Job Opportunity: Fundraising Manager (Closed)

1 days pw
£6,500 pa inclusive (£32,500 pro rata)

Amber seeks to appoint a Fundraising Manager. This post is offered on PAYE basis with remuneration on the basis of Amber’s equal waged rate of £125 per day (£6,500 per annum for 1 days per week), before deductions for PAYE, National Insurance and Pension contributions. The successful applicant can also choose to be self-employed on request.

Regular working days are flexible within the working week of Monday to Friday. The post can be home based on request with a workspace also available 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 is an equal opportunities employer and actively seeks to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

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.

There is a lack of representation of ordinary lives and people – especially those who identify as working class and those from marginalised and diverse communities – in film and photography. Their stories and culture – from the mundane to the extraordinary – are not showcased, shared and celebrated by the world. That is what Amber Film & Photography Collective is here to challenge.

As a film and photography Collective, we put the working class, marginalised and diverse communities front and centre – they are who we create work with. We exhibit with them in our Gallery, we show films by and about them in our Cinema, we preserve their stories, cultures and visual narratives in our Collection, we engage in ongoing work within our collaborative practice through our Productions.

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The Post

Amber is looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager 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 donor engagement, digital fundraising, AmberSide Patrons scheme, and establishing legacy giving. S/he will take responsibility for:

  • Side Gallery’s Individual Giving;
  • Donor engagement;
  • Digital fundraising, social media, stories and fundraising materials;
  • Establishing a Legacy giving programme;
  • AmberSide New Work Patron scheme development, online recruitment and stewardship;
  • Assisting with drafting high-quality applications for funding;
  • Keeping colleagues and Trustees updated on funding progress.

You will already have experience in individual giving 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;
  • The candidate should have experience working in a fundraising context, Ideally, in individual giving, trusts and foundations, membership programmes or legacy giving;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and the confidence to engage and work effectively with a range of external contacts and prospects;
  • Experience with social media engagement;
  • 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:

  • Experience raising funds for Arts organisations
  • Experience writing applications to trusts and foundations

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 emailed to:

PLEASE NOTE: Emails should have Fundraising Manager Application in the Subject box.

Closing date for applications: Monday September 7, 2020



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