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Trusts, Foundations, and Grants Officer

Job details

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
21 Oct 2020
Work type
Part time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Performing Arts


  • Premier national performing arts organisation
  • Work within a diverse, collaborative and friendly team environment
  • Fixed term contract, part time hours. Based anywhere in NZ.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) is the country’s national professional orchestra. One of the few touring orchestras in the world; it has charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings for 71 years.

The NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature. It continues to grow and develop artistically, taking a challenging and varied programme of music to communities throughout New Zealand. In 2016 the NZSO was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the prestigious Grammy Awards.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will be responsible for identifying new sources of funding to develop an effective grants programme to grow non-Crown revenue.

Key accountabilities include overall grants income administration, relationship management, engaging with Trusts, Foundations, and relevant Government agencies, preparing and managing funding applications, database management and preparing reports.

This is a hugely engaging role; you’ll need to be a self-starter, highly organised, and a strategic thinker. You will be proactive and confident and enjoy using your initiative as well as your negotiation and influencing skills.

Your mix of exceptional communications skills and innate ability to develop meaningful relationships will see you thrive within this role.

This is a fixed-term contract until early April 2021, with the possibility to extend. Immediate start is available. Hours are 20 per week and flexible working arrangements is available for the right candidate. This role can be worked remotely anywhere in New Zealand.

You will enjoy the flexibility and autonomy to manage your own schedule and workload!  
Person Profile:

  • Proven experience in the areas of trusts, grants, sponsorship, or fundraising (or similar discipline)
  • Strong experience in grants and/or funding applications
  • Process oriented with high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Innate ability to develop effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Display a willingness to learn, enthusiasm and high level of initiative
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • A strong customer service ethos
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, Outlook and databases
  • Experience working within the Arts sector would be advantageous 
How to apply

Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 21st October 2020
Applications to: Ngan Nguyen via
Position description: Available to view at

P: 04 499 1069

Written by

McLaren Associates Ltd

8 Oct 2020