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Business Development Manager

Job details

4 Apr 2021
Work type
Full time employment, Contract
Work classification
Education & Development, Marketing & Media, Performing Arts


The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a centre of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its conservatoire training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

About NIDA Corporate

NIDA Corporate offers practice-based training designed to increase the individual’s confidence, physical and vocal presence in professional settings. Our techniques are drawn from the actor’s toolkit and can be applied in a business context from interpersonal communication to public speaking. Our profits are committed to providing further educational opportunities to the next generation of Australia’s artistic talent.

The Opportunity

NIDA Corporate has an exciting opportunity for a sales professional with experience in market analysis, new business acquisition, retention, marketing and relationship development to join as a Business Development Manager. The role requires significant external engagement with new and existing clients and stakeholders at events, large-scale conferences and business development meetings.

Market development will play an important part in the success of this role, so experience in sales analysis, external communications and marketing, and business strategy are essential.

A key component of this role is the ability to demonstrate an understanding of NIDA Corporate’s training philosophy, commitment to the pursuit of excellence, and an ability manage multiple responsibilities whilst remaining calm under pressure with strong attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a positive, team-oriented mindset are imperative.

An interest in education and the arts is highly desirable.

About You

You will thrive in this role if you are customer oriented, love building professional relationships and are energised by the idea of playing a key role in developing and growing NIDA Corporate’s sales pipeline, partnerships, and events calendar.

The ideal candidate will be an engaging and confident presenter with exceptional presentation skills and an ability to build rapport with ease. A collaborative and supportive team management style is also essential to the success of this role.

Position profile

Please download the position profile for more information about this role.

Salary (TRP)

$120,450 inclusive of 9.5% Superannuation

Benefits of Working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Car Leases
  • Workplace Banking
  • A short bus ride from Central Station and Sydney CBD
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events
  • 50% discount for immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs

What we’re looking for

Essential components of your application

  • A brief cover letter that demonstrates your understanding of and capacity to undertake the role.
  • Your C.V. including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A separate document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile individually.

Closing date

11pm (AEDT), 4 April 2021

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile will not be considered.

You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.

A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Vanessa White on email at

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29 Mar 2021