and relationship-building skills to communicate effectively with varied audiences from donors and Trustees to Australian Museum members.

In addition, you will bring to this role a comprehensive understanding of fundraising best practice and an ability to overcome challenges in order to achieve goals and objectives.

Closing date: 12 October 2014

For more information on this role and to view to full list of requirements and capabilities required, please click here: Head-Development_FINAL. The links below will provide additional information on the Australian Museum:
Click Org_Chart_-_All_Museum_Jul_2014 to view the organisational chart
Click here to view the Australian Museum website

How to Apply: Please apply by going to the advertisement on the Jobs NSW website and clicking “Apply Online”. To support your application, please attach your CV and a Cover Letter of no more than two pages outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role. Candidates are not required to provide a written response to the selection criteria.

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