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Development Manager, Collections

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Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 working hours per week – Monday to Friday 

Salary:£35,106 per annum (inclusive of a £2,000 market rate allowance) 


Closing date:09 March 2020 at midnight 

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the strongest fundraising teams in the UK. In this role, you will play a central part in growing and strengthening the national collection by overseeing three Acquisitions Committees dedicated to building specific areas of Tate’s collection.

You will work closely with the Head of Collection Development, Tate curators and colleagues across the gallery secure the resources Tate needs to acquire new works of art through the Acquisitions Committees. You will proactively manage a portfolio of Committee donors and prospects, building relationships with an international network of art lovers and philanthropists and deepening their engagement with Tate. You will deliver a world-class stewardship programme and be proactive in devising new and innovative ways to promote the objectives of Tate. In addition, you will contribute to the strategic relationship development of current and prospective donors, with the capacity to give both to the collection and to Tate-wide programmes. Your desire to hone your skills by working with some of the best fundraisers in their field will be key to your success in this role. Along the way, you will be exposed to some of the world’s leading art collectors, philanthropists and curators.

You have demonstrable experience in donor or client development in a similar environment, combined with the vision and ability to further Tate’s fundraising efforts for the collection through its Acquisitions Committees. You are an enthusiastic self-starter, with outstanding project-management skills and a flair for juggling a busy and varied workload. Using your excellent relationship-building skills, diplomacy and a collaborative approach, you will develop and maintain effective relationships with high-achieving individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. As a strong communicator, you will inspire others in support of Tate’s vision. What’s more, you are a team player with an innate ability to promote an inclusive, respectful and collaborative culture within a team and across a large organisation.

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