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Senior Philanthropy Officer-Grants focus

  • Melbourne’s loved cultural and community hub in Australia’s largest arts precinct
  • Would suit candidates with exceptional grant writing, research, and analytical skills
  • Two-year contract available with probable extension

The Organisation

Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct and loved cultural and community hub of Melbourne. A National Heritage-listed site, the Convent precinct comprises 11 historic buildings, four cafes, a gallery, a radio station, a school, and 6.8 hectares of expansive gardens and open spaces.

A thriving and dynamic community, the Convent is home to more than 121 studios including a creative tenant community made up of artists, writers, designers, NFPs, small businesses and wellbeing practitioners. The convent welcomes around one million visitors each year.

During the pandemic, the Convent has remained buoyant by attracting support from three levels of Government and loyal individual donors including philanthropists, trusts and foundations, alongside a social enterprise model to ensure the Convent remains open all year.

To apply

Please download and read the position description.

If you’re passionate about utilising your strong writing skills to drive funding outcomes for the arts then apply now by sending your resume and cover letter, addressing the skills in the position description, to Alternatively, please call Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8977.

Abbotsford Convent is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of all abilities, and people from LGBTQIA+ communities.

Please email us if you have any questions.