Highlights Rural Touring seek Fundraising Campaign Worker

 
Thanks to a recent funding award from the Catalyst: Evolve programme, Highlights is looking for a new staff member to assist us in delivering the outputs of this income generation project.
 
The Fundraising Campaign Worker will join our small team currently based in Appleby in Cumbria. They will work as part of a friendly busy small team, there is scope for this post to also work remotely on occasions.
 
This is an ideal opportunity for a talented and motivated individual to join a busy and developing arts organisation. We are offering a 6 month contract in the first instance, but envisage this being extended.
 
Background
 
Highlights works with community volunteers across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland to deliver a programme of high quality live theatre, music, dance, children’s performances and contemporary craft exhibitions in some of the most rurally isolated areas in the country. We work with over 70 village hall venues and deliver over 140 professional live events and six contemporary craft exhibitions per year.
 
Our Fundraising Campaign Worker will have a flair for words and like working with creative people.
 
Tasks
 
 Experience in Fundraising
 Managing the income generation campaigns
 Research and identify through Trustfinder likely trusts and foundations to support specific projects. Prepare outline applications
 Assist commission and production of new 'giving focused film'
 Initiate and manage online campaigns for online giving some already in place e.g. Easy Fundraising
 Managing donors via current online systems
 Implementation of legacy giving
 Profile raising of the organisation growing the following and activity on social media, primarily Facebook and Twitter, set up and build following on Instagram
 Manage the promoter training resources
 Support the directors in the new developments
 
Key attributes:
 
 Excellent communicator
 Good writing skills especially in a marketing context
 Competence and creativity in using social media
 Excellent organisational and administrative skills
 Strong time management and administrative skills
 Ability to be self-motivated and work unsupervised
 Ability to work as part of a team
 Excellent IT skills
 Willing to learn and enjoy new challenges
 Ability to work to deadlines.
 Creative thinker with enthusiasm for the arts
 Experience with working with volunteers
 
We may be able to offer training in some areas.
 
Fee
 
£7,500pa (equivalent of 15 hrs per week)
 
Please send an application letter and CV to info@highlightsnorth.co.uk
 
Closing date for applications is May 19th 2017. Interviews June 5/6 th 2017 start date to be agreed.

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