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Grants & Partnerships Manager

Milk Crate Theatre


Milk Crate Theatre effects social change through the power of performance.

We provide opportunities for people whose voices are under-represented to engage in artistic practice to build confidence, skills and connections; and then share their bold and resonant stories to build empathy and break down barriers.

Our community of Collaborative Artists are generally living with, have experienced or are at risk of homelessness; living with mental health or disability support needs; have experienced domestic violence or come from First Nations and/or culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


This role offers an exciting opportunity to grow Milk Crate Theatre’s revenue and play a leading role in delivering our vision of effecting social change through the power of performance. Working closely with the CEO, you will lead our strategic fundraising and revenue generation activities with a focus on major donors, trusts, foundations and partners.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in securing income from trusts and foundation, corporate or major donors and brilliant interpersonal and communications skills, with a proven ability to develop genuine long-term relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Offered in a part-time basis, we support flexible working arrangements and welcome applicants who are managing families or study with work or looking for better work-life balance. This role will be able to access Salary Packaging in line with our policies.


  • Manage a pro-active Trust & Foundations program to significantly grow income, including:
    • Maintaining funding pipelines and grants calendar,
    • Research & development or appropriate grant proposals,
    • Liaising with CEO, Artistic Director and Impact Manager to manage, facilitate, write, and submit compelling and tailored funding applications.
    • Deliver successful funding outcomes.
    • Appropriate stewardship with an aim of building long term funding relationships.
  • Work with CEO to strategically identify, approach and develop Major Donors and Corporates to secure funding support for Milk Crate Theatre programs.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with donors, corporates, partners and stakeholders to ensure we are meeting our fundraising targets.
  • Coordinate funding acquittals calendar and liaise with internal team to ensure to complete funding acquittals on time and to the highest possible standard.

All enquiries and applications should be directed to mail@milkcratetheatre.com using the subject line: Grants & Partnerships Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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