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The Crafts Council is a vibrant organisation dedicated to promoting crafts in the 21st century. And we're a London Living Wage employer. Come work with us!  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we seek to recruit, develop and retain a team fully representative of the diverse community we work with.  We fully support Access to Work applications.

Collect 2020 Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to support our Collect Fair being held at Somerset House in London, from 27th Feb- 1st March 2020.

Collect presents an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy exquisite craft-led works by artists and makers represented by British and international galleries. Filling three wings of Somerset House, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft, featuring works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles alongside makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques. 

Collect forms a key part of the Crafts Council’s work to make the UK the best place to create, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. To find out more about Collect and the Crafts Council, visit www.collect2020.org.uk

Who are we looking for?

We would welcome applications from enthusiastic, friendly, professional and confident individuals who are keen to gain experience in the world of art fairs, the craft & design sector and events management. We would also like to speak to those looking for work experience as part of a related undergraduate course. Events experience desirable.

You will need to be committed to at least four half-days, with the possibility of late nights, between  24th February- 2nd March 2020.  Interviews will be held at the Crafts Council’s offices in London on 11th February 2020, and a briefing day on 20th February 2020.

How to Apply

Please click here to download the information pack with the Volunteer Specification and full details of how to apply.

The deadline for applications is 30th January 2020.

Head of Development

This is a potentially career-accelerating role for an ambitious, committed development professional to join the Crafts Council.  You will play a pivotal role in the organization and will have an overview of our fundraising across all income streams, working towards an overall target of £3.5m by 2021.

As well as line managing two dedicated team members you will be directly responsible for a portfolio of major donors and will lead on the delivery of the Development Strategy, ensuring growth of philanthropic and public sector income. 

With new venues and events opening in 2020 this is a particularly special moment to take the lead on Fundraising and explore the wealth of opportunity for engaging with supporters and prospects in new and innovative ways.

Who you are:

With a natural eye for detail you are an extremely organised, hard-working and diligent individual with previous experience securing 5 and 6 figure gifts.  You will have a successful track record of fundraising from individuals and, ideally one or more additional income streams such as charitable trusts and public funding sources.  You will develop and maintain excellent relationships both internally and externally and will enjoy working both autonomously and collaboratively.

If you feel that you have the qualities to make a difference and the desire to help build a stronger organisation, then we are very interested in hearing from you.

Job Type: Permanent, full time, with flexibility for adjusted working hours and some working from home

Salary: Competitive 

For further information, including details of how to apply, please click here

To apply for the role, you must be eligible to work in the UK - Crafts Council is not a sponsoring Organisation.

We are working with Execucare, a recruitment and executive search company in our Head of Development search. 

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