Opportunity: Development Manager 

Auto Italia is seeking to recruit an experienced fundraiser for the newly established Development Manager role. The Development Manager will support the Director to plan, develop and deliver the gallery’s high achieving fundraising strategy, and play an instrumental role in ensuring the gallery raises financial support for its multidisciplinary programme of artistic and engagement work.

The Development Manager will work closely with the Director to develop creative and high achieving income generation strategies, and is responsible for working collaboratively with the staff team to deliver excellent well-written applications and partnership materials. The role offers an outstanding opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to have real impact within a growing and highly ambitious young arts organisation, and to develop strategic experience for professionals aspiring to take on cultural leadership roles in the future.

The Development Manager will join the gallery at a pivotal moment in our history as we seek to make transformative next steps. Over the past fifteen years we have developed a sector leadership role championing experimental approaches to artist-led institution building, and provided vital infrastructure for artists and audiences to co-produce work investigating expanded ideas of collaboration, community, identity and belonging.

We are seeking to build on this history through a new ten year strategy which focuses on advancing our institutional voice through an evolving national and international partnership plan. The Development Manager will support the Director to deliver this strategy, and contribute creatively to a period of change management which aims to reach wider audiences and build stronger partnerships within a context committed to radical practices.

To apply:

Please download the application papers which contain more information on the gallery and the Development Manager post including a job description and a person specification. We hope you find them useful when completing your application.

Application papers:              Job description and person specification
Application deadline:             Friday 30 September 2022 midnight GMT
Interview date:                           Monday 16 October 2022

Please email a CV, covering letter including details of at least two professional references on no more than four pages in PDF format to jobs@autoitaliasoutheast.org using the subject line ‘YOUR NAME – Development Manager’. Applicants are also required to complete the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please note that only applications that are submitted via email will be accepted. If you would like to arrange an informal phone conversation about this role please email the same address. Please note that only a limited number of conversations will be available.

To support applicants we are offering informal phone conversations to ask questions about the role and the organisation. If you would like to arrange a conversation please email jobs@autoitaliasoutheast.org. Please note that we will endeavour to speak to as many people as possible but only a limited number of meetings will be available.