• Home
  • About Us
  • Careers



Donors are fundamentally important to State Theatre Company of South Australia. They believe in value of the arts and the work we create. They share our commitment to be bold, imaginative and respectful in creating extraordinary theatrical experiences.

We seek an experienced, hard-working, passionate, creative, resourceful, inspiring, persuasive, thoughtful person to lead our philanthropy program and build rewarding relationships with current, new and potential donors.

Philanthropy Manager is a brand-new role for the Company. Our successful candidate will become a key member of leadership team who will advocate eloquently both internally and externally of the value of donors to our success.

Our successful candidate will have proven success in previous philanthropy roles, and a track record of increasing annual income targets from donors, trusts and foundations.

Perhaps you have mid-level fundraising experience outside the arts and are seeking a leadership role where you can apply your considerable skills in relationship building; or perhaps you are a senior arts development manager with a wealth of experience looking to specialise in philanthropy. Whatever your background, you are seeking an opportunity to apply your passion for philanthropy to a theatre company with decades of past success and an ambitious vision for future.

You are a strategic thinker who is passionate about relationship building, social impact and being part of a high-performing team. You are highly motivated and dedicated to stewarding relationships with people who care deeply about the arts and theatre in particular. You have initiative, drive and determination. You have maturity of judgement and are resilient, professional, and highly organised. You pay attention to details and deadlines. You are a persuasive communicator, an easy networker, and a confident presenter. You love the performing arts as much as you enjoy learning and being part of a generous, collaborative team. Excellence is the minimum standard.

Why State Theatre Company?

State Theatre Company is one of Australia’s major performing arts companies. We exist to create extraordinary experiences through theatre to realise our dream of being Australia’s pre-eminent storyteller.

Each year we present a bold and ambitious season of contemporary and classic Australian and international works in South Australia. We tour regionally, nationally and internationally.

Your rewards will be in the satisfaction of donors connecting more deeply with the Company and philanthropic income to soar because of your creativity, enthusiasm, and self-motivated desire for company and individual success. We see this role growing with the Company over coming years and our dream applicant will want to grow with it.

Download the full Position Description here

Application closing date is 5pm on Friday 4 May 2018

Tell us in one or two pages what makes you our ideal candidate, why you want to work for State Theatre Company and what inspires you. Convince us that you’re the right person for our team. Enclose your resume (max three pages) and email with expression of interest as a single PDF document to with subject line “Philanthropy Manager Application”.

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

The role commences as soon as possible. It is offered as a full-time position (5 days per week) on a three-year contract, however we are happy to consider applicants who are interested in working 4 days per week.

A salary commensurate with skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Confidential inquiries may be directed to Jodi Glass, Executive Director/Producer on (08) 8415 5302 or email