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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.

We offer an excellent benefits package with generous annual leave, an Art Allowance that includes a paid half-day a month to visit exhibitions and galleries, and regular lunch-and-learns to support your development. We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive team.

Current vacancies

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 - Event Manager (Freelance)

Contract length:
Start date for role: ASAP – End date for role: End of September 2021
App. deadline:
6 August 2021

Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world’s largest museum prize. A celebration of the UK’s museums and galleries, the 2021 prize will reflect the resilience and imagination of museums throughout the pandemic. For 2021 we’re planning a celebration event for guests closely connected with the prize and Art Fund which will also be broadcast live across BBC TV and radio. Our ambition is that the event takes place live, with guests invited to attend in person.

This event is an opportunity for us to share and celebrate the achievements of the five finalist museums, and award one winner the £100,000 prize. As we were unable to have a ceremony in 2020 we would also like to use this as an opportunity to mark the achievements of the joint-winners of last year’s prize. The event also provides an important moment for us to boost Art Fund’s profile, to thank guests for their support of Art Fund and connect our donors to the breadth of our museum network.

Guests will include finalist museums and their invited guests, judges, key sector stakeholders, media, funders, policy/political contacts, artists, VIPS and speakers, Art Fund trustees and our closest supporters/donors.

We are looking for an experienced freelance events specialist to first undertake a feasibility study and advise us on how they would approach such an event, taking into account changing Covid-19 restrictions and the need to remain flexible with the option for a hybrid event should circumstances change. The event will be delivered to a tight budget so we are also looking for a proposal as to how this can be best apportioned and managed.

Following the initial feasibility study and once a proposed approach has been agreed the Event Manager would then plan, manage and deliver all aspects of the event. Experience of working in collaboration with broadcast and on live-to-air events would be advantageous.

Please note the prize itself is managed by another post, however the Event Manager will need to work closely with this role and the wider project team.

Please see the job description if you want to know more.

If you want to apply please send your CV and a short statement (200 words) to before Monday 2 August at 9am.

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Marketing Automation Campaigns and Data Coordinator

App. deadline:
13 August 2021
Other details:
Salary - £26,000

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 supported by our growing membership of 131,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.

Art Fund is looking for a Marketing Automation Campaigns & Data Coordinator to play a key role in evolving how we communicate with National Art Pass members, donors and wider audiences.

In this new position, you'll support colleagues in the Marketing team by building, delivering and optimising consumer journeys across the supporter lifecycle. You'll facilitate advanced queries and data manipulation to enable automated marketing flows. You’ll help stakeholders execute effective campaigns, working collaboratively to understand objectives, develop plans and share actionable insights to improve performance.

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, National Art Pass, you will be a self-starter who can thrive working both independently and collaboratively to answer questions, solve problems and ultimately deliver effective campaigns for Art Fund’s “culture seeking” consumer audiences.

This role is located at our King’s Cross office (2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH) although staff are currently remote working. Following the anticipated change to government advice, a hybrid working trial will commence from September. This trial period requires staff to attend the office 6-8 days per fortnight, pro-rata’d for part time employees.

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.

Please see the job description if you want to know more.

If you want to apply or have any questions in regards to terms and conditions of employment please contact HR, otherwise send your CV and a covering letter to before COB on 13 August.

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