Partnership Manager

Perth Festival is seeking a passionate and experienced arts fundraiser to join our dedicated Development team.

We are an annually curated multi-genre arts festival in Perth, WA that showcases the very best of national and international film, theatre, circus, dance, literature and music. The Lotterywest Film season runs from November to April and the Perth Festival runs across February and March, but we are busy all year planning and preparing for delivery. Our team expands from a core team of 34 to over 200 at the peak of Festival – creating a unique, fast-paced and ever-changing working environment.

The role of Partnership Manager is a fixed-term position, commencing in July 2020 and concluding in April 2021. The below is a list of the key things this role is responsible for, and we invite you to review the position description on our website if you’d like to learn more about how this critical role supports Perth Festival’s fundraising efforts.

  1. Planning and implementing the 2021 stewardship strategy to engage our existing partners
  2. Supporting the Executive Director with new business and prospecting
  3. End to end management of the top-tier portfolio of partnerships

Our ideal team member will tick these boxes:

  • A minimum of three years experience in a partnership/sponsorship role
  • An excellent communicator that can write compelling proposals through to detailed reports
  • A strategic planner that can juggle multiple deadlines, milestones and engagements

Perth Festival is a dynamic environment that engages with some of the most incredible professionals, artists and art in the world. We work hard, we love what we do and we empower our team to work flexibly in a way that suits their lifestyle.

If this sounds like the right fit for you, please respond to the selection criteria listed in the position description and forward a copy of your CV with a cover letter outlining your suitability to

This role is based in Crawley, Perth (Western Australia). Applications close midnight on the 7 July with interviews scheduled for the week commencing 12 July.

We actively strive for diversity in our teams and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. Perth Festival is an inclusive and safe environment for people from diverse backgrounds and we welcome your application.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Jessica Blackwell – Head of People and Culture on 6488 8622.


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