Career Opportunity: Development Coordinator


Title:                                       Development Coordinator

Office Location:                    Haymarket, Sydney NSW

Final Report:                         Head of Business Development and Fundraising

Period of Contract:               Part time 3 days per week

Remuneration:                      $39,000 + super + holiday ($65,000 per annum pro-rata + super)

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Piano+ is an exciting new presentation and production company emerging from the almost 50-year-old Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney).

Since 1977, The Sydney has been in the international keyboard spotlight and has nurtured the very best of young international and Australian pianists. It has provided opportunities for Australian audiences to hear great talent, not only in Sydney, but in many places around the country. Now, Piano+ will take on those responsibilities, offering a diverse program of musical experiences annually, as well as presenting The Sydney itself on a quadrennial basis.

Piano+ ‘s annual program features an International Recital Series, national tours for emerging artists, regional piano festivals, site-specific piano events, and piano education and outreach programs.

Piano+ is open to exploring opportunities that have the piano as a central feature. It will venture beyond solo classical music recitals and masterclasses to include keyboardists from other musical genres or cross-art form collaborations.

Piano+ Education builds on the organisation’s depth of engagement and established partnerships with key learning institutions. The 2024 Autumn Piano School in partnership with the New England Conservatorium of Music launches an intensive piano course located in the picturesque regional setting of Armidale in the north of NSW, giving students of the piano, from youngsters to adults, an immersive and memorable experience.



The Development Coordinator supports the Head of Business Development and Fundraising: specifically in cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships; coordination and delivery of high-quality events; tracking and supporting partner deliverables; undertaking research and analysis for funding applications; and maintaining accurate stakeholder records.

This new role is vital to support the organisation’s aspirations for growth and the successful candidate will play an integral role in a small collaborative and motivated team, helping to shape and build Piano+’s philanthropic and partnership programs. This is a great opportunity for a motivated person with a passion for music and the arts who is interested in a career in arts administration, to gain experience in developing diverse income streams.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel is essential and experience with Tessitura database is preferred.



3 days per week. Piano+ can be flexible with regular days. Attendance at special events outside regular days may be required with time in lieu applied according to company policy in those circumstances.



Data Management – Tessitura

  • Maintain accurate and timely data entry of donations
  • Maintain accurate records of contracted partner benefits
  • Manage donation receipting and donor thank you process
  • Maintain up-to-date records of donor interactions for moves management
  • Contribute to financial record keeping where required


  • Analyse data systems and conduct thorough industry research to identify new partner and donor prospect leads and new grant opportunities
  • Research, record and maintain accurate up-do-date profiles and contact details for key stakeholders
  • Analyse and support the delivery of organisational market surveys to gain insights required for funding applications and reporting

Stakeholder Communications

  • With guidance from the Head of Business Development and Fundraising, and working with the Marketing Manager, create and send targeted communications to stakeholder groups as directed
  • With guidance from the Head of Business Development and Fundraising, manage invitation process and rsvps for events

Partner Benefits

  • Manage the timely and effective delivery of partner benefits

Event support

  • Support effective, efficient and high-quality event delivery for donor and key stakeholder engagement events.



  1. Experience or appropriate knowledge of working in the arts or cultural sector
  2. Organised and confident, with good interpersonal skills and able to deal with people at all levels of seniority
  3. Appreciation of discretion and respect for privacy when managing relationships
  4. Excellent communication skills including both written and verbal communications
  5. Ability to work with a high level of detail, accuracy and efficiency even when under pressure
  6. Knowledge and well-developed administrative and computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Canva design software, and email systems like Mailchimp.
  7. Knowledge and proficiency in using Tessitura or other customer relationship management systems
  8. The ability to work and contribute to a positive team environment



Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Employment Equity:

Piano+ is committed to high standards of performance in relation to work Health, Safety and Wellbeing and the provision of Equal Employment Opportunity. All employees are expected to participate in maintaining safe working conditions and practices, as well as promoting and upholding the principle of fair and equitable access to employment/promotion, personal development and training and the elimination of workplace harassment and discrimination.

Work Conditions

This position is a flexible workplace position, both, working from the office as well as from home as required. Normal hours of work will be 9.30am to 5.30pm with a daily lunch break of one hour. There will be work outside of business hours of which no additional payment is granted though there is a time in lieu policy in place. Hours of work will include weekend and on-call response during the lead up to and throughout the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2026 and associated activities and events from time to time.

Annual and Sick leave

Subject to the terms and conditions of the employment contract, the Employee will be entitled to holiday leave accrued proportionally at the rate of four weeks annual leave for every 52 weeks worked. No leave loading will be paid.


Piano+ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


  • Write a cover letter which addresses your experience in relation to the selection criteria in no more than two A4 pages.

NB: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

  • Attach the cover letter and your CV in an email to
  • Suggested email subject line: Application for Development Coordinator Role
  • Submit before 5pm Monday 29 April 2024.


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Applications for the role should include the following:

Curriculum Vitae
A curriculum vitae should be submitted, that includes:

  • full name, nationality, home address, confidential email address, telephone contact details
  • positions held, reporting lines and the scope of responsibilities and key achievements
  • details of formal education and other training qualifications
  • other relevant information, such as involvement or representation in professional and community activities including speaking engagements, conference panels, publications, board memberships, volunteer roles etc

Candidate’s Statement
A statement of no more than 2 pages that outlines your motivations for applying for the position, how your experience and expertise are relevant to Piano+ and to the role, and how these will contribute to Piano+ realising its mission to provide an essential resource for pianists, music education and concert goers nationally.

Full contact details of three referees who you feel will be able to attest to your credibility and suitability for the role.

Referees will be contacted only after prior consultation with you, and it is your responsibility to ensure that the referees are willing to provide reports when contacted.

Date of commencement
An indication of the earliest date on which you would be available to commence.


Applications should be sent by email to:
Tony Grierson
AEGEUS Executive Search
T: +61 (2) 9053 6156

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