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Fundraising and Communications Officer

Closing Date 01 July 2022
Contract Type Fixed Term
Location Anstruther, Fife
Employer Scottish Fisheries Museum

c. £25,000

About the Role

To help us achieve our goals a new role of Fundraising and Communications Officer has been created to work alongside the Director of Development to manage the fundraising campaign. This post is key to the future development plans for the Museum. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop a positive track record and reputation in fundraising and assist the Museum in moving forward to achieve full National status and a five-star visitor attraction. Background The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in the old fishing port of Anstruther, at a property known as St Ayles, as a trust and charity in 1969, to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The Museum has expanded to occupy several adjacent properties and holds collections of over 65,000 artefacts, including full size fishing vessels. We are now seeking to develop our overall reach and visibility to a wider audience by developing our facilities to the standards expected of a contemporary museum of our stature and expanding the narrative about the fishing industry in relation to political changes and the climate emergency, while maintaining our core services.

There are three key responsibilities in the post:

  • Provide support to the Managing Director, Director of Development, Board members, staff and senior volunteers in developing relationships with potential donors to the Museum. Be directly involved in the fundraising, preparing proposals and meeting donors.
  • Manage a high-quality events, activity, and communication programme to engage donors and potential supporters.
  • Manage the fundraising communication and records ensuring effective systems and processes are in place for research, engagement, and stewardship to deliver a professional fundraising programme.

The post reports to the Director of Development. The postholder will work closely with staff across all areas of the Museum. Applications of a CV plus covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and suitability for the post to: Simon Hayhow, Director of Development, Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB []. Closing Date: Friday 1st July 2022 (10am)

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