Director of Development
Role Managed by:
Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 22/07/2019
The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning centre and the largest of its kind in Europe. Located in the City of London, and part of the City of London Corporation, we attract over 1.8 million ticket buyers and visitors per year, as well as welcoming hundreds of global artists and performers. We push the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts through creating a highly stimulating international programme that appeals to a diverse range of audiences.
We celebrate the artists of today and invest in those of tomorrow, working with artists at every stage of their career and supporting new exciting talent. Our ambitious cultural partnerships and creative learning programmes offer outstanding imaginative and artistic opportunities for every young person across eight east London boroughs. We have also developed an exciting creative alliance with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and we take a leading part in the recently formed Culture Mile partnership in the City.
We are now seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to the newly created senior role of Director of Development. Reporting to our Managing Director, Sir Nicholas Kenyon, this position will lead the Barbican’s strategy to significantly enhance our philanthropic relationships with donors, corporate sponsors and other supporters, and contribute to the overall organisational leadership. This role is a member of the Centre’s Directorate team, and we will be looking for a candidate with the imagination and vision to contribute to the whole of the Centre’s strategy in the years ahead. You will have proven experience of high-value relationship development and income generation, and the diplomatic skills to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. The role of Director of Development is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking, innovative and energetic fundraising leader who is passionate about the impact and enjoyment of all art forms and creative learning, and has a vision for communicating this passion to the widest possible audience.
The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
The deadline for applications is midday (BST) on Monday 22nd July.
The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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