Highlights seeking fundraiser

Freelance Fundraiser

Fee £10,000 – 1 year

Job Description

Highlights works with volunteers across Cumbria, Northumberland and Co Durham to deliver a programme of high quality theatre, music, dance, children’s performances and an annual contemporary craft exhibition to venues in some of the most rurally isolated areas in the country. We work with over 70 village hall venues and deliver over 150 professional events per year.
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join our small team based in Appleby in Cumbria. The successful applicant will have a track record of raising significant sums and be able to develop new funding ideas. They will be expected to research and devise appropriate and attractive fundraising bids to generate funds from Trusts & Foundations. In addition, develop relations with commercial companies to attract corporate giving.

Key attributes are:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Creative thinker with enthusiasm for the arts
  • Confidence in and enthusiasm for communicating with people
  • Strong time management and administrative skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work unsupervised
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience of the arts and the arts funding environment

The contract holder will have access to office space in Appleby if required but it is not essential to be based in the office. The successful candidate will be supported by Highlights’ Co-Directors, Administrator and Board. This is a busy, but fun and fascinating job for anyone who is interested in the arts, and fundraising.

Applicants should apply by email to info@highlightsnorth.co.uk Please send a covering letter and CV.
Closing date for applications are Thurs 1 Sep. The contract will commence November 2016.