Development & Events Coordinator

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08 October 2018

Paris / France

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Development & Events Coordinator

FEDORA’s aim is to promote innovation, creativity and excellence in the fields of opera and ballet, through its annual FEDORA Prizes competition and digital platform ( in collaboration with a network of 80 opera, ballet and festival companies in 20 counties. This European initiative is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and major individual and corporate donors.

We are offering a unique opportunity to join our start-up in the field of the performing arts and philanthropy, based at the Palais Garnier in Paris. This is a special chance to gain high-level customer relationship experience in a prestigious European arts organisation, reporting directly to the Director.

We are looking for someone to join our young and international team to take on responsibilities in the following areas:

Business Development

* Drive the growth of our pan-European network by developing relationships with opera, ballet and festival companies

* Boost philanthropy in Europe by helping us build a strong community of donors who share the same values and contributes to the future of opera and ballet together

* Coordinate donation management and membership subscriptions while reporting directly to senior management

* Contribute to the activities related to the FEDORA Platform that is making opera and ballet more accessible while reaching out to new audiences

Event Management

* Liaise with top opera house and festival venues all over Europe to create special events and behind the scenes experiences for our members and donors

* Manage made-to-measure proposals for our international corporate and individual donors

* Help us prepare our major annual FEDORA Prizes Award Ceremony in collaboration with our sponsors and the hosting opera house


Education & work experience

* Master’s degree in any field, preferably business administration, marketing, fundraising, or cultural management

* Previous experience in business development, fundraising, cultural management, or event management is preferable

Important skills

* Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)

* Proactive and independent work style, with entrepreneurial team spirit

* Attention to detail and outstanding organisational skills

* Strong customer and public relations skills

* Knowledge of Office programmes, and ideally also Photoshop and InDesign

* Interest in culture


French (fluent written and spoken), English (fluent written and spoken), additional languages are an advantage


November 2018 – April 2019 (6 months)


554€ per month with “convention de stage” and contribution to public transport ticket


Letter of motivation and CV, both in English and in French


October 20th, 2018


Edilia Gänz | Director of FEDORA | +33 (0)1 58 18 65 20 |

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