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Philanthropy and Partnerships Executive

Job details

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
4 Dec 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Performing Arts


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) is Aotearoa New Zealand’s busiest live event brand, presenting more than 150 concerts, education and community events every year. You’ll see us on stages from Kerikeri to Invercargill and streaming online. The NZSO works with a hugely diverse range of projects, international and national touring artists spanning multiple genres. 

We’re looking for a new Philanthropy and Partnerships Executive and to join our lively team. Your role will be outward facing with supporters, sponsors and NZSO Foundation Trustees, curating and delivering events around our concerts (predominantly in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) and running our annual fundraising appeals.  We are looking for a doer and a people person with excellent relationship management skills to help enhance our supporters’ NZSO experiences.  You will be a key point of contact and NZSO Ambassador to our supporters, communicating with them directly and feed into our regular communications. 

We want to hear from candidates with high quality verbal and written skills and excellent attention to detail.  Systems used in this role include Tessitura (training provided), Microsoft Office products, and Wordfly and we welcome your problem-solving creativity to achieve utmost efficiency. 

You need to be a great organiser and able to manage multiple projects at the same time, working with internal and external stakeholders around concerts and events. 

Person Profile:

You need to have at least two years’ experience in a similar role, with excellent interpersonal skills, an emphasis on digital and systems proficiency and have demonstrated expertise and understanding of:

  • Event management from curation to completion
  • Managing multiple projects at any one time and ability to prioritise to achieve deadlines
  • Working within a budget
  • Using a CRM system (Tessitura experience would be a bonus)
  • Income reporting to feed into board reporting
  • Competence with Microsoft office packages (word, excel and power point)
  • Effective communications to support excellent relationship management

An appreciation of orchestral music and/or live events is desirable.

For a copy of the Job Description and more information about the NZSO, please refer our website 

How to apply

Please send your CV, letter of application and details of your availabilty to Carleen Ebbs, Senior Manager Development:  by 5pm, Monday 21st November.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

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8 Nov 2022

Interests The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is this country’s only full-time, full-strength, professional symphony orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, we’ve been delighting audiences with memorable concerts and recordings since 1946.