We’re hiring! An exciting opportunity to join Polyglot Theatre.

An exciting opportunity to join Polyglot Theatre as our Development Coordinator.

Polyglot Theatre is Australia’s leading creator of interactive and participatory theatre for children and families. Our distinctive artistic philosophy has placed us at the international forefront of contemporary arts experiences for babies and children up to 12 years.  Polyglot is about to relocate to a new purpose-designed office space at the Abbotsford Convent which will house Polyglot’s team of ten full and part-time staff. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator has primary responsibility for delivering the company’s fundraising strategy and securing income from individual donors, trusts and foundations and corporate partners. The role works closely with Polyglot’s Executive team and Board to support the company’s strategic vision.

To thrive in this role, you’ll be a brilliant communicator with excellent written and verbal skills, and be highly organised with outstanding attention to detail. Polyglot offers strong opportunities for learning and professional development. This position may suit an arts administrator looking to hone specialist skills in fundraising, or an early career professional with some experience within a larger fundraising team.

This is a 0.6 – 0.7 EFT position – negotiable with the preferred candidate, and working conditions are highly flexible.

The Development Coordinator:

  • Stewards individual donors through fundraising campaigns and Polyglot’s Circle donor program, servicing the existing donor base and developing strategies to engage new donors.
  • Secures philanthropic income from trusts and foundations – researching opportunities, writing applications, and maintaining close relationships with key staff and trustees.
  • Plays an active role in the development of Polyglot’s strategic direction, particularly in relation to partnership opportunities and income diversification.
  • Represents the company to key stakeholders in the arts and philanthropic sectors, including to current and potential donors, corporate partners, trust and foundations, and at conferences and industry events.

Click HERE to obtain the full position description and application requirements for this role. Applications close 10.00am on Friday 29 June. Interviews may be conducted during the application period, so applicants are encouraged to submit early.