Assistant Manager, Partnership & Patronage

Full-time Position


1. Update and grow a database of potential and existing partners, donors and sponsors

  • track historical giving and identify potential partners/donors/sponsors
  • research and develop comprehensive dossiers on potential partners/donors/sponsors to ensure viability, eligibility and prevent donor fatigue
  • establish ways to reach out and engage with all past, current, and potential partners/donors/sponsors on a long-term basis
  • develop a calendar of hosting opportunities that generate leads and maintain relationships with actual or potential partners/donors/sponsors    

2. Develop innovative sponsorship/partnership packages tailored to corporate sponsors

  • seek to maximise uptake of SAM’s assets
  • work closely with key departments to develop relevant sponsorship proposals for SAM
  • coordinate meeting arrangements with sponsors and follow up as required    

3. Research, apply for and prepare applications to grant-making bodies

  • maintain a database of grant-making bodies, including details on grant criteria and submission deadlines
  • work closely with key departments to develop proposals for submission    

4. Implement successfully-landed partnerships and sponsorships

  • utilising good project planning skills, work closely with relevant SAM departments to implement sponsor programmes to ensure sponsors receive all contractual benefits
  • submit necessary paperwork to process in-kind and cash donations



  • Degree holder, preferably with 1 to 2 years’ experience in the areas of fundraising, sponsorship, donor relations and/or development services
  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work with internal teams
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet firm deadlines under pressure
  • Organised, detail-oriented, and outgoing
  • Comfortable interacting with external parties at different levels of seniority
  • Interest in the arts & cultural sector is a bonus

Please send your application to [email protected]. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.