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Fundraising Executive

  • Key member of the marketing and development team
  • Implement strategies to allow for sustainable funding of the NZSO
  • Premier arts organisation; based in Wellington

Founded in 1946, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is the country’s national professional orchestra and one of the few touring orchestras in the world, visiting many cities and towns around New Zealand every season.

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Fundraising Executive is responsible for the implementation of effective and relevant fundraising strategies and for supporting The NZSO Foundation with the attainment of their objectives through personal giving, trust and foundation programmes.

Key accountabilities include developing and implementing an annual work plan for the portfolio of personal giving programmes, executing the annual fundraising strategy for individual giving at all levels, researching Trusts and Foundations and submitting applications to maximise income from these sources, event coordination and identifying opportunities for new events, and managing the NZSO Supporters “Support Us” section of the NZSO website.

This is a pivotal role for the NZSO and one which will see you working with a wide variety of interesting, talented and highly committed professionals and supporters. 

Person Profile:

  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of fundraising theory and practice, with proven ability to raise funds from individual supporters, personal trusts and estates
  • Experience in event management, with effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
  • Exceptional relationship management abilities with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled with CRM / fundraising databases
  • Knowledge of and interest in the arts, including symphonic music
  • Tertiary qualification in marketing, fundraising or similar is highly advantageous
  • Ability to commit to frequent travel

Applications close: 5.00pm Wednesday 7 February 2018
Applications to: Ali Ward at
Position description: Available to view at

P: 04 499 1069