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Fundraising and Communications Manager
Icon Theatre

Job Description

Fundraising and Communications Manager, Icon Theatre

Salary: Up to £30,000pa pro rata

Days: 3 days a week, ideally at least 2 in the office

Location: Brook Theatre, Chatham

One year contract initially, with opportunity for extension.

Icon Theatre transform lives and strengthen communities, by supporting people to make and experience world class theatre and participatory arts.

Based in Chatham, our work is shaped by the communities of Medway and north Kent, where we use a collective theatre approach to explore local stories, social issues and wider injustices, producing large-scale outdoor performances, nationally touring shows and a wide ranging community programme.  We create high quality work that promotes the authentic voice of participants and reflects a genuine sense of place.  We strive to be empowering and collaborative, inclusive, excellent and inspirational.

Recent fundraising and artistic successes have supported us to launch a new vision and strategic plan, and the appointment of a Fundraising and Communications Manager will be key in this new and exciting phase in our journey. 

The role will involve:

  • working with our Artistic Director to develop our Fundraising and Communications Strategies
  • researching, applying and securing funds from trusts and foundations
  • drafting, editing and managing communications for Icon Theatre, including newsletters, website and social media
  • developing an individual giving programme.

The successful candidate should:

  • have proven experience of writing successful grant applications to trusts and foundations (ideally in a theatre/ arts and culture environment) and managing communications with a range of stakeholders, funders and supporters
  • have good understanding or experience of developing individual giving programmes
  • have excellent creative writing and communication skills
  • be proactive, organised and believe in the capacity of excellent arts and culture to change lives and communities.

Icon Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

For further information please download our recruitment pack from our website.

To apply for this role, please send your CV, a covering letter stating how your meet the requirements of the role, your salary expectations and three excerpts from successful funding applications you have authored by midday on Tuesday 19 June.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.