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Development Executive

Chamber Music New Zealand

Job details

Chamber Music New Zealand
10 Jun 2022
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Education & Development


About the role
The Development Executive role is to assist with the implementation of CMNZ’s annual fundraising plan including:

  • Implementing the CMNZ Bequest programme.
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with current and prospective donors and bequestors;
  • Developing and distributing appeals that enhance our supporter development and increase donations.
  • Supporting the delivery of our annual fundraising events.


Reporting to the Manager, Marketing & Development, this is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to play a key role within a national arts organisation that has a strong emphasis on providing communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand with opportunities to enjoy a diverse range of music up close experiences.

About You
You will have well-developed relationship management and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences. You will also have: 

  • A minimum of 3 years of fundraising/income generating experience with a strong history of securing gifts from individuals and/or businesses.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to identify and address key issues
  • The ability to identify potential fundraising opportunities, building relationships and securing support from a number of audiences
  • Have the ability to write effective donor-centric communications
  • Have experience of using a fundraising donor database

Chamber Music New Zealand (founded 1950) is a national agency that tours New Zealand and international musicians, presenting 120 concerts in over 30 towns and cities throughout the country each year. The concert programme incorporates a range of musical styles including classical, jazz, folk and contemporary genres. 

We also have a dynamic community engagement programme that sees musicians working alongside a wide range of different groups and communities including people with lived experience of disability, at risk youth as well as those in geographically isolated regions. 

Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) is embarking on a period of re-invention, diversifying our role in response to the unique qualities of Aotearoa New Zealand today. 

Chamber Music New Zealand’s administration offices are based in Wellington however for the right candidate we would consider remote working and flexibility in working days.

How to apply

If you believe this, is you, then please apply by sending a cover letter along with your CV to by Friday 10 June, 5pm. 

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Written by

Chamber Music New Zealand

25 May 2022