Bell Shakespeare is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply for these positions.

As part of the Bell Shakespeare team, you will
Receive complimentary tickets to all Bell Shakespeare productions
• Receive ongoing professional development
• Have the opportunity to work within major performing arts venues, including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Canberra Theatre Centre

Philanthropy And Major Gifts Manager

  • Based in Sydney
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Established in 1990 by renowned Australian actor/director John Bell, Bell Shakespeare was created to take the greatest works of our theatrical heritage and make them meaningful and accessible to Australians of all backgrounds and locations. Now under the directorship of Peter Evans, through the lens of Shakespeare’s repertoire (and other classic works), Bell Shakespeare aims to produce work that is timeless and borderless and to be an artistic and educational institution of international standard and outreach.

Bell Shakespeare relies on the unwavering support of its family of donors, corporate partners and trusts and foundations – each playing an integral role in helping to achieve the Company’s mission. Bell Shakespeare is seeking a Philanthropy and Major Gifts Manager who, reporting to the Head of Development, will help to generate further philanthropic revenue for Bell Shakespeare with particular focus on major gifts, special events, campaigns and other initiatives.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate a track record in philanthropic fundraising and donor stewardship which will have been gained in the not for profit sector. You will display a high degree of professionalism with a creative and strategic approach to your work. Your exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills will be crucial.

To apply for this role, please send the following to Debra Reinecke, Head of Development, at  by COB Friday, 6 March 2018.

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Response to the essential criteria as listed in the Philanthropy and Major Gifts Manager Position Description (no more than 1 page)

Please ensure your application meets all requirements as outlined above.

30th Anniversary Volunteer Opportunity

In 2020 Bell Shakespeare will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Alongside events to mark the occasion we will be sharing the rich history of Bell Shakespeare from our archives. In 2019 we will undertake a digital archive project to highlight special moments from our history and we would like to extend an invitation to our supporters who are interested in volunteering to help us with this project.

If you are based in Sydney and interested in coming to our Sydney HQ (located in The Rocks) to assist in this project and others as our celebratory plans unfurl please email us.

Work experience

Please visit the Work Experience page for more information. We are unable to offer any placements for high school students outside of this program.