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Development Manager – NT Writers Centre

July 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 1, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

The NT Writers’ Centre is hiring!

Are you great at building relationships, at writing grants and at thinking strategically about funding and sustainability? Do you love the arts and are you keen to help a not-for-profit organisation flourish? You could be our next Development Manager!

The Development Manager is a 0.4FTE part-time position (15 hours per week) that is flexible to be based from either our Alice Springs or Darwin offices.

Through a mix of research, strategy development, relationship building, and grant writing, the Development Manager is responsible for sourcing new income streams, with a focus on the private sector, to support the NTWC’s financial resilience.

The position plays a significant role in the sustainable long term growth of the NTWC’s programs and profile by maintaining and attracting new support, relationships and partnerships.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a minimum of three years experience of project and budget management in the arts and/or not for profit sector. Previous experience managing sponsor, donor, partner, and/or funder relationships is essential. Strong written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated grant writing experience will be highly regarded.

This is an excellent opportunity for an analytical and details oriented individual to play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of NTWC programs into the future. An affinity with the organisation’s creative remit to support and inspire NT writers and storytellers of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds is key.

NTWC currently brings in around 15% of revenue from non-government sources with targets to grow this figure over the coming years. Key measures of success will be meeting income and growth targets.

The role can be based from either of the NTWC’s two offices (Darwin or Alice Springs). For the right candidate, remote work is also a possibility, although extensive knowledge of the Northern Territory’s cultural landscape is necessary.

About Us

NT Writers’ Centre (NTWC) offers a diverse program of literary activities across the Northern Territory, with initiatives to encourage and support the development of young writers, First Nations writers, and other NT-based writers.

Our signature event is the NT Writers Festival (NTWF); a four-day festival shaped by place that speaks to and from the heart of Australia and the Northern Territory. The Festival emphasises Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity and offers unique immersive experiences. Founded in 1999, NTWF is held annually, and alternates location between Darwin and Alice Springs.

Other NTWC program areas include

Writer Development: Year-round workshop program offering career and skills development for writers
Youth Programs
Andrew McMillan Memorial Residency
Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards
imprint: annual members magazine
Special Projects
Selection Criteria

Minimum three years’ project and budget management experience in the arts and/or not for profit sector
Experience in seeking and securing private funding and sponsorship in the arts and/or not for profit sector
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills including experience creating generative and enduring stakeholder relationships
Excellent written communication skills, including proven ability writing successful funding applications
Superior organisational skills with ability to plan and prioritise your workload
Ability to work effectively as a part of a small team, but also autonomously and proactively as required
Appreciation of Australian books and stories, and a commitment to the NT Writers’ Centre’s creative remit to support and inspire NT writers and storytellers of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds

CLICK HERE for the Development Manager position description
Any questions can be emailed to executive@ntwriters.com.au or call 08 8941 2651

Please send a short cover letter, maximum two-page CV, and your responses to the selection criteria to executive@ntwriters.com.au

Application deadline: midnight ACST, Sunday 1 August 2021. Interviews will be conducted and a successful applicant notified by mid to late August with the role to ideally begin by September.


July 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am
August 1, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
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NT Writers’ Centre
08 8952 3810