You can help create a brighter future for sick children with a rewarding career or volunteer experience at the RCH Foundation.


Current Opportunities

For volunteer opportunities and career options with the hospital, please see below.

Artist Coordinator – RCH150 Art Trail

This exciting part-time position will work to deliver the RCH150 Art Trail as a major fundraising component of the 150th year. The Artist Coordinator will manage the artist submission process and will assist in commissioning approximately 100 high-quality artistic designs from a range of artists. The position will also be required to work collaboratively with other staff across the RCH Foundation, contractors and volunteers to assist with production, marketing and administrative support to successfully deliver the Art Trail.

Purpose of position

Under the guidance of the RCH150 Program Director and the Art Trail Project Manager, the Artist Coordinator – RCH150 Art Trail is responsible for:

  • Liaising with independent artists commissioned to create artistic work as part of the RCH150 Art Trail
  • Direct the activities of contracted artists engaged in the design, layout and application of high quality original artwork for the Art Trail
  • Ensure adequate planning processes, scheduling and artist support systems are in place to guarantee high-quality commissioned artworks are delivered on time and within budget



  • Extensive demonstrated experience in working as part of a team to manage and deliver projects within budget, schedule and quality parameters
  • Demonstrated experience in project and production management of public arts (or similar) programs, festivals and events
  • Demonstrated experience in working with painters and artists and understanding their specific requirements (experience working in a paint workshop or artist studio environment will be highly regarded)
  • High level of Occupational and Workplace Health and Safety knowledge and acumen, and a professional ability to identify and reduce related risks and hazards
  • Proven ability to lead and manage volunteers, artists, interns, external consultants and contractors to deliver projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interpersonal experience, successfully liaising and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the RCH and RCH Foundation’s values and a working style that reflects these


  • The position will commence on 1 October 2019, finishing on 24 December 2020.
  • The position is part time 0.6FTE (three days per week).
  • There will be a three month probationary period and a one month notice period.
  • Salary packaging is available.
  • The position may be undertaken as a contractor.
  • A clean driving license and own transport is required.
  • The position is offered subject to a Working with Children Check and Police Check.


  • Applications must address the Selection Criteria in the position description. Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.
  • For further information or queries about this role, please contact Bebe Backhouse, RCH150 Program Director at
  • Please send your application, including your CV, the names and contact details of three referees and your response to the Selection Criteria to by 5pm on Friday 23 August 2019.

Philanthropy Coordinator – Planned Giving

Play a key role in the facilitation and stewardship of planned giving, bequests and endowments to support The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Purpose of Position

Under the guidance of the Senior Executive, Planned Giving, the Philanthropy Coordinator – Planned Giving is responsible for:

  • End-to-end administration of the Gifts in Will revenue pipeline to optimise gift impact
  • Best practice stewardship of endowment trustees to achieve revenue growth
  • Stewardship of individuals to move potential planned gift donors from discovery to commitment
  • Coordination of a calendar of events and communications which celebrate and promote planned giving



  • Demonstrated experience as a fundraising and philanthropy professional, with a focus on the area of Gifts in Will and planned giving
  • Understanding of the responsibilities of executors. Experience in working with executors, including experience in dealing with contested estates
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and customer/donor management database software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a comfortable phone manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work to deadlines and have the ability to prioritise effectively, with well-developed organisational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated attention to detail; applicable to documentation, information recording and planning
  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Clear understanding of and personal commitment to the mission and values of the RCH Foundation


  • The position is offered as a 0.6 FTE position on a three-year contract with a six-month probationary period.
  • There will be a requirement to work outside of normal hours on limited occasions for fundraising events and activities. Allowance is made for reasonable time-in-lieu. Flexible working hours and conditions are offered.
  • Leave entitlements as per national standards.
  • A current driver’s licence is required
  • A Working with Children Check is required




Volunteering for the RCH Foundation

We offer a range of rewarding and fulfilling opportunities for volunteers to assist us in supporting the hospital.

Our volunteers work alongside staff to help with fundraising, special events and administration. Volunteers can commit to shorter term opportunities supporting specific projects or longer term roles assiting with our ongoing operations.

Through our volunteering program, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • gain experience in a variety of new roles
  • explore different career and job opportunities
  • get relevant training and develop skills
  • develop professional networks
  • raise awareness and support important health projects
  • donate your time and expertise to benefit the fundraising efforts of RCH Foundation and help the sick kids at hospital

Becoming an RCH Foundation volunteer

New volunteer opportunities are being developed and are promoted on this page. We promise to match your skills and availability to our volunteer needs to provide you with a fun and challenging opportunity.

To enquire about a volunteer role or receive alerts when volunteer roles are posted, please contact Laura Buck, Manager, Auxiliaries and Fundraising  via email or on 03 9345 6941.

Careers at the RCH

The RCH employs health professionals in a variety of medical, nursing and allied health fields along with professionals for service departments like finance, information services, human resources and facilities management.

For more information about working at the RCH, please click here.