Kaiarahi Kohi Putea - Wheako Poneke Experience - Wellington

  • 15 May 2024

Kaiārahi Kohi Pūtea | Manager, Fundraising

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

As a multidisciplinary organisation we punch above our weight, working together with and for Wellington to create remarkable experiences that generate vitality, strengthening the city we love.  We offer incredible audience experiences across our six sites; City Gallery Wellington, Capital E, Wellington Museum, Space Place, Cable Car Museum and Nairn Street Cottage.

Te tūranga | The role

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications your focus will be to develop and implement strategies to maximise sustainable fundraising revenue. Leading a small team you’ll develop and manage the delivery of relevant and future focussed fundraising strategies that increase awareness of and engagement with our vision, strategy and goals and drive philanthropic revenue. This includes the development and implementation of robust fundraising plans to meet fundraising targets and support our strategy, projects and campaigns, as well as a funding pipeline and calendar.

There’s plenty of opportunity to make your mark in this role.  We’re looking for someone is experienced and can hit the ground running.  You’ll be strengthening our existing programmes while developing and seeking new opportunities in corporate partnerships, philanthropy, and major gifts.

You will be an excellent connector and be able to build relationships across our six sites with those who are delivering exhibitions, audience offerings and experiences.  Externally you’ll have great relationships with grant funders, donors and partners. You’ll have networks with others in the sector in similar roles to share best practice and improve the way we do things at Wheako Pōneke Experience Wellington.

Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako | The essential skills and experience for the role

  • You’re a proven fundraiser with wide experience including strategy development and the delivery of fundraising activities.
  • You can craft persuasive cases for support that will be used to enhance the vision of the organisation and leverage the activities of our six visitor experiences.
  • You are an energetic leader and you have managed teams. You’ll lead by example and work alongside your team to coach, implement and deliver initiatives.
  • You will have great connections and be adept at developing relationships internally and externally.
  • Experience Wellington embraces flexible working and offers generous leave provisions in, wellbeing and bereavement leave. Other benefits include free te reo Māori lessons and access to EAP services.

If you want to work with like-minded community builders, passionate about art and culture we would love to hear from you.  To join our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form for our consideration. 

For further information on the role please contact hr@experiencewellington.org.nz.

Applications close Friday, 7 June 2024. Applications will be shortlisted as they come in.

Applicants for these positions require the eligibility to work in New Zealand, have current NZ citizenship, residency or a valid work visa. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit www.immigration.govt.nz







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