Funding Programmes Coordinator (CDD job offer)

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20 December 2021

Paris / France

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FEDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet ( is a non-profit organisation that significantly contributes to the emergence of a new generation of artists and to the future of opera and ballet.

To this end, FEDORA raises through private and corporate sponsorship funds to support new creations that redefine these art forms.

FEDORA developed two funding programmes to support innovation: The FEDORA Prizes Biennale & Next Stage.

The FEDORA Prizes Biennale: FEDORA awards four Prizes, the FEDORA Opera Prize, the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet, which are awarded to co-productions led by teams of artists who are committed to the creation of an innovative opera or dance, the FEDORA Prize for Education that encourages social integration and intercultural dialogue, and the FEDORA Digital Prize for digital innovation on and beyond the stage. This unique competition has been recognized as the “world’s largest competition for opera and ballet”.

Next Stage: FEDORA and Opera Europa launched Next Stage, an initiative for change in the opera and dance sector. It aims to provide financial support and skills development to boost innovation and holistic sustainability in three focus areas - green, inclusive and digital transformation – in order to build resilience within the performing arts sector. Driven by opera and dance companies, Next Stage’s 3-year plan will enable these institutions to transform themselves in order to flourish in the future, while opening up new funding opportunities. As of spring 2022, grants will be distributed to support the development of innovative, scalable projects championed by opera and dance companies for the benefit of the sector. 45 opera and dance companies in 17 countries have already committed to this initiative. 


Responsibilities Include

Event management for the FEDORA Prizes Biennale & Next Stage Grants

  • Strategic planning and coordination of two major events hosted by prestigious opera houses in Europe for the announcement of the nominees and winners (content, speakers, venue hire, technical set-up and catering, invitations) 

  • Accompanying and monitoring of the nominated projects in preparation of their crowdfunding campaigns (online pitch trainings, campaign preparations, communications alignment in collaboration with communications department)

  • Help coordinate the online jury meetings gathering leading industry experts

  • Help prepare the capacity-building workshops with artists and industry representatives around the topics of sustainability, inclusivity and digital transformation in collaboration with expert partners

Member Management in relation to EU Funds 

  • Help with relationship management with opera houses, dance companies & festivals all around Europe who execute activities co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

  • Preparation of marketing & communication campaigns

  • Coordination of technical, legal and financial matters in collaboration with opera houses

  • Funding and impact monitoring


- Work cross-functionally with the funding programmes stakeholders, communication team, fundraising team and general management 

- Create reporting and dashboards for key metrics to illustrate progress and impact and report to management on a weekly/monthly basis


Education & work experience

  • Master’s degree in any field, preferably business administration, cultural management, entrepreneurship, finance, project management or fundraising

  • +2 years experience in events management, project management, entrepreneurship or customer relations

Important skills

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Outstanding organisational, planning and time-management skills

  • Proactive and independent work style, with good team spirit

  • Attention to detail and outstanding organisational skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office and Google tools (Google drive suite, Analytics, etc.)

Language skills

  • English (fluent written and spoken)

  • French (fluent written and spoken)

  • Other European languages are an advantage (preferably German, Italian, Spanish)

Duration: 18 months to start as of February 2022

Contract type: (CDD) Contrat de durée déterminée

Remuneration: Depending on the profile

Location:  Remotely and at FEDORA’s office (Palais Garnier, 8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France)

Deadline to apply: 30/01/2022  


Apply here with a letter of motivation and a CV (in English or in French)

For any questions, please contact:
Müge Altay
Platform Coordinator
+33 767 84 64 64 

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