Manchester, Greater Manchester (On-site)
£31,000 - £34,400 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a great fundraiser? Do you love culture and want it to be accessible to everyone? Fancy working in a creative environment where no two days are the same?

Manchester Art Gallery is looking for a dynamic person to taken on a key role in the Development Team. You’ll be focused on sourcing and securing grants from charitable funders and your contribution will be vital to the continuing success of fundraising at the gallery. You’ll help support the creative, educational and community activity at Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall.

The Gallery’s small Development Team is a busy and successful one, working with colleagues across the gallery to secure funds, though its independent charity, from public funders, trusts and foundations, individuals and businesses. You will be a key member of the team, line-managing the Friends Coordinator who manages the Friends membership scheme and offers administrative assistance.

Our main strategic priority for the next five years is to deliver a capital programme across all three of our sites to re-think, reorganise and re-home our collections, alongside the civic and educational roles of the gallery.

Could you join us and use your skills and life experience to engage Manchester residents and visitors to the city in all aspects of gallery life?

About us:

Manchester Art Gallery is the original useful museum, at the centre of city life for nearly 200 years, created as the Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion of Literature, Science and the Arts and has been proudly part of Manchester City Council since 1882.

The gallery’s 45,000-strong collection - which belongs to the people of Manchester - spans six centuries of art, craft and design, and fashion and dress, with a particularly rich collection of 19th-century art, including a large number of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The gallery is free and open to all people as a place of civic thinking and public imagination, it promotes art as a means to achieve social change.

Manchester Art Gallery sits within the Libraries, Galleries and Culture Service as part of the Neighbourhoods Directorate of Manchester City Council (MCC). It has two public venues - Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall and Queens Park Conservation Studios in Harpurhey that serves as the ‘engineroom ’of the gallery, providing essential collection housing and conservation studios. Manchester Art Gallery is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England to work in strategic partnership with the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum to deliver the city’s cultural objectives and promote Manchester as a centre of knowledge and creativity. As part of Manchester City Council we deliver the’ Our Manchester’ strategy for the city.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks where applicable.Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.


Refreshed on: 05 June 2022
Closed date: 17 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: MCC441919/NS
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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