The AYO has put great emphasis on finding the right people to join our team. We believe that a great team helps make the AYO a dynamic and creative workplace.


Philanthropy Manager


Join our fundraising team in Sydney to play an important role in AYO administration. This hands-on role is responsible for managing a portfolio of donors, Trust & Foundations and managing other key activities and events. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate relationship manager to support the next generation of musicians and take the next step in their philanthropy career.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing relationships of Annual Donors and acting as the organisation’s main point of contact
  • Contribute to and deliver annual and bespoke fundraising campaigns
  • Prospect research, management and cultivation
  • Lead the management of AYO’s Trust & Foundation portfolio
  • Contribute to and collaborate on CRM process and capability improvements


Download the full position description and selection criteria here 

To submit your application for this position, please forward: 

  • a current resume
  • a response, no longer than two pages, to the selection criteria, which demonstrates how your experience and knowledge applies to the position

Please forward your application to

If you would like to discuss the position further, please contact:
Callum Tolhurst-Close, Director of Philanthropy, on (02) 9356 1405 or

Applications close Friday 5 August, 9.00am 



The Australian Youth Orchestra relies on a network of volunteers across Australia. Most of the volunteer work occurs during an AYO program or activity and can include:

  • Administrative support in the AYO's Sydney office 
  • Artistic Program personnel work on our programs
  • Organising and bowing music parts for rehearsal and performance in the two months preceding an AYO program (music knowledge is essential here)

We appreciated all our volunteers. Please email AYO or phone the office on 1300 668 500 (toll free) to find out how you can get involved!