(up to 12 months maternity cover – Summer 2013-2014)
An opportunity has arisen for an accomplished and enthusiastic fundraiser to join the team at Southbank Sinfonia.
All the opportunities we give young musicians to fulfill their potential are only possible thanks to a treasured family of individual donors, trusts, foundations, and corporate supporters who each enjoy a special rapport with the orchestra. As part of the senior management team, the Development Director heads a small, dedicated team comprising two other colleagues responsible for all areas of fundraising as well as coordinating special events and appeals.
We are now looking for someone to fulfil this role when our current Development Director Sarah Tattersall is on maternity leave from Summer 2013.
This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious individual to be a key figure in a vibrant, well-connected arts organisation. The position may be well suited to someone looking to step up to a leadership role, or someone returning to the sector after a career break or having worked elsewhere for a period. Whatever your background, you will ideally be a strong fundraiser with the ability to nurture current donors, to identify and cultivate new support, and experience in managing and motivating others to achieve their own targets.
The following attributes are particularly welcome:
• Significant experience of successfully fundraising in a management role
• Experience as a line manager, leading and motivating other fundraisers
• Excellent approach to stewardship and strong communication skills
• Numerate and systematic approach to record keeping, budgets and targets
• Interest in orchestral / chamber music and the performing arts
We may be prepared to consider offering the position on a part-time basis. Salary will be according to experience.
If you are interested, and would like to find out more about the role, we would be very happy to hear from you.
In the first instance, please contact James Murphy, Managing Director for more information and an informal chat on 020 7921 0373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability to James by Friday 14 June 2013.
Work experience at Southbank Sinfonia
Southbank Sinfonia helps young musicians embark on successful careers in music. We are also very happy, where possible, to help young people take a first step in musical administration. Occasionally, we are able to offer short work experience opportunities to recent graduates, or individuals studying Music at university or college, who are particularly interested in pursuing a career in music administration.
This can help give you an insight into the working processes behind the scenes at a thriving orchestra. Candidates may have the opportunity to shadow our Operations team as they organise the orchestra’s daily ventures and support other members of the administrative team on activities relating to education and outreach, marketing and fundraising. Though unpaid, this experience may prove a useful addition to your CV when applying for jobs.
Opportunities may arise lasting a day, a week or sometimes on longer projects, and will mainly take place at our base in central London and/or at our performance venues and usually between late January and late October, the orchestra’s annual season.
If you are interested, please submit to Hannah Horsburgh, Projects Manager (email@example.com) an up-to-date CV including any relevant experience, accomplishments and education, and a covering letter outlining your career aspirations and what an opportunity like this could offer you. Please also give an indication of when in the next few months you may be available. Please note we cannot often offer placements like this owing to our busy schedule, but your submission will be kept on file so we can consider you when the next work experience opportunity arises.