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Senior Associate Director, Kettle's Yard

Senior Associate Director, Kettle's Yard

This is an opportunity to be the lead fundraiser for one of the most extraordinary art galleries in the UK. Kettle's Yard was created through one couple's incredible vision and philanthropy, giving not only their collection but their home to the University of Cambridge. This allowed that vision to grow into what today is a major centre for modern and contemporary art in the U.K. Built on the foundations of what Jim and Helen Ede created, it is a space where everyone can belong, be creative and find enjoyment through art.

Kettle's Yard believes that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Their values reflect Kettle's Yard's creator Jim Ede's support for artists and belief in art's power to make us look again and change how we act in the world. It has an international reputation for its programmes that includes concerts of new and classical music and an extensive and diverse programme of learning and community activities.

Major opportunities exist to develop Kettle's Yard through philanthropic investment in collection development, engagement programmes and work with contemporary artists research as well as the desire to strengthen Kettle's Yard's foundations through increasing its permanent endowment.

Reporting to the Director of Development, Culture and Collections, University Development & Alumni Relations, the post holder will be on Kettle's Yard's Senior Leadership Team and work closely with the Director and senior colleagues to develop Kettle's Yard's philanthropic priorities.

The position of Senior Associate Director, Kettle's Yard, is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about making arts accessible to all and is motivated by the opportunity to have a big impact on this unique and special institution. We are looking for someone who is driven, collaborative, strategic and creative with the ability to confidently convey the work of Kettle's Yard and inspire donors to support its vision. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in major gifts fundraising or equivalent fundraising experience, ideally gained within the arts and cultural sector.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of 2 days a week.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role in the Upload section of the online application.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for this position is 4th June 2023.

The interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 5th June 2023.

Please quote reference DH36560 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
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  • Department/Location

    University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations, Cambridge








    10 May 2023

    Closing date

    4 June 2023

    Job details


    Senior Associate Director, Kettle's Yard


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 04, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture

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