Job vacancies and opportunities

Art Fund is run by passionate professionals who are dedicated to supporting museums and galleries around the UK, and making art accessible to everyone. Help us with our mission – join our team.

Current vacancies

Programme Assistant

Location:
King's Cross, London
Contract length:
Full time/Perm
App. deadline:
13 June 2022
Start date:
20 May 2022
Other details:
Salary – £23,000

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently, and through our work we help make art more accessible to as many visitors as possible, wherever they are. We give grants to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and professional development of curators. We are supported by our growing membership of 130,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.

As Programme Assistant you'll support the Programme team with the delivery of Art Fund's annual grant-making programmes by providing administrative assistance and fostering good relationships with our museum and art professionals network. Your key responsibilities will include responding to and redirecting enquiries received by the Programme team, processing grant applications and grant payments, assessing applications, preparing papers for trustee and panel meetings, producing and sending paperwork related to applications, troubleshooting and escalating technical issues reported by applicants, and keeping up to date and accurate records across Art Fund systems and databases.

Key Employee Benefits

  • Generous Annual leave – 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, with additional non-contractual office closure dates at Christmas.
  • Flexible approach to hybrid working
  • Free National Art Pass (NAP) - for yourself + another person of your choice.
  • Free Entry to Exhibitions
  • Life Assurance - cover for up to three times your basic salary.
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pensions - Eligible employees are enrolled into the scheme with the exception of those who have contracts of three months or less. Art Fund contributes 8% of the basic annual salary during the first six months of employment or until probation is successfully completed, whichever is the later. At that point the contribution is increased to 10%.

We are committed to building our team and trustees from the broad range of backgrounds and experiences across the UK, valuing difference and diversity, and building a workplace based on shared values of equality and mutual respect.

We have ambitious plans for the future and will be holding ourselves to account and putting our principles into action, as we all work together to help bring about positive change and a fairer future for everyone. We therefore want to encourage applications from all races, ages, religions and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with any kind of disabilities and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our organisation.

To assist Art Fund in our commitment to recruiting applicants from a diverse pool, please can you complete the form here as part of your application.

This post is London-based. Non-UK nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Download the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@artfund.org

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Programme Coordinator

Location:
King's Cross
Contract length:
Full time/Perm
App. deadline:
13 June 2022
Start date:
20 May 2022
Other details:
Salary – £27,000

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently, and through our work we help make art more accessible to as many visitors as possible, wherever they are. We give grants to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and professional development of curators. We are supported by our growing membership of 130,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.

As Programme Coordinator you'll support the Programmes team and the delivery of Art Fund’s annual grant-making programmes through the assessment of applications, day-to-day delivery and management of casework and related administration across Art Fund’s grant making portfolio. Working with the Senior Programmes Managers, you will take ownership of specific projects as required, make improvements to programmes and systems, updating and maintaining relevant databases and records, and forging excellent working relationships with applicants and partners. You'll also take a proactive lead on improving internal communications regarding the Programme to internal and external stakeholders.

Key Employee Benefits

  • Generous Annual leave – 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, with additional non-contractual office closure dates at Christmas.
  • Flexible approach to hybrid working
  • Free National Art Pass (NAP) - for yourself + another person of your choice.
  • Free Entry to Exhibitions
  • Life Assurance - cover for up to three times your basic salary.
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pensions - Eligible employees are enrolled into the scheme with the exception of those who have contracts of three months or less. Art Fund contributes 8% of the basic annual salary during the first six months of employment or until probation is successfully completed, whichever is the later. At that point the contribution is increased to 10%.

We are committed to building our team and trustees from the broad range of backgrounds and experiences across the UK, valuing difference and diversity, and building a workplace based on shared values of equality and mutual respect.

We have ambitious plans for the future and will be holding ourselves to account and putting our principles into action, as we all work together to help bring about positive change and a fairer future for everyone. We therefore want to encourage applications from all races, ages, religions and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with any kind of disabilities and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our organisation.

To assist Art Fund in our commitment to recruiting applicants from a diverse pool, please can you complete the form here as part of your application.

This post is London-based. Non-UK nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Download the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@artfund.org

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Senior Programme Manager

Location:
King's Cross, London
Contract length:
Full time/Perm
App. deadline:
13 June 2022
Start date:
20 May 2022
Other details:
Salary – c.£42,000

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently, and through our work we help make art more accessible to as many visitors as possible, wherever they are. We give grants to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and professional development of curators. We are supported by our growing membership of 130,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.

You'll take a senior role in the strategic planning and operational delivery of Art Fund's annual grant-making programme, ensuring it meets our strategic objectives. Within this you'll lead on specific programme delivery areas, including the distribution of casework and programme pipeline management, overseeing and supporting line-reports and caseworkers in the delivery of their functions and roles. As a part of the role you'll prepare and managing the distribution of annual budgets, and contribute to the strategic development of the organisation by playing a key role in departmental and long-term organisational business planning. You'll work with the Director of Programme and Policy and Head of Programmes to make improvements to grant making programmes, and develop and deliver new initiatives, partnerships, research, and evaluation, ensuring maximum impact in the delivery of the strategy across the programmes portfolio. You'll build, manage and strengthen key Art Fund relationships, representing the organisation at a senior level internally and externally.

Key Employee Benefits

  • Generous Annual leave – 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, with additional non-contractual office closure dates at Christmas.
  • Flexible approach to hybrid working
  • Free National Art Pass (NAP) - for yourself + another person of your choice.
  • Free Entry to Exhibitions
  • Life Assurance - cover for up to three times your basic salary.
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pensions - Eligