Are you an experienced fundraiser with a passion for arts and culture?

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Programme & Development Team at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery as a Development Coordinator. The role focuses on developing access to funding from grants, trusts, foundations and sponsors, whilst building partner relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders.

We are looking for someone who is efficient, organised and able to undertake independent research. Our ideal candidate will be highly diligent and able to interpret funding criteria to write draft project proposals. A knowledge of funding bodies that support cultural initiatives would be advantageous but is not essential. Candidates will need to enjoy collaborating with external partners and be an enthusiastic advocate for the museum.

Salary: £21,495–£22,850 (Pro rata)

Hours: Up to 37 per week

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain a fundraising and sponsorship database that provides an overview of potential fundraising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Research companies, individuals, trusts and foundations that match the museum’s aims and fundraising strategy, developing a good understanding of funding criteria
  • Support the development and delivery of grant applications by drafting applications and proposals, communicating targets, strategic ambitions and project plans
  • Support the Director and Head of Programme and Development to build strong relationships with potential stakeholders, partners and potential donors
  • Work closely with the Marketing Team to embed our charity messages across all marketing literature from fundraising flyers to site-specific communication
  • Work with the Head of Programme and Development to develop and deliver fundraising initiatives and events prioritising areas of income generation
  • Compile information for reports to funders or management teams, undertake evaluation, compile statistical data and monitor funding expenditure and income

Essential Requirements

  • Good knowledge of funding bodies related to museums, heritage and culture
  • Knowledge of charity messaging and external communication methods
  • Experience of planning and monitoring project work of yourself and others
  • Ability to work proactively with a wide range of partners and representatives of other organisations
  • Driving licence & access to own vehicle

Desirable Requirements

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience of generating income from within the cultural (or equivalent) sector
  • Experience of developing strategies either in fundraising or communications
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial systems including SAGE


For more information please read the Development Coordinator Job Description attached below or contact To apply please fill in the Tullie House Application and Equality Form below and send to along with your cover letter. 

Closing date for this opportunity is 9am on Monday 8th July, with interviews taking place Monday 15th July.