Development Manager - Blast Theory

Portslade, Brighton

Closing date: 08/06/2018

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. The group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology.

Job Description:

Blast Theory is hiring a Development Manager to join the team at a pivotal and exciting time for the company.

The Development Manager develops and delivers the Fundraising Strategy of Blast Theory which includes Individual fundraising, Trusts and Foundations fundraising, Donor events, Corporate fundraising and Marketing/Communications related to fundraising.

The Development Manager’s job exists to support the artists as they create interactive art works of the highest standard to engage the public nationally and internationally.

Skills Range:

Desired skills:

• Experience of managing budgets and financial reporting;

• Understanding of working in an artist-led organisation;

• Successful track record in developing individual giving schemes;

• Experience with fundraising from the commercial/corporate sector;

• Experience with CRM systems and Mailchimp;

• Experience with/understanding of Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve programme.

Person Specification:

Candidate should have:

• Track record in and understanding of fundraising and donor development;

• Demonstrable funding successes and an entrepreneurial approach to identifying sustainable income streams;

• Demonstrable experience of relationship management and of developing and maintaining a network of contacts;

• Proven experience of public sector and/or trust funding, including applications, reporting and stewardship;

• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to write a compelling case for support and to communicate this effectively through face-to-face presentations and written proposals;

• Experience of working with communications departments to develop strategies for successful fundraising campaigns and donor cultivation;

• Ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues; to inspire the team and to work effectively to achieve shared goals;

• Strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workload and meet strict overlapping deadlines;

• Understanding of compliance and legal requirements in relation to publicly funded bodies and public funding landscape;

• Flexible approach to working and ability to work and respond effectively under pressure;

• Clear understanding of the arts and cultural sector;

• Interest in and commitment to working with Blast Theory and their artistic vision.

Key Area: Finance Finance
Salary: 28,000 pro rata
Attendance: Part-Time
Additional Information:

Blast Theory aims to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. Applicants with access requirements are advised to inform Blast Theory of this in their application.

Time Frame:

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th June 2018, 4pm (strict deadline)

Interviews: Thursday 14th June 2018

Start date: Monday 3rd July, will be flexible on candidate’s availability

No agencies please.


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