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Philanthropy and Sponsorships Manager



Carriageworks is one of Australia’s most renowned and significant contemporary multi-arts organisations. We support artists and producers to develop and present major new works in performance, visual arts and related art forms. Reflecting the diverse communities of urban Sydney, our artist-led program is ambitious, radical and always inclusive.


  • Respect Each Other: Everyone is welcome. Everyone’s voice is important. We learn from each other by listening with empathy and care.    
  • Share The Journey: Support others to be their best. We act with integrity and trust. We are collectively responsible.    
  • Be Adventurous: Embrace creativity. We search for courageous ideas and new opportunities.     
  • Take A Long View: Respect country, prioritise sustainability and nurture new ways of thinking out of old. We lay foundations for generations to come.   


Are you passionate about driving strategic business growth through philanthropy and corporate partnerships? Look no further!
We're seeking a dynamic Philanthropy and Sponsorships Manager to join our Development Team. At Carriageworks, approximately two-thirds of our revenue comes from self-generation, making the cultivation of philanthropic and corporate relationships essential for our continued success.

As the Philanthropy and Sponsorships Manager, you'll be at the forefront of developing and nurturing both new and existing partnerships to support our organisation's priorities. Your role will involve building robust relationships to secure philanthropic and sponsorship support, ensuring the seamless delivery of benefits and effective stewardship of funding relationships.

If you're ready to make a significant impact in the cultural landscape and drive our growth to new heights, apply now to join our team at Carriageworks.



  • Support the implementation of a robust, on-going Development strategy in collaboration with the Head of Development, including targets and strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective partners and donors, particularly within the $10,000 to $100,000 range.
  • Maintain excellent donor relationship management and communication.
  • Create on-brand and memorable fundraising initiatives, campaigns and events to maximise donor retention and cultivation.
  • Work with Head of Development to develop compelling presentations and proposals for supporting Carriageworks programs.
  • Contribute to prospect research and seek out additional opportunities from Trusts and Foundations with shared values.
  • Welcome and engage with guests who attend Carriageworks’ events including opening nights, performances and VIP events.


  • With support from the Head of Development, identify and secure strategically aligned multi-year sponsorships that deliver genuine financial and/or in-kind benefits for Carriageworks and its programs.
  • Effectively manage the existing sponsorship portfolio and relationships and ensure all contract obligations are meet, and measurable results achieved.
  • Work with the Head of Development to develop annual income targets for sponsorships.
  • Work collaboratively with the program and marketing teams to evaluate the success of sponsorship activations for internal and external reports.
  • Create presentation materials to develop new or existing sponsorship opportunities.


  • Experience managing funding relationships, demonstrated experience in negotiating contracts and servicing partnership agreements.
  • High-level of proficiency using PowerPoint to develop successful proposals and reports.
  • Strong administration skills to deliver sponsor activations and donor stewardship.
  • Strong commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
  • The ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • A broad knowledge of the arts and cultural sectors.

At Carriageworks, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that mirrors the creativity and dynamism of the arts we champion. If you share our passion for the arts and our commitment to excellence in quality communication, we encourage you to apply and embark on a rewarding journey with us. Join our team and be a driving force behind the future of contemporary art in Australia.


  • Access to complimentary tickets and behind the scenes access for Carriageworks shows. 
  • Paid parental leave. 
  • Strong diversity and inclusion priority. 
  • Training and development focus.
  • Employee Assistance Program. 


Click 'Apply Now' to submit your cover letter and resume to outlining your experience against role responsibility areas. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Applications will be reviewed throughout the application process, so don't delay.

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