Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian Icon in 1998, the TSO is one of Australia’s smallest Symphony Orchestra that packs in an amazing Concert Program each year delivering acclaimed concerts to local, regional, interstate and international audiences.

Development Executive

The Development Executive is responsible for managing aspects of the Annual Development Plan around corporate partners and annual donors for the TSO. Our ideal person will show maturity of judgment, resilience, patience and a sense of humour. Being able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure in a busy environment is part of the day to day routine.

What’s Involved

As a key member of the Development Team, this position requires the implementation of effective fundraising campaigns, research and development of partnership documentation and funding applications, and the fostering of successful working relationships with key stakeholders.

You will need to help implement the current fundraising strategy within TSO resources, working closely with other departments including the marketing, artistic and education areas.

If assisting with and attending sponsorship and philanthropic events when required is not your cup of tea, then this is possibly not the job for you.

What do I need to bring to TSO?

  • Proven experience and success in fundraising, business development, grant writing and/or partnership/sponsorship field is paramount.
  • Your ability to show strong initiative, decisiveness and negotiation skills is essential.
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in building relationships with corporate partners and individual donors and at the same time exercise high levels of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Someone who is outward looking and capable of inspiring trust in people from a wide variety of backgrounds will attract our attention.
  • Your skill set will include excellent personal presentation, written and oral communication skills and the ability to make presentations to a broad range of audiences.
  • You must have a genuine affinity towards TSO and an understanding of the Arts environment is a must.

It is essential that you read the Position Description and respond to the selection criteria contained in it when applying for the position. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered for possible selection to the interview stage.

For further information and a full Position Description, Jenny Goulding – Director People and Culture is available by email or on 0418 794 545 for a confidential discussion.

Production Casuals

(Casual Pool Positions – up to six (6) months)

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking to build their pool of Production casuals to assist with “behind the scenes” and set-up work for concert activities.

Previous related work in production/staging of live performances would be an advantage, although not essential. You will be required to be physically fit as the work involves assisting with the technical and production staff with stage moves, loading and unloading orchestra equipment and staging  as well as attending to building and equipment security.  Essential to this is your availability for night and weekend work as required.

If you would like to have the satisfaction of being part of a team that helps the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to deliver their renowned high quality performances, then please follow in the instructions below.

For a copy of the Position Description, please click here.

Please forward your application, a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position and a current Resume to

Unfortunately agency applications will not be considered.