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Thank you for your interest in the Fundraising Coordinator role at Magic Me.
Now is a great time to be joining our team, as Magic Me celebrates its 30th birthday. Since its founding in 1989, Magic Me has pioneered intergenerational arts practice from our base here in Tower Hamlets. This work with local younger and older people continues today, and Magic Me has also grown to serve other communities across London, and the east of England. Our story for the past 30 years has been one of innovation and constant evolution in the field of intergenerational arts. In 2019 we’ll be introducing new programmes in Essex and east London.
The Fundraising Coordinator will work directly with Susan Langford, Magic Me’s Founder and Director, and collaborate regularly with other staff. You will have an integral role in the future of Magic Me and our ability to benefit the people and communities we serve. By increasing support and attracting new funds, you will enable Magic Me to reach more people and affect positive change to their lives, whilst gaining invaluable experience in fundraising across all areas of the charity and arts funding landscape.
We’re not only looking for someone with the skills to fulfil the role, but someone who is aligned with our organisational culture. At Magic Me we strive to nurture, develop and support everyone who works with us. We recognise that to meet our organisational objectives we need to be ambitious for all those we work with. We seek to be fully inclusive and have real diversity across the team, believing this enriches the experience of everyone within the Magic Me community.
If Magic Me sounds like a good fit for you, then we would love to hear from you.
WHO WE ARE:
Magic Me’s mission is to bring together younger and older people in our community, for mutual benefit, learning and enjoyment. We do this primarily through high-quality arts projects, where people of different generations learn together and from one another.
Magic Me arts projects challenge people to stretch themselves and what they think they can do and be. Working with highly skilled and experienced artists, they learn new skills, share their ideas and feelings, and become comfortable collaborating with people who are different in age, ethnicity or life experience.
All our activities are run in partnership with other organisations, large and small. We have delivered hundreds of projects with thousands of people in schools, care homes, galleries, museums, open spaces and community centres. We are a learning organisation - time for participants, artists and staff to reflect on their progress is integral to our approach.
Last year we worked with 709 older and younger people with 421 volunteers. Current projects include: Arts & Ages and Quality Street which link school pupils with older people using different art forms such as storytelling and singing. Older people living alone gain a new sense of purpose, encouraging better well-being. Children gain new skills and social confidence.
Cocktails in Care Homes connects’ isolated care home residents with adult volunteers at monthly evening parties. Parties include music, drinks, nibbles and party themes. They provide regular visitors, fresh conversation and connections with life beyond the care home.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Fundraising Coordinator role is suitable for someone with previous experience in fundraising who is looking to expand their skills and knowledge. You will be curious and excited about the work of Magic Me and will be confident in putting this across whether face to face or in written applications.
Magic Me’s projected income for 2019/20 is £458,000 and last year we received grants from 15 organisations and 120 individual donors. As Fundraising Coordinator you will help keep them all up to date with how things are going, and manage our calendars and records, so we never miss a deadline. You’ll also encourage and support our growing team of individual fundraisers – people who run, box and bake to raise funds for Magic Me – and be the key person in growing our Friends of Magic Me.
You will be excellent at both written and personal communication and be able to make a case for Magic Me and its benefits. You will be comfortable talking to people from a variety of backgrounds and have the ability to easily make connections.
A: Planning and organisation
B: Communications with funders and donors
C: Research and information collection
D: Regular giving and individual philanthropy
E: Fundraising events and activities
G: Core competencies of all staff
Knowledge and Skills