CLOSED – AmberSide Development Worker

2 days pw
£13,000 pa inclusive

As part of a wider process of restructuring, Amber seeks to appoint a Development Co-Ordinator as part of the Amberside team. It is expected that this post to be on a PAYE basis with remuneration on the basis of Amber’s equal waged rate of £125 per day (£13,000 per annum for 2 days per week), before deductions for PAYE, National Insurance and Pension contributions.

There is flexibility in the scheduling regular days within the working week of Monday to Friday. The post will be based at Amber’s premises on Newcastle’s Quayside: 5-9 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE.

This is an initial 12 month post funded through Arts Council England Catalyst Fund with opportunity to extend.

Amber operates an equal opportunities policy.

About Amber / Side Gallery

Amber Film & Photography Collective came together in 1968 and moved to North East England the following year. It has documented the lives and landscapes of the region’s working class and marginalised communities ever since. In 1977 it opened Side Gallery, a venue dedicated to showing the best in humanist documentary photography. The AmberSide Collection holds over 20,000 photographs and 100 films. It has grown out of the work the group has produced, commissioned, supported and shown over the past 50 years.

With the support of Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, since 2015, the group has redeveloped the gallery, enhancing exhibition spaces and improving accessibility. It has redeveloped the collection housing and its website; developed a participative education programme delivering projects with schools and community groups in the North East; embarked on long term programme of conservation and digital access to the collection. AmberSide Trust was established in 2015 to take stewardship of the collection and support the work of Side Gallery & Cinema, the collection, access and engagement.

From April 2018, Amber Film & Photography Collective will be an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Resources are available for the development of fundraising activity around the needs and ambitions of the gallery and collection programmes.

The Post

As a new post, Amber is looking to appoint a Development Co-Ordinator to help raise funds for the activity of Side Gallery, Side Cinema, Amber Production (Film and Photography), Learning & Participation and the AmberSide Collection. The person appointed will work closely with the CIC Directors on the strategic development of Amber’s fundraising practice. They will be responsible for researching and writing a wide range of fund-raising applications, individual giving, majors gifts, legacy giving, and co-oridnating work with the AmberSide Trust. S/he will take responsibility for:

• Side Gallery’s Individual Giving;

• Researching trusts and foundations;

• Working with the Gallery Co-ordinator on the delivery of fundraising and funding agreements;
• Working with Amber Learning and Participation to develop project and core funding;

• Developing funding for the sustainability of the Amber Collection;
• Drafting high-quality applications for funding;

• Keeping colleagues and Trustees updated on funding progress;
• Developing a fundraising database and other systems;

• Engagement with major funders and partner organisations.

You will already have experience of successfully raising funding from a wide range of grant-giving trusts and ideally other areas of fundraising experience (as above). You will be a good communicator with excellent writing skills, well organised, brimming with enthusiasm and full of initiative. You will be interested in documentary film & photography and be excited about working in a collective structure.

Essential Requirements

The successful applicant will need to have:

• Awareness and understanding of the arts and heritage sector;

• Ideally, the candidate should have at least 2 years’ experience working in a development context, preferably with a focus on making applications to grant-giving trusts and ideally some wider experience including raising funding from individuals, corporates or the public sector;

• Proven experience of researching grant funders, writing successful funding applications and proposals;

• First-class written and spoken communication skills and the confidence to engage and work effectively with a range of external contacts and prospects;

• Experience of working with CRM databases;

• Well-organised, able to work simultaneously on a range of different projects; fastidious about keeping good data records;

• Self-motivation and strong collaborative skills.

Desirable Qualities

It is desirable that the successful applicant should have:

• Interest and experience in photography, documentary film and/or relevant art form practice;

• Experience raising funds for Arts Commissions

• Experience working with Arts Council England and other statutory funders.

Please write a letter of application, identifying relevant experience and skills, as well as outlining why you are interested in the post. This should be accompanied by a CV and contact details. The names and contact details for two referees should be supplied. These should be sent to:

Development Worker
Amber Film & Photography Collective
5-9 Side
Newcastle upon Tyne

or emailed to:

PLEASE NOTE: Emails should have Development Worker Application in the Subject box.

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th September 2018

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