Live in beautiful Ballarat! Just over an hour from Melbourne, Ballarat is an exciting regional hub with a proud heritage and an exciting creative future.


The Sovereign Hill Museums Association is one of Australia’s leading independent not-for-profit museums. Our diverse business is driven by the passion and purpose of all who work for us as they create the visitor experience that makes Sovereign Hill an internationally-renowned, award-winning cultural tourism organisation. (Our business structure includes the following key operations: Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum, the Gold Museum Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Hotel, AURA – the newly-launched evening sound-and-light show – and Narmbool, a pastoral property where we operate environmental science programs for school camps and a function venue.)

On the cusp of its 50th Anniversary, Sovereign Hill receives over 700,000 visits annually and is about to invest in a master plan to lead our organisation forward. If you are resourceful, ideas-driven, collaborative in nature and driven by a desire to contribute, you will be attracted by the opportunity to join us in this exciting new phase of our development.

Head of Fundraising and Membership

The Head of Fundraising and Membership  is required to develop, maintain and grow fundraising activities and our membership base. This role will drive the development and implementation of a new fundraising strategy across sponsorship and philanthropy.  This role will lead our relationship with key corporate partners, foundations and private donors. Experience with a number of relevant areas including workplace and regular giving, major donor acquisition/retention/cultivation, community/third party fundraising, partnering with foundations and grants bodies, online giving, email appeals and bequests will be well regarded.

If you have a minimum of three years of fundraising experience, in addition to managerial experience this could be the role for you

If this role sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please visit our website at for more information, including a full position description and information on how to apply. For a confidential conversation, contact Mark Karlovic, our Head of People, Performance and Legal, on (03) 5337 1182.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and appointment is subject to satisfactory Police Record and Working with Children checks.