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Join Gertrude as our Development & Engagement Manager

Visitors enjoying Sangeeta Sandrasegar, It’s Like That, 2018 at Gertrude Contemporary. Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.

In a world that needs art more than ever, the task of building long-term support for arts organisations has never been more important.

Australia’s leading arts incubator is looking for someone to help us flourish in the coming decades by deepening support and engagement across key audiences. 

Development & Engagement Manager – Part-time (.6 FTE)

Gertrude is currently seeking applications for this exciting new role.

The Development & Engagement Manager will help secure a bright future for Gertrude by finding new and passionate supporters for the organisation, through the implementation of strategic fundraising initiatives and successful supporter and community engagement. 

The 0.6 FTE role will support the Directors and Board to better connect with philanthropic foundations, high value donors and all tiers of Government to meet the organisation’s medium and long-term advocacy and capital fundraising goals.

Organisational Context

Founded in 1985, Gertrude is Melbourne’s longest continuously operating contemporary arts organisation and today is widely considered to be one of Australia’s leading incubators for contemporary visual art.

Sitting across two venues in Preston South and Collingwood, Gertrude features 16 artists’ studios and innovative exhibition spaces, meaning an equal emphasis on supporting the production and presentation of art.

Gertrude works with leading artists to develop artist-driven exhibitions as well as working with independent curators to produce innovative models of exhibition making. Gertrude is committed to supporting the production of new work and exhibition models and connecting these projects with broad public audiences. 

Application Process 

For further details please refer to the full position description and selection criteria. 

To apply, please send the following as a single document (PDF preferred) to apply@gertrude.org.au:

- Cover letter (1 page max)
- Current CV detailing relevant experience (2 pages max)
- Written responses to each of the selection criteria (2 pages max)
- Contact details of 2 professional referees.

    Please ensure the email subject line and the attached file include the role title and your name.

    The deadline for applications is 11:59pm Monday 11 October 2021


    Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Gertrude is an equal opportunity employer. Gertrude values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from First Nations people, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Tracy Burgess on tracy@gertrude.org.au with your questions or to arrange a confidential conversation.


    Download the Position Description below:

    Development & Engagement Manager

    Image: Visitors enjoying Sangeeta Sandrasegar, It’s Like That, 2018 at Gertrude Contemporary. Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.

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    Gertrude Contemporary

    21-31 High Street
    Preston South VIC
    Melbourne, Australia

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

    Gertrude Glasshouse

    44 Glasshouse Road
    Collingwood VIC
    Melbourne, Australia

    Opening hours:
    Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm