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Fundraising Consultant

Closing Date 30 September 2022
Contract Type Fixed-term contract 12 months
Location Remote - The ability to visit Glencoe would be welcome but not essential.
Employer Glencoe Folk Museum


About the Role

In the past few years the Museum has successfully fundraised to support a large redevelopment, gift shop development, new staff positions and conservation of artefacts. We have built relations with large funding bodies including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and the local authorities.
We are looking for someone who will be able to build on these successes and introduce additional revenue streams for continued success and development. They will refine and deliver the Museum’s outline 2022-2028 Fundraising Strategy, working alongside and with the support of museum staff, volunteers and board of trustees’ funding committee. The fundraising strategy encompasses diverse streams including grant applications, individual donations and corporate sponsorship. The key objective of the fundraising strategy is to generate £45,000 annually to support the financial resilience of Glencoe Folk Museum.

Key Responsibilities
● Refining and delivery of the Museum’s outline Fundraising Strategy.
● Development, delivery and evaluation of fundraising methods to appeal to the broadest range of Museum stakeholders, while representing the public image and ethics of our organisation.
● Identifying fundraising partnership opportunities within the museum sector, local organisations and private individuals, and working with museum staff to build relationships.
● Evaluating options for introducing a Museum friends’ group.
● Working with Museum staff, volunteers and trustees to understand the curatorial and project funding needs of the organisation and help develop funding proposals accordingly.
● Communicating with staff and the board via Slack software.
● Review funding applications prepared by staff/volunteers/trustees before submission.
● Maintain records of all contacts, applications submitted and funds raised.
● Monitor progress in the development/delivery of the fundraising strategy, report to the museum board and share best practice examples with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
● Other duties as agreed with the Museum board in line with the nature of the duties outlined above.

Skills and Experience Desirable
● Experience of securing funding from a variety of sources, including a proven record of developing corporate sponsorship and private giving streams.
● Flexible and adaptive approach to working.
● Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, able to effectively engage with diverse audiences.
● Self-disciplined with ability to work alone and use initiative.
● Excellent networker, able to build relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.
● Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to deadlines.
● Ability to work digitally with a range of platforms such as MS Office, Zoom, Wix.
● Ability to work both remotely and as a team member, prioritising multiple tasks, managing a full and varied workload and meeting deadlines with occasional work outside normal working hours.
● Ability to deal with confidential matters discreetly and reliably.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Fri 30th September. Interviews will be held in the week 10th October via Zoom.

See for the outline Fundraising Strategy.

For more information or to discuss the role please contact David Rounce, Project Director, 07708 466195.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to the Project Director.

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