Manchester Art Gallery

Job Opportunity – Development Manager

Are you a great fundraiser? Do you love culture and want it to be accessible to everyone? Fancy working in a creative environment where no two days are the same?

Manchester Art Gallery is looking for a dynamic person to taken on a key role in the Development Team. You’ll be focused on sourcing and securing grants from charitable funders and your contribution will be vital to the continuing success of fundraising at the gallery. You’ll help support the creative, educational and community activity at Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall.

The Gallery’s small Development Team is a busy and successful one, working with colleagues across the gallery to secure funds, though its independent charity, from public funders, trusts and foundations, individuals and businesses. You will be a key member of the team, line-managing the Friends Coordinator who manages the Friends membership scheme and offers administrative assistance.

Our main strategic priority for the next five years is to deliver  a capital programme across all three of our sites to re-think, reorganise and re-home our collections, alongside the civic and educational roles of the gallery.

Could you join us and use your skills and life experience to engage Manchester residents and visitors to the city in all aspects of gallery life?

Development Manager Role Profile PDF

We value equality and work to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process for this role, please let us know by emailing

Position Title: Development Manager
Salary: Grade 7 £30,984 to £34,373 (Bar at £33,486) per annum <
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Hours: 35 per week
Work Location: Manchester Art Gallery
Closing Date: 17 June 2022

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