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Director of Impact and Development

Founded in 2007 and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Slingsby presents emotionally challenging and engaging storytelling in rich live theatrical realms, for family audiences and young people aged eight years and over.

Highly regarded internationally as a leading theatre company, Slingsby has produced and toured original theatre productions to intergenerational audiences across twelve countries. Accolades include three Ruby Awards, a prestigious Victor Award (People’s Choice) at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase and a Helpmann Award (Best Presentation for Children). The company has proven itself highly resilient, adapting and thriving through a changing funding environment and the present COVID shutdown of its international touring.

Our stories captivate, challenge and inspire hope through memorable theatre experiences that evoke a sense of renewed wonder in the world, and the role we can each play in building a happy and harmonious global society.

Slingsby values curiosity, empathy, integrity, collaboration, access and inclusion.

The Position:
We’re searching for a senior team member to help lead our internationally-renowned theatre company, working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO and excellent Board. You’ll be passionate about the arts and its contribution to society, and have the creative vision plus strategic and financial abilities to imagine improved ways of delivering arts, and make this happen.

The Director of Impact and Development role has a focus on business development, securing investment, building high-level strategic partnerships and enriching the company’s impact in the community.

Supported by the General Manager and Accountant, the Director of Impact and Development will ensure sound business management, cultivate an excellent staff culture and discover innovative solutions to engage with audiences and communities into the future.

Key to this role will be the development of solutions for meaningful engagement with an international audience, whilst reducing the climate impact of traditional fast-paced touring.

Specific tasks:
Including, but not limited to:

  • National and international market development strategy.
  • Effective financial management of the company.
  • Funding and fundraising strategies and applications.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships.
  • Manage HR in collaboration with CEO and Board.
  • Manage Marketing and Public Relations strategies
  • Represent the company within high level arts events and networks.
  • Lead and negotiate key contracts with presenters, artists and project specific stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Artistic Director and Education Coordinator on Workshops, Residencies and Education program.
  • Oversight of the Company’s legal and corporate affairs.
  • Attend Board meetings and prepare Board Reports.

Selection criteria:

  • Passion for the arts and culture.
  • Creative and strategic thinking to respond to changes in the delivery of arts experiences.
  • Strong communication and team leadership skills.
  • Ability to work in a small, adaptable team and with multiple short-term and freelance contractors.
  • Sound knowledge of the international performing arts market an advantage.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Excellence in relationship building on a small and large scale – creative and strategic partnerships, fundraising, nurturing key local supporters.

$90,000 full-time salary + 10% SGC
Fixed Term, Full Time
October 2021-December 31, 2023

To apply, please send your cover letter, response to the selection criteria and CV with two referees to before Sunday 3rd October 2021, 11:59pm ACST.

Download Director of Impact and Development – Job Specification

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