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Head of Development and Communications

  • Organisation:Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
  • Location:Carlisle, England
  • Salary:£45,000 per annum
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

This is a new role and a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and committed Senior Leadership Team who are working collaboratively to significantly change the cultural offer of Carlisle, initially through the implementation of a transformational masterplan called Project Tullie.

The masterplan is phased and very ambitious. The organisation is currently delivering Phase 2 and developing Phase 3 (funding applications for further phases have been submitted). This post will collaboratively lead the match funding campaign focusing on developing relationships and submitting applications to trusts, foundations and businesses. You will further develop a successful and growing Patron’s scheme, oversee memberships and lead on charitable messaging, whilst increasing awareness of the museum’s manifesto and programme to galvanise support.

The new position is vital to our success. In addition to fundraising, you will have responsibility for steering the Marketing and Communications Team recently appointed, to help us better communicate our sector-leading manifesto, help us grow our audiences and inspire people to engage with world-class collections. We aim to enrich lives and be the heartbeat of Carlisle’s cultural life.

You’ll also spearhead a new culture of audience understanding and supporter development. Developing existing systems and bringing in processes and organisational change required for us to build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our supporters – and local-residents especially.

This is a transformational position. We are seeking the right candidate to take advantage of this and provide the opportunity to be involved in one of the most ambitious museum projects outside of London.

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to know more, please download the recruitment pack and send your CV and a covering statement (of no more than 1,000 words), detailing any relevant experience and knowledge, and what interests you about this role to [email protected] by 5pm, Thursday 1 December 2022.

Candidates invited to interview will be notified by 5pm on Friday 2 December 2022.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 8 December 2022 – we encourage candidates to attend in person, but a video option may be available for exceptional circumstances.

If you have any further questions, please contact HR or Andrew Mackay, Director, at [email protected]


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