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Development Manager at National Museums Scotland

Closing Date 29 January 2023
Contract Type Full Time
Location Edinburgh
Employer National Museums Scotland

£42,166 to £47,336. 

About the Role

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research. Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

As a charity, the philanthropic income generated by our Development team is vital to our activities. We are hugely proud of the impact we have on people’s lives through sharing the stories of the remarkable objects we care for in Scotland’s National Collection. We are seeking an experienced Development Manager to join our highly successful team to build on recent success and increase income from philanthropists, lotteries, grant-giving trusts and foundations, and corporate partnerships. The Development Manager will secure income for an interesting and diverse portfolio of capital and revenue projects, such as acquisitions, research and conservation, learning and engagement programmes, exhibitions, galleries and transformative capital campaigns across all our museums. You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a relevant role within a fundraising environment and of preparing successful cases for support including 5, 6 and 7 figure bids. Extensive knowledge of fundraising theory and practice will be essential to meet challenging targets. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to negotiate successfully. You will have demonstrable experience of project managing fundraising activities and successful events and of managing your own prospects and budgets. Knowledge of Tessitura or a similar relational database is important, as is the ability to achieve results by working with other people.

Contract type : "Full Time","Permanent"

Hours of work per week : 37


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