Job vacancies and opportunities

Art Fund is run by passionate professionals who are dedicated to supporting museums and galleries around the UK, and making art accessible to everyone. Help us with our mission – join our team.

Current vacancies

Legacy Manager

App. deadline:
26 January 2022
Other details:
Salary – c.£35k p.a.

In January 2022 we will launch a new 5-year strategic vision to develop all aspects of our grant-giving and invest in access to art for everyone, across the UK, as never before. We are now recruiting a new key member of the Development team to manage and develop our legacy income during this exciting time. Legacy donations are a significant source of income for Art Fund, and the successful candidate will play a key role in raising support for Art Fund’s charitable activity in 2022 and beyond.

We’re looking for a proactive Legacy Manager with experience managing the full breadth of legacy giving. With a CiCLA qualification and excellent knowledge of legacy legislation and best practice, the role will liaise with solicitors, executors and co-beneficiaries to process and record legacy income accurately and efficiently. The postholder will develop promotional strategies to encourage more people to include Art Fund in their wills and will steward legacy pledgers during their lifetime, building relationships and showcasing the full impact of their support for UK museums and galleries.

The position is part time (0.5 - 0.6) with details of days and hours open for discussion.

This role is located at our King’s Cross office (2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH), although a 6 month hybrid working trial has commenced from October (paused due to government work from home directive). This trial period requires staff to attend the office 6-8 days per fortnight (pro-rata’d for part time employees).

Download the job description.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@artfund.org

To assist Art Fund in our commitment to recruiting applicants from a diverse pool, please can you complete the form here as part of your application.

This post is UK-based. Non-UK nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

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Prospect Development Manager

App. deadline:
26 January 2022
Other details:
Salary – c. £35-40k

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently, and through our work we help make art more accessible to as many visitors as possible, wherever they are.

We give grants to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and professional development of curators. We are a creative, agile and collaborative charity, supported by our growing membership of 139,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.

In January 2022 we will launch a new 5-year strategic vision to develop all aspects of our grant-giving and invest in access to art for everyone, across the UK, as never before. We are now recruiting a new key member of the Development team to lead prospect development strategy at this exciting time, and to enable us to grow income across all Art Fund’s charitable activity in 2022 and beyond.

We’re looking for a proactive Prospect Manager with experience of identifying potential donors aligned to strategic priorities, driving prospecting activity as part of a team, and successfully building pipelines to success. The role will shape and lead all aspects of Art Fund’s approach to prospect management, working collaboratively to support a broad range of fundraising – from new major funding partnerships to national funding appeals. Excellent knowledge of prospect management best practice, data management and ethical fundraising are essential, alongside a confident and clear approach to guiding colleagues, briefing senior stakeholders and monitoring and sharing progress.

This role is located at our King’s Cross office (2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH), although a 6 month hybrid working trial has commenced from October (paused due to government work from home directive). This trial period requires staff to attend the office 6-8 days per fortnight.

Download the job description.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@artfund.org

To assist Art Fund in our commitment to recruiting applicants from a diverse pool, please can you complete the form here as part of your application.

This post is UK-based. Non-UK nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

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Supporter Services Co-ordinator

Contract length:
Perm/ Full time
App. deadline:
31 January 2022
Start date:
18 January 2022
Other details:
Salary – £26,000 per annum

The Supporter Services Team are at the heart of Art Fund, delivering inbound and outbound customer service through email, telephone, post, website and social channels - to members, supporters, and the wider public.

This is an interesting role where you will be on the front line leasing with our trusted third party suppliers to deliver excellent communications and processes. Coordinating training, leasing on campaign briefings and championing continuous system and process improvements - to ensure we're delivering first class customer care.

We are looking for someone who is a fast learner, has experience using database systems and recording data accurately. With the ability to manage multiple tasks and keep to deadlines. It is essential you have great interpersonal skills as you will be liaising with different departments and colleagues across Art Fund as well our fulfilment houses and call centre team.

This role is located at our King’s Cross office (2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH), although a 6 month hybrid working trial has commenced from October (paused due to government work from home directive). This trial period requires staff to attend the office 6-8 days per fortnight (pro-rata’d for part time employees).

Download the job description.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@artfund.org

To assist Art Fund in our commitment to recruiting applicants from a diverse pool, please can you complete the form here as part of your application.

This post is UK-based. Non-UK nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

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Current freelance opportunities

Local public-led campaigns and the emotional case for support – a research brief

Art Fund is seeking a researcher/researchers to investigate local public-led campaigns to save museums or comparable assets, and develop findings that will inform museums, funders, sector support organisations, and other stakeholders in building greater public support for museums.

Download the brief

Digital impact in museums and galleries – a research brief

Art Fund is now seeking a a consultant to undertake a new action learning research and evaluation project that takes place in real time alongside digital projects as they unfold, showcasing organisations that are doing digital work well, reflecting on a year of rapid change and action in the digital sphere, and bringing best practice from outside the sector in to provoke new innovations.

Download full details here

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