Manager External Relations

TarraWarra Museum of Art
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Mon, 09th September 2019
Position Type
Part Time
$68,000 (0.8) plus 9.5% super of $6,460 for a total package of $74,460
VIC - Metro

Reports to: Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art was established as a not-for-profit charitable organisation in 2000 and opened in 2003. TarraWarra Museum of Art brings together the appreciation of both art and place. Situated in the spectacular Yarra Valley, on the cusp of outer Melbourne and inner regional Victoria, the Museum is uniquely positioned to deliver the important history of Australian modernism and new developments in contemporary art to a large cross section of the Victorian public. At the heart of the Museum is a collection of over 650 modern and contemporary Australian art works donated by founding patrons Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AC. The principal sponsor of the Museum is the TarraWarra Museum of Art Foundation. The Museum is also supported by a range of corporate, philanthropic and in-kind sponsors and partners.

Position Overview
This 4 day a week position is located at the TarraWarra Museum of Art and is responsible for developing and engaging the Museum’s external stakeholders, including sponsors, supporters and partners. These range across private philanthropic foundations, corporate companies, local, state and federal funding bodies, local council, and a range of in-kind supporters. The position also actively works with the TarraWarra Museum of Art Board.

Key Selection Criteria
The successful candidate must possess the following attributes in order to perform well in this role:
1. Demonstrated ability, with a minimum of five years’ experience, to initiate, develop, implement and evaluate effective fundraising and/or key stakeholder building strategies and programs.
2. Proven track record in procurement of major cash donations from philanthropic organisations and/or government, preferably within the context of an arts organisation.
3. Proven ability to think strategically.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation.
5. A sound understanding of the philanthropic, corporate and government arts funding sectors in Australia and excellent contacts and professional networks.
6. Demonstrated interest in the visual arts.
7. Excellent presentation skills combined with outstanding oral, written and interpersonal skills.
8. Excellent organisational skills, ability to set priorities, capacity to meet deadlines, be self-motivated and work autonomously or as part of a team.
9. Demonstrated ability to prepare and control budgets and to deliver organisational and individual goals on time and within budget.
10. Excellent computing skills including knowledge of MS Office, CRM and database applications.
11. Current driver’s licence and car.

The successful candidate should also have:
*Tertiary qualifications in the arts and or business
*Understanding of the arts industry and funding climate
*Understanding of the not-for-profit arts sector

Hours of Duty: Normal working hours are generally 30.4 hours per week for this four-day per week (0.8) position. There will be some flexibility in the days of the week to be worked. There may be occasions where work will need to be completed outside the normal working hours for which overtime is not additionally compensated, unless pre-approval is obtained from the Employer. Overtime is awarded as time off in lieu (TOIL) of payment of overtime. The maximum accrual that can ever be accumulated in one month for TOIL is 2 days that is to be accessed at a time mutually agreeable with your Employer. TarraWarra Museum of Art has a flexible work policy.

Applications Due: 5pm Monday 9th September 2019 Salary: $68,000 (0.8) plus 9.5% super of $6,460 for a total package of $74,460

To Apply
The full Position Description can be found here:

Enquiries to Victoria Lynn, Director 03 5957 3100
Applications must be submitted by email to:
and should consist of:
• A current CV with two professional referees
• A cover letter (no more than 1 page)
• Responses to the Key Selection Criteria demonstrating relevant examples of experience


Enquiries to Victoria Lynn, Director 03 5957 3100
Applications must be submitted by email to:

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