Working at NAS

The National Art School is a vibrant creative precinct at the forefront of learning, creativity and innovative practice; nationally and internationally. The School utilises its independent identity and distinctive studio-based teaching model to deliver exceptional higher education and research, scholarship and professional practice in the visual arts and related fields. The School is the longest established publicly funded art school in Australia with John Olsen, Margaret Olley, Tim Storrier, Fiona Hall and Cressida Campbell among many successful alumni. The Australian Government’s QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) National Report on the 2016 Student Experience showed the National Art School is rated number one in the overall quality of educational experience when compared to all universities and tertiary providers in Australia.

At the heart of our success is our staff of academics, sessional teachers and general staff that are committed to creating an environment of artistic and education excellence. If you are interested in joining the team, we encourage you to check this page regularly to see what opportunities are currently available. The National Art School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Current Vacancies

Government Relations Manager

The position

The Government Relations Manager has an integral role in developing the National Art School’s government and stakeholder relations; interpreting and implementing policies and initiatives; and oversighting programs that support the National Art School’s State Significant Organisation (SSO) status.

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What you bring to the role

You will have extensive experience working within the NSW government framework. You will be politically astute and have a broad network with high level experience in NSW government relations, policy making and managing government grant acquittals processes.

Application

Please provide your CV, response to the selection criteria, three referees and a cover letter.

Selection criteria (up to 500 words each):

  1. Please provide an example of how you have managed a government grant acquittals process preferably within an education, arts or cultural organisation.
  2. Please provide an example of how you have delivered organisational KPI’s relating to interpreting and implementing NSW government policies and initiatives.
  3. You are a proven leader with considerable skills in managing your own time and working effectively to deadlines. How have you demonstrated these skills?
  4. Please provide an example of your experience in representing an organisation to the NSW government and stakeholder management.

Please email all applications to: hr@nas.edu.au

For further information about the position, please contact Juanita Hyde via email: hr@nas.edu.au

Applications close 6pm Sunday 2 June 2019

 

 

Fundraising and Development Manager

The position

This is an exciting opportunity to grow your fundraising and development career and experience in Australia’s leading School for the visual arts. The Fundraising and Development Manager reports to the Head of Advancement and will support the Chair of the National Art School Foundation.

You will develop and execute a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan and develop positive relationships with the philanthropic and corporate community; raise revenue and, working closely with Marketing and Communications, strengthen our organisational positioning. You will collaborate with key internal audiences including our Executive Leadership Team, Heads of Departments, lecturers, alumni, students, and help to define and promote a portfolio of priority fundraising projects.

The focus of this role is to raise philanthropic funds and position the National Art School as an attractive opportunity for donors and sponsors, promote a philanthropic culture in the School and an appreciation of donor-centric cultivation and stewardship. You will develop annual operational plans and budgets involving a range of fundraising programs, campaigns, social media campaigns, and fundraising activities and events.

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What you bring to the role

You will be an energetic strategic leader with extensive knowledge and practical experience in fundraising and development and have excellent project management, time management and team building skills. You will have an understanding and appreciation of the Advancement Model involving integrated fundraising, communications, marketing, public relations, and stakeholder engagement. You will have excellent oral and writing skills, and be proficient with technology, including CRM systems.

You will have expertise in evidence-based fundraising and developing long-term respectful relationships and networks with major donors and corporate partners. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, combined with high level negotiation and influencing skills. You will be enthusiastic about the visual arts and playing a key role in building Australia’s next generation of prominent visual artists.

Application

Please provide your CV, response to the selection criteria, three referees and a cover letter. The recruitment process will include a selection process undertaken by Donorcentricity Pty Ltd, reference checking, and a presentation to a panel if you are successful in being shortlisted.

