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Senior Manager, Partnerships

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We are looking for a Senior Manager, Partnerships to join the Perth Festival team on a full-time, permanent position. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and goal-oriented leader who is keen to make a contribution to the future success of the Perth Festival!

About the role

Working closely with the Head of Development, this pivotal role will lead a team to achieve Perth Festival's strategic Development goals. By crafting and implementing innovative strategies, you'll spearhead efforts to meet annual revenue targets through corporate and government partnerships, spanning the spectrum of events under the festival's umbrella. With our dynamic new Artistic Director at the helm, we're poised for an exciting evolution in our artistic direction, presenting a prime opportunity to further develop existing relationships, and influence the establishment of new and creative partnerships. Join us at Perth Festival and be part of shaping this transformative journey!

Some of the key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Lead, guide and supervise the Partnerships Team to ensure team targets are achieved and partnerships are coordinated effectively on a day-to-day basis including effective preparation of proposals and funding applications, negotiation of contracts, fulfillment of partnership obligations and activations, acquittals and reporting.
  • Proactively identify, approach and secure partnership prospects to drive growth in partnerships revenue, with a focus on (but not limited to) major corporate sponsorships.
  • Represent Perth Festival at Festival Events, industry-wide functions and conventions as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a similar role with team leadership experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (marketing, business/commerce) or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Proven fundraising experience including identifying, approaching and securing new business opportunities
  • Experience in leading and motivating a team to achieve strategic goals and targets


Please refer to the position description for comprehensive job information.

How to apply

Perth Festival is a vibrant 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 submit a copy of your current CV and a cover letter addressing the specific work related capabilities in the position description to [email protected].  

For any job related queries, please email [email protected].

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 9 June 2024.
Interviews will commence as soon as possible after the closing date.   


Our commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity:

Perth Festival promotes inclusion and values diversity, and our recruitment process focuses on the skills and abilities that help to attract, develop and retain our workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. Perth Festival does not condone or tolerate victimisation, sexual harassment or direct and indirect discrimination.


It is important to us that candidates with disability can participate equitably in the recruitment process. As such we are able to provide you with reasonable adjustments such as access, equipment or other practical support at relevant stages of the recruitment process. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process or if you have any enquiries about these, please contact Sean Ashton, Senior Manager of People and Culture on [email protected].