Corporate Partnerships Manager | [E235]

Corporate Partnerships Manager | [E235]

15 May
Queensland Ballet

15 May

Queensland Ballet


The expected corporate landscape outlook has improved for 2021/2022 across the sectors, with business confidence improving compared to 2021. Corporates are wanting to engage with their stakeholders in creative ways and organisations are wanting investment programs that give back to community, including the arts, education and community engagement activities.

This improved outlook means that we are looking to expand our team by recruiting a Corporate Partnerships team member to support this unexpected increase in demand.

The Corporate Partnerships team’s focus is on engaging new business including Principal/Major partners, building a revenue pipeline for the Thomas Dixon Centre and also supporting the Corporate Membership drive,

which is the pipeline for higher levels of corporate investment.


The Corporate Partnerships Manager will contribute to the endeavours of the Corporate Partnerships team by coordinating activities and events for QB’s corporate partners, managing designated partnership accounts, coordinating implementation of multi-channelled partnership campaigns and assisting the team in the identification and acquisition of new corporate supporters.

To realise Queensland Ballet’s vision and enable strategic growth both on and off the stage, it is vital that support from private sources is encouraged and nurtured. The Corporate Partnerships Manager is a motivated and collaborative team player with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, who is integral to the realisation of this vision and growth through the effective delivery of partnership strategy and portfolio management.


Queensland Ballet is a vibrant, creative company which connects people and dance across Queensland. We offer a program of world-class productions of the best classical ballets and inspired contemporary dance works. The Company engages renowned choreographers and designers from around the world and nurtures emerging local talent by presenting exciting new works in an intimate studio series. With a culture of creativity and collaboration, complemented by an active program of engagement with our communities, Queensland Ballet has become the central hub for dance in the State. Our dancers are acclaimed for the technical excellence and versatility, and our annual program offers diversity in style, audience focus and geographic reach, with up to 100 performances in Brisbane and tours to regional Queensland.

When we open our doors, we welcome home all in our community. Our three homes form the foundations of our Artistic, Academy and Community pillars. We have designed each home with people at heart.

Thomas Dixon Centre — our headquarters and home to our artists and arts workers. The facilities at Queensland Ballet's home in Thomas Dixon Centre in Brisbane’s West End allow the Company to offer a full range of training and community access programs, including public dance classes.

Queensland Ballet Academy — home to our arts students and teachers. We are committed to providing a pathway for young talent through the Queensland Ballet Academy. Queensland Ballet is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence, dance education and innovative presentation of classical repertoire.

The Queensland Ballet Production Arts Centre — home to our arts makers and creative health advocates. With bold and confident ambitions for the future, we proudly build upon the legacy of many creative and gifted artists who have been part of the Company’s rich history since 1960 as we continue to create magic and enrich lives with the development of Queensland Ballet’s Production Arts Centre.


With bold intentions to be unconstrained we will create magic and enrich lives by delivering across four core pillars : Artistic, Academy, Arts for All and Cultural Spaces.

Influenced by five core values and our principles of commitment , all that we do and all that we are will remain true to the four core pillars.

1. Brilliance: We are world class in all that we do – we inspire excellence on stage, in studio, in business and in community.

2. Creativity: We are creative in every endeavour – we nurture our artform, artists, students and arts workers by exploring possibilities and responding to opportunities with agility.

3. Passion: With Queensland in our hearts – we celebrate our diversity, our heritage and our love of the artform through heartfelt connections.

4. Wellbeing: We promote wellness across society – we pledge to make a positive impact across all dimensions of wellbeing; social, cultural, emotional, physical, environmental and intellectual.

5. Integrity: We commit to Sustainable practice – we foster a culture of ethical behaviour that is anchored in community, integrity and legacy.


This position reports to the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Experiences and Enterprise and works closely with the Experiences Manager and Experiences Coordinator.



Work with the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Experiences and Enterprise and Corporate Partnerships, Experiences team to deliver the Corporate Partnerships 2018-2022 strategic plan including sponsorship, corporate membership and corporate hospitality initiatives.

Work closely with the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Experiences and Enterprise and Corporate Partnerships, Experiences team to ensure the continued professional nurturing of the existing suite of partners and the delivery of all partnership KPIs and agreed outcomes.

Corporate Partnerships Portfolio Management

Account management and renewal of designated corporate partnerships, as directed by the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Experiences and Enterprise.

Account management of Corporate members and acquisition of new members, working to agreed targets.

Manage partnership in-kind contributions and services as mutually agreed in contracts.

Manage ticket allocations for all corporate partners, members and prospecting activities.

Coordinate corporate partnership execution and reporting, in consultation with the Corporate Partnerships team.

Develop and deliver effective events for the engagement and cultivation of corporate partners and prospects, and work closely with the Events, Production and Artistic teams to ensure the professional delivery of all events and experiential activities related to partnerships.

Work closely with the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Experiences and Enterprise and the Marketing team to ensure marketing, publicity, social media, brand presence & association for QB’s corporate partners are fully leveraged and amplified.

Ensure timely and accurate budget and financial administration including producing purchase orders and invoices, maintenance and reconciliation of the budget.

Ensure accurate partnership documentation, Agreements register and maintain Tessitura database records.

Attend events as appropriate, Queensland Ballet or otherwise, to represent the company for networking and hosting purposes.

Financial Targets

Work with the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Experiences and Enterprise team to achieve the corporate partnerships target.


4 + years’ experience in a relationship or client engagement focussed role.

Demonstrated experience building relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

Positive and flexible approach to work; including experience managing multiple tasks within tight timeframes.

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a high performing team.

Exceptional written communication skills, including the ability to adapt communications in response to changing circumstances.


Recreation Leave

20 working days per year (pro-rata)

Personal/Carer’s Leave

Ten working days per year (pro-rata)

Probationary Period

Six months from commencement.

Hours of Work

Nominally 38 hours per week Monday to Friday but the appointee may be required to be available to work other hours and on weekends as required.


Salary will be negotiated with preferred candidate. Superannuation is paid into the superannuation fund of your choice, currently at the rate of 9.5%.


Queensland Ballet provides a supportive and collaborative team environment combined with the opportunity to play an integral role in a dynamic and progressive organisation that is paving the way for the future of Ballet in Queensland. Our employees have access to weekly dance classes and various other health and well-being initiatives.


To apply for this position please forward a covering letter, current resume and a short statement addressing each selection criteria via email to: [email protected]

Please note that referees will be sought from candidates following the interview process. Applications close 5pm, Thursday 10 June 2021. Applications received after this time may not be considered.

For further information or for a confidential discussion please contact the Head of Human Resources on (07) 3013 6666. We respectfully advise that no agency applications will be considered at this time.

Queensland Ballet is committed to providing an inclusive and child safe environment that is free from Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that we carry out working with children, police records and reference checks (as we see fit) to ensure that we are recruiting the right people.

To reflect the diversity of the communities and people with whom we engage, we seek to hire a workforce that is both representative and diverse. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we are committed to supporting you in your career with Queensland Ballet.

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