The Marlowe
Director of Fundraising Development

Director of Fundraising Development

Permanent - Full Time (37 hours per week)
£42,500 per annum

There’s never been a better time to join The Marlowe. We have come through the Covid crisis, our audiences are back, and we have been recognised as Theatre of the Year 2022 in The Stage Awards for our innovative approach to supporting our industry’s recovery. Our sights are now set on an ambitious future. At the same time, we are investing in our People Plan to ensure our high calibre team are rewarded and supported.

The Marlowe, Canterbury is a large-scale, independent theatre, with a 1,200-seat Theatre, a 150-seat Studio and The Marlowe Kit, home of our youth company. We present a year-round programme of national touring productions across a range of artforms including theatre, dance, opera, and music. Since becoming a self-funding independent charitable trust in 2018 we have begun to develop a more mixed economy, with a 5-year plan to commission and produce work at all scales alongside the presented programme. Supporting artists, engaging with our communities, and developing the creative lives of the next generation are central to our mission to be the engine house for the performing arts in our region and to shape the spirit of Kent.

We are seeking a dynamic, ambitious and strategically-focused Director of Fundraising Development to identify and secure strategic funding opportunities, develop new prospects and build on the success of our membership schemes.

You will have the drive and confidence to cultivate relationships with government bodies and regional policymakers as well as more traditional arts funders. You will also have an impressive track record in running membership programmes, individual giving campaigns and corporate membership initiatives.

We want to work with people who are passionate about their work, resilient in the face of any challenge that comes their way and supportive of their colleagues.

The Marlowe is an inclusive employer. We value difference and recruit by merit based on fair and open competition.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We want to hear from all sectors including veterans.

We are a Creative Green organisation and are committed to taking action on climate change and environmental sustainability.

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