Derby, Derby
£23,825 - £25,420 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about building a community of supporters, passionate about heritage and the arts? Are you a great communicator able to build trust and rapport with a diverse membership base? Do you have experience of fundraising through Trusts and Foundations, managing a broad range of fundraising events and enjoy raising money to make a real impact?

Then Derby Museums wants to hear from you!

The Role

Derby Museums is looking for an experienced and dynamic Fundraising, Membership and Events Coordinator to generate income through Trusts and Foundations, develop membership programmes and fundraising events across Derby Museums’ sites. With a thriving community of Derby Museums Friends, a growing community of 1839 Circle supporters and a newly launched membership at the new Museum of Making, this role will support and sustain new and existing relationships with the Friends, develop the supporter Circle and Museum of Making membership schemes and also lead on the organisation and delivery of fundraising events.  The role includes but is not limited to;

  • Working with the wider museums team to identify potential trusts and foundations in support of specific projects, making applications and managing the end of project reporting
  • Leading on the delivery of the Derby Museums Friends and the newly launched 1839 Circle and Museum of Making membership schemes
  • Support and sustain existing relations with members through running supporter events and membership communications  
  • Organising fundraising events, including the annual Fundraising Ball
  • Supporting the development of new income generation activities and help develop Derby Museums Endowment Fund

Joining a committed team, you’ll work closely with colleagues to ensure a collaborative approach to all stakeholders as well as managing team data and reporting.

The Person

We’re looking for a driven individual with proven track record in developing and delivering membership schemes, fundraising events and in fundraising through Trusts and Foundations. To excel at this role, you’ll be organised, creative and resourceful with a solid understanding of these different types of fundraising. Importantly, you’ll have outstanding relationship development, communication and networking skills and be confident to tailor your approach.

Above all else, you’ll have a strong commitment to the cultural heritage of Derby and a strong belief in your ability to make a positive impact.

We believe that diversity and equality within our workplace, programmes and in our outlook is crucial. We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented at Derby Museums and within the heritage sector, including black and minority ethnic candidates and/or candidates with a disability.

For an informal conversation about the post contact Jenny Cuadrado at Derby Museums.

Employee Benefits: 20 days (pro rata) + bank holidays, Flexible working, mileage allowance payable on authorised business travel.


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Posted on: 10 September 2021
Closed date: 27 September 2021
Job ref: SJDM/MEC
Tags: Fundraising

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