Selection criteria (up to 500 words each):

  1. Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience in fundraising or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  2. Proven track record of developing and managing the fundraising function (ideally including major donors, bequests, corporate partnerships, and trusts and foundations), an appreciation of the Advancement Model, and hands-on delivery of fundraising programs and campaigns with measurable result
  3. Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and experience with a wide variety of stakeholders, preferably including community and business leaders, and government representatives.
  4. Experience and/or understanding of working in an education, arts or cultural organisation; and communicating the importance of visual arts.
  5. Proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite, good knowledge of web-based fundraising and the ability to fully utilise CRM systems.

Please email all applications to: mark.williams@donorcentricity.com

For further information about the position, please contact Mark Williams (02) 8819 2898

Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidate is recruited, no close date will be issued, if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

 


Fundraising and Development Coordinator 

The position

This is an exciting opportunity to grow your fundraising and development career and experience in Australia’s leading School for the visual arts. The Fundraising and Development Coordinator reports to the Fundraising and Development Manager and provides support for philanthropic, community and corporate partner cultivation, engagement and stewardship.

You will manage the donor database and help to research and identify opportunities for philanthropic support, help to implement campaigns across traditional and digital platforms, deliver events; and, working closely with Marketing, ensure a consistent brand experience across all channels.

The focus of this role is to provide administration, reporting, reconciliation and stewardship support to help raise philanthropic funds and position the National Art School as an attractive opportunity for donors and sponsors. You will help to establish and maintain a range of fundraising programs, campaigns, social media campaigns, and fundraising activities and events.  Depending on performance, the Development Coordinator will be provided opportunities over time to take responsibility for managing specific fundraising programs (e.g. bequests, trusts and foundations, corporate partnerships, etc).

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What you bring to the role

The Fundraising and Development Coordinator will be ambitious and have well-developed project and time management skills with some knowledge and/or practical experience in fundraising and development. You will have excellent oral and writing skills, and be proficient with technology, including advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills and able to fully utilise CRM systems.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, combined with good negotiation and influencing skills, and will be enthusiastic about the visual arts and playing an important role in building Australia’s next generation of prominent visual artists.

Application

Please provide your CV, response to the selection criteria, three referees and a cover letter. The recruitment process will include a selection process undertaken by Donorcentricity Pty Ltd, reference checking, and an interview with the National Art School if you are successful in being shortlisted.

Selection criteria (up to 500 words each):

  1. Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising or similar, and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  2. Proven experience in building and maintaining professional, client-focused relationships with stakeholders.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills including excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
  4. Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills, knowledge of web-based fundraising and the ability to fully utilise CRM systems.
  5. Knowledge and experience of the Visual Arts and Education sectors is highly regarded.

Please email your application to: mark.williams@donorcentricity.com

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Mark Williams: (02) 8819 2898

Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidate is recruited, no close date will be issued, if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

Volunteers & Interns

Volunteers

The National Art School Gallery, Sydney, is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work across a variety of areas and provide support to the Gallery’s activities in 2019.

The NAS Gallery is a dynamic non-profit exhibition space featuring a program of multi-discipline group and solo exhibitions by Australian and international artists, including the end-of-year showcase of graduating students.

Volunteers are required to undertake front-of-house duties, and may also be asked to assist in exhibition preparation, events coordination and contribute towards the education and access aims of the Gallery. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work in a small friendly team and learn more about the National Art School and related activities, receive invitations to exhibition openings, lectures and special events, complimentary publications and library borrowing benefits.

We ask volunteers to work for at least one or two half days each fortnight and commit to the program for 12 months. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our full program in 2019

Volunteers may choose their preferred shifts on a weekly roster Monday to Saturday, either in the morning 11.00am  ̶  2.00pm or afternoon 2.00  ̶  5.00pm

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download the application form and email to Scott Elliot scott.elliot@nas.edu.au to set up a meeting.


Interns

The NAS Gallery provides an internship program each year for a tertiary student or recent graduate with experience in the disciplines of Art History, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Art Administration, Museum Studies, and other related fields. The internship provides opportunities to acquire practical experience in an active art gallery environment.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please email NAS Gallery: scott.elliot@nas.edu.au explaining briefly your experience and interest in being involved, and include a current CV.

Contact

hr@nas.edu.au

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