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23 June 2022

Paris / France

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FEDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet ( is a non-profit organisation that supports creativity and innovation in opera and ballet. Through its funding programmes, the FEDORA Prizes Biennale and the Next Stage Grants, FEDORA provides both funding opportunities and capacity-building to its network of around 100 opera houses and dance companies all over Europe.

Internationally recognized as the largest opera and dance competition and European Platform for new work in opera and dance, FEDORA aims to guarantee the future of these art forms in Europe. Four prizes are awarded to promising teams who collaborate on the creation of new opera and dance co-productions, and on the involvement and education of new and young audiences. And the Next Stage grants are attributed to projects that drive innovation through sustainable, inclusive and digital transformation on, behind and beyond the stage.

We are looking for someone to join our young and international team as Members and Development Trainee under the supervision of the Members and Development Coordinator.

The Members and Development Department at FEDORA manages a philanthropy programme that creates meaningful experiences for members and donors while raising funds to sustain the association’s activities including the FEDORA Prizes Biennale, the “Next Stage” Grants, capacity-building for opera houses and dance companies, FEDORA Events and more. Main tasks include identifying, researching, securing, and stewarding financial support from individuals, companies and foundations.

The Trainee reports to the Members and Development Coordinator, but will also work closely with all team members to gain insights about the work in a cultural organisation.

The Trainee will learn about membership management, individual and corporate sponsorship, assist with special projects and events, and help identify new donors and create impact reports.

The Trainee will gain an understanding of fundraising strategies and tactics for a non-profit organisation (that is co-funded by the European Commission and upholds the highest reporting and audit standards), operating knowledge of software such as GESCOM and Salesforce, non-profit budget management and project finance, business skills related to cultural institutions and expand their personal and professional skills and network.


A) Fundraising and Development

Donor Prospection

  • Prospect identification, including online research and creating donor profiles

  • Drafting fundraising material and proposals

  • Assisting with data management and mailings

Donors and Memberships Management

  • Preparation of donor tours, meetings and events

  • Creating and managing invitation and mailing lists for donors events

  • Preparation of follow-up correspondence with donors, including multilingual communication material

B) Cultural Network Management

The Members and Development Trainee will help manage and grow the FEDORA network which is composed of over 100 organisations (opera houses, dance companies, festivals…) in 26 countries.

  • Contribute to developing and promoting FEDORA’s cultural organisations network

  • Assist with membership campaigns and membership administration management

  • Assist in the coordination of the pro-bono management coaching programme

C) VIP Ticket Services & Events

One of the advantages FEDORA provides to its community of donors is VIP access to European opera houses.

  • Assist in the preparation of ticket packages around Europe for donors

  • Follow up with donors on their experience

  • Assist in the preparation of FEDORA’s events such as the FEDORA Award Night Ceremony in Paris and fundraising dinners organised across Europe 


Education & work experience

  • Final year of Master’s degree in any field, preferably business administration, cultural management, marketing or fundraising

  • Previous experience in fundraising, sales or event management is preferable

Important skills

  • Outstanding organisational, planning and time-management skills

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Strong customer service and public relations skills

  • Proactive and independent work style, with good team spirit

  • Rigour, attention to detail and willingness to learn

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), Google tools (Google drive suite, YouTube, Analytics, etc.), GESCOM, or Salesforce is an advantage

Language skills

  • English (fluent written and spoken)

  • French (fluent written and spoken)

  • Additional languages are an advantage


  Apply for this internship in the form below.  


As of October/November 2022 (6 months)

Internship minimum wage according to legislation in France + 50% public transport ticket + access to the company cafeteria


Submit a letter of motivation and CV in English or in French


20 September 2022


FEDORA, Palais Garnier, 8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France and remote working


Internship minimum wage according to legislation in France + 50% public transport ticket + access to the company cafeteria

For more information, contact:

Justine Touchon

Members and Development Coordinator


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