Fiesta En Guacherna, Barranquilla, 2020, 2020, Jim C Nedd. Auto Italia, London, UK. Courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Lucy Parakhina.

Auto Italia is seeking to recruit an experienced fundraiser for the newly established Development Manager role. The Development Manager will support the Director to raise financial support for the gallery’s multi-disciplinary programme of artistic and engagement work, ensuring that we secure the resources needed to deliver our mission and vision.

The Development Manager will support the Director to maintain and develop a high achieving fundraising strategy, ensuring that we achieve our ambitious fundraising goals. This includes responsibility for generating excellent well-written funding applications and reports for trusts and foundations, international arts councils, embassies, local authorities and lottery grants. The Development Manager will also support the Director to develop and grow the gallery’s young and highly successful donor programme.

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 Auto Italia has 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 developing institutional voice through an evolving national and international partnership plan. The Development Manager will support the Director to deliver this strategy. It is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to have real impact on the gallery and its work and achieve a career step change within a highly ambitious young arts organisation committed to radical practices.

To apply

Please download the application papers which contain more information on the gallery and the Curator: Exhibitions and Events 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:
       Sunday 3 April 2022 midnight GMT
First interview date:         Tuesday 12 April 2022
Second interview date:   Tuesday 19 April 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 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 Please note that we will endeavour to speak to as many people as possible but only a limited number of meetings will be available.