Bequest and Planned Giving Assistant

• Full-time, 3-year fixed-term contract position
• Salary package: $58,505 per annum (includes base salary $53,429 + 9.5% employer’s contribution to superannuation)
• Development & Enterprises Division
• Reports to the Foundations, Trusts & Bequest Manager
• Date reviewed January 2020

Overview of the MCA
MCA is Australia’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on the work of living artists, MCA’s vision is to engage audiences with contemporary art and ideas through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events. From major thematic exhibitions and surveys of established artists, solo exhibitions and artist projects, to new work by emerging artists, the MCA program covers the range and diversity of contemporary art.
Located on one of the most beautiful sites in the world at Sydney’s Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened to the public in 1991, reopening in 2012 following a major expansion. The redevelopment transformed the MCA, with spacious new galleries including a National Centre for Creative Learning with state-of-the-art technology.

Overview of the Division
The Philanthropy team sits within the MCA’s Development and Enterprises Division, which is responsible for generating revenue and supporting the Museum’s activities through individuals, corporate partners and commercial activities.
The Philanthropy team including Foundations, Trusts & Bequests is responsible for managing relationships with members, patrons, trusts and foundations and overseeing a range of engagement programs, events and campaigns.

Overview of the position
The Bequest and Planned Giving Assistant will report to the Foundations, Trusts and Bequest Manager.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in philanthropy and foundations research and administration, database management, reporting and independently working within a team, ideally with direct experience in an arts and cultural environment. The role requires strong administrative skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively in a high demand area.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position

• Support the Foundation, Trusts and Bequest Manager to identify and create applications to Trusts and Foundations to secure additional funds for the Museum as well as support in acquittals.
• Research and identify prospects across Foundations, Trusts and Philanthropy generally.
• Provide administrative support to the Foundations and Trusts Bequest Manager as well as the broader Philanthropy team including Membership.
• Support the Foundation, Trust and Bequest program of events in conjunction with the broader Philanthropy team events.
• Maintain accurate records and administrative processes for the unit.
• Support the delivery of marketing and communications relating to Foundation, Trusts and Bequests.
• Contribute to broader philanthropy program in terms of database management.
• Any other duties as required within the level of position.

General requirements of all MCA employees
We require that all of our employees:
• demonstrate support for innovation and for organisational changes required to improve the MCA’s effectiveness
• work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions and recognise the merits of diverse perspectives and the ideas of others
• demonstrate commitment to, and knowledge of, the principles and application of equal employment opportunities and anti-discrimination legislation in the work place
• work in accordance with the principles of equity, access and fairness. Respect WHS work practices and procedures; work with due care and consideration to safeguard your own health and safety and the health and safety of others.

Key selection criteria

Essential criteria
Applicants must be able to demonstrate they have:
• a background (3 plus years) in the not-for-profit sector, ideally within the arts and cultural sector, with the provision of research and administrative support to a Foundations, Trusts and Bequest or planned giving program
• proven experience in supporting the delivery of planned giving events and stewardship programs
• excellent communication, research and administrative skills including database management. Experience using Ungerboeck would be an advantage.

Terms and conditions of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term 3-year contract position reporting to the Foundations, Trusts & Bequest Manager. Some work out of normal hours (9am – 5.30pm) will be required to cover MCA openings and philanthropy events, and other prospect and networking events.
Salary package includes:
• annual leave: 4 weeks
• personal leave: 10 days
• superannuation: 9.50% super payments (in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992).
The appointment will be conditional on an initial 3-month probationary period, which may also be extended (at the MCA’s discretion) for additional 3 months. Thereafter, termination by either party will require written notice of 4 weeks.

Please visit the MCA website to view the full position description and for details on how to apply.

Working for the MCA
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