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Development Coordinator

Salary range: £27,116-£31,406 Closing date: 21 March 2022 Download the job pack

The Fitzwilliam Museum is reinventing itself. As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and one of the largest cultural venues in the region, the Fitzwilliam aims to be a crucial bridge between the University, the city and the rest of the world, with an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, sector-leading public engagement and over half a million objects and works of art spanning centuries and cultures.

Today, the Fitzwilliam is one of the world's leading university museums, committed to collaborative, inclusive and innovative practice, acting as a bridge between the University and its communities. With over 200 staff and 100 volunteers, the Fitzwilliam is the lead partner in the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) consortium, which brings together all eight University of Cambridge museums and the Botanic Garden.

The post holder will co-ordinate the efficient running of development and sponsorship operations, working with a small development team and the Head of Communications and External Relations at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the Senior Associate Director, Fitzwillliam Museum at Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations office in order to ensure their smooth running.

The Development Coordinator will provide administrative support for the development team at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Senior Associate Director, Fitzwillliam Museum at Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations office in all aspects of their work. This includes the coordination and preparation of funding and sponsorship proposals and their timely delivery, while ensuring impactful engagement with all donors, prospective donors and their representatives.

The post holder will have previous experience in an administrative role with experience in fundraising or communications. The Development Coordinator is expected to be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

In return we offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.

Location: Cambridge.

For an informal conversation about the post, please contact Sue Stringer, HR Coordinator, (

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Interviews will be held Tuesday 5th April 2022

Please quote reference DA30165 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.

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