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Development Manager

Job details

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra
9 Nov 2020
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Performing Arts


Development Manager (Part-time permanent – 15 hours per week)

Do you have experience in fundraising? Do you have experience in securing sponsorships and applying to trusts and foundations?

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is based in Dunedin and for over 50 years we have played a key role in the cultural life of the southern South Island.  We’re looking for a motivated and experienced person to join our busy team.

In this exciting role you will be involved in identifying, cultivating and stewarding donations and sponsorships from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations.

The Development Manager role is pivotal to the organisation.  We are looking for someone who can:

  • Build relationships with current and potential key financial partners
  • Implement fundraising activities in conjunction with relevant stakeholders

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated high-level influence, persuasion and negotiation skills; proficiency of Microsoft products and databases, and administrative experience.  The role is especially suited to someone with experience in fundraising (especially in a not-for-profit organisation) and a strong interest in orchestral music.

If you have any queries, please also contact the General Manager at

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work visa.

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and your cv to

For a Job Description, please visit the Vacancies section on the DSO’s website:

Written by

Philippa Harris

17 Oct 2020