Development Manager (Individuals)

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and theatre technicians in the heart of the City of London. Founded in 1880, and located within the Barbican complex, the Guildhall School sits at the heart of one of London’s most dynamic cultural areas. We produce outstanding graduates – from Daniel Craig to Bryn Terfel, Jodie Whittaker to Alison Balsom - whose talents light up stages and concert platforms throughout the world.

We are looking for an experienced, confident and talented Development Manager to initiate and maintain long-term relationships with a portfolio of prospects and to secure transformational gifts in support of the Guildhall School and its work developing these outstanding young artists. The role will be highly target-driven, both in terms of funds secured and interaction with prospects. This is an exciting time to join the Guildhall School, with the founding of Culture Mile - a major destination for culture and creativity - and significant investment having been made in the School’s Development and Alumni Relations team.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of major gift fundraising and meeting personal income targets, as well as having excellent interpersonal and communications skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Experience of working with a wide variety of prospects, including individuals with an interest in the performing arts and corporates would be particularly welcome.

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Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday, 19th February 2018.

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Please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS379 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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