Vision:                  To live in a community which understands, values and enjoys its heritage.

Mission:               To remain an independent, non-government community advocate, understanding and safeguarding our heritage today and tomorrow.



Program Manager: Special Events

Location: Sydney, NSW
Job Type: Full-time, fixed term contract for 18 months
Category: Events, Marketing and Communications Management
Sectors: Arts, Culture, Heritage
Reports to: CEO

The National Trust (NSW) will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2020 – presenting a moment in time for the organisation to bring the community together in celebration of our built, cultural and natural heritage.

About You:

We’re seeking a dynamic visionary who will create a sense of occasion and wonder, ignite imaginations and tell our story while keeping us on track with delivery and budget, revenue and suppliers, and mobilise the support of external and internal stakeholders.

This role would suit a seasoned festival lead or producer who is at home with creating and managing state-wide multichannel events programs, developing partnerships and communications, and overseeing logistics and operations with meticulous levels of detail.

About the Job:

You would take responsibility for:

  • Developing a creative range of public programs, events and engagement channels to celebrate the National Trust (NSW)’s 75th Anniversary.
  • Managing budgets, volunteers, event logistics and program implementation.
  • Developing opportunities to raise revenue through fundraising and membership themed to the 75th Anniversary Program.
  • Collaboratively building marketing and publicity campaign plans to support the goals of the 75th Anniversary Program.
  • Building partnerships and content sharing opportunities.

Ultimately what makes this a truly special role will be your ability to create the celebration story for this household Australian brand.
For a full position description or any enquiries please call (02) 9258 0159.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter that addresses’ the key accountabilities to:

Closing Date: Monday 14 April 2019


Director Development, Philanthropy, Bequests and Membership  – National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Location: Sydney, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Category: Business Development
Sectors: Arts, Culture, Heritage
Reports to: CEO
Base Salary: $100 – 120k (plus super and on-site parking in Sydney CBD)


The National Trust is the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for more than 70 years. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading guardian of Australia’s built, cultural and natural heritage, and defender of our sense of place and belonging in a changing world. We achieve this by advocating, conserving and protecting our built, cultural and natural heritage and by educating and engaging the community through the sharing and interpretation of all Australian heritage stories in ways that awaken a sense of place and belonging.

The National Trust (NSW) is seeking a results driven leader to join the executive management team as Director, Development, Membership, Philanthropy and Bequests. The successful candidate will develop and implement strategic plans for donor relationship management and cultivation and membership retention and growth, which contributes to increasing the supporters of the National Trust, our advocacy voice and our financial goals.

You will work in collaboration with other executive leaders, the Chief Executive Officer and the Board, and manage a small team. Diplomacy, a keen eye for detail, relationship and financial management are all essential qualities. This role provides the right person with a unique opportunity to engage with and grow our existing supporter base of over 20,000 people.

About the Role
Reporting directly to the CEO, you will manage:

  • development and implementation of a membership retention and growth strategy and a diversified fundraising strategy.
  • all aspects of Membership acquisition, retention and service.
  • an annual philanthropy program comprising patrons, bequest giving, major gifts and appeals, planned giving from individuals, foundations and other potential funding sources.
  • donor cultivation, retention and stewardship.
  • advocacy for, and embedment of, a culture of giving across the National Trust (NSW)’s properties, branches and committees.

About you

  • As a person known for your integrity and passion for the cause, you have a strong business development and fundraising track record at a strategic and tactical level, with proven results in the acquisition and retention of one-time and regular donors, major gifts and bequests, and securing funds from diverse sources to meet revenue targets;
  • You have a deep knowledge of current trends in membership and fundraising programs, technology, systems and models and are nimble enough to adapt what you know to the organisation’s situation and circumstance;
  • You possess superior communication, relationship, diplomacy, project management and organisational awareness skills and can successfully navigate a complex matrix of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ultimately what makes this a truly special job will be your ability to create lasting and rewarding relationships that connect our supporters to the part of our work that they are passionate about and be able to show them the impact their gift has made on the organisation.

For a full position description or any enquiries call: 02 9258 0159 or email

To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to:

Closing date: 4 March 2019


Bush Regenerators

The National Trust is Australia’s pioneering Natural Area Restoration NGO and is seeking to employ qualified bush regenerators or people who have experience working with the Green Army environmental action program. Ideal applicants will be available 5 days per week. However three and four days per week availability will also be considered. Applicants must be passionate, hard-working, motivated, and keen to learn and share our passion for conservation work. Vacancies are available working with crews on projects located in the West, North and South of Sydney. Projects will include, bush regeneration, revegetation, noxious weed control, erosion control & instream fortification works, burn prep and asset protection.

The National Trust values motivated staff and rewards employees by

  • Offering professional opportunities for growth and flexibility
  • Offering interesting and challenging projects in a supportive team environment
  • Actively encourages employee feedback and ownership of projects
  • Paying above industry awards rates

Essential selection criteria

  • Cert II or III in Conservation and Land Management or current enrolment
  • Experience working with green army will be considered
  • Current Chemical Certificate AQF3
  • Knowledge of local native and exotic plant species and invasive weeds
  • Current Drivers Licence and own vehicle
  • OHS Green/White Card
  • Physically fit for the inherent requirements of the role
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under direct supervision
  • Strong work ethic

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate in Chainsaw Operations (level 1) and demonstrated experience using chainsaws
  • Demonstrated experience using brushcutters and augers
  • Demonstrated experience in herbicide spraying using backpacks and high-volume units
  • Previous bush regeneration experience highly regarded
  • Field ID skills for relevant flora and fauna highly regarded
  • Other relevant training and/or experience (e.g. Horticulture) will be considered

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for and would like to work with a highly respected organisation with a rich history in natural area conservation and restoration, please send resumes to