Mona Foma Business Development Manager

Job No: MONA152
Location: Hobart

Mona Foma Business Development Manager

Hobart, Tasmania

Fixed Term Full Time

Mona Foma (Mofo), Mona’s legendary music and arts festivals, is relocating to Launceston. It’s going to be big, it’s going to be loud, it’s going to be in Launceston. So we’re on the look-out for an awesome Tasmanian Business Development Manager to join the team and instantly raise the profile of the relocated festival with everyone in Tasmania. Sound sort of fun? Read on.

As Mona Foma’s Business Development Manager for Tasmania, you’ll play a lead role in building relationships with local business, government and tourism bodies, in order to generate local support and sponsorship and, in turn, drive attendance and visitation for the new Mona Foma in Launceston in January 2019.

This is the first time Mofo has gone full tilt in Launceston, so we’re in un-chartered territory, but tasks will definitely include building relationships with accommodation, transport and fellow tourism providers to help create the best value experience possible for festival goers.

The Gig:

Launceston is one of Tassie’s best kept secrets - we just need to make sure everyone knows about it, and that Mona Foma in January is seen as the perfect excuse to visit Launceston. Therefore, the main focus of this role will be to:

  • Secure in kind support from local Launceston businesses, to help showcase Launceston as an attractive destination for inbound and Hobart based tourists.
  • Generate support from local councils and Tasmanian regional tourism bodies, so they help promote the festival and then facilitate regional dispersal of festival attendees.
  • Secure cold hard cash. That means sponsorship money from Tasmanian based businesses. And the sooner the better, to help with budget forecasting.

We also need the city of Launceston to fully embrace the festival, so that festival goers get the best experience possible – restaurants, bars, regional tourism activities. This role needs to be a catalyst for not only regional engagement with Mofo, but also creativity.

The You:

  • You will be the business face of Mona Foma in Tasmania, and as such will need to be comfortable presenting in a sophisticated but friendly way. You will be interacting with a wide spectrum of people, so will need to be adaptable in your presentation and appeal. Not an easy task. 
  • You’ll need significant experience in business development and sponsorship, acquired through a number of years in a similar role.
  • Proven experience in relationship building and stakeholder management, coupled with the ability to provide meaningful forecasts, reports and analysis of progress.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and to thrive whilst doing so.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines when faced with competing demands, coupled with the ability to maintain a high attention to detail with all work.
  • Clear and articulate written and oral communication skills to enable effective working relationships and professional interactions with stakeholders and suppliers
  • And lots and lots of hustle. When it comes to facilitating regional dispersal of tourists we need to win the support of businesses all across Tasmania, and you’ll need to constantly pester them for assets, copy, commitments etc…

Does this sounds like you? Then we’d love to get to know you. Please submit your application (specifically addressing why you're a great fit for this role) at 



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