Sponsorship Manager

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a centre of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its conservatoire training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

The Development Team, as part of the Strategy and Development Division, curates and manages relationships with clients to deliver remarkable opportunities for NIDA's students.

The Opportunity

The Sponsorship Manager is a new role ideal for a candidate with previous experience in education, arts and/or NFP sector. The successful applicant will work with the CEO and Executive Director Strategy and Development to develop new commercial sponsorship and partnerships. You will  work closely with the Development  team who are committed to engaging effectively with supporters that are interested in and dedicated to assisting NIDA in its drive to deliver excellence in training and educating the future leaders and respected practitioners in the performing arts in Australia and internationally.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated Sponsorship management experience with a successful track record in developing key relationships. You thrive on delivering multiple programs of work simultaneously achieving budget targets and identifying new opportunities. You will ideally have a passion for the arts education and an understanding of its importance to Australia’s diverse cultural heritage being portrayed on our screens, theatres and venues in Australia and internationally.

Position Profile

Please download the position profile for more information about this role

Salary (TRP)

An attractive salary to be negotitated based on experience.

Benefits of Working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Leases
  • Workplace Banking
  • A short bus ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events
  • 50% discount for immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs

What we're looking for

Essential components of your application:

  • A brief cover letter that demonstrates your understanding of and capacity to undertake the role
  • Your CV including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A separate document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile individually.

Closing Date

5pm, Thursday 31 January 2019.
Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile above will not be considered.

You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.

A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Priscilla Hunt, Executive Director Strategy and Development on 02 9697 7564 or priscilla.hunt@nida.edu.au.

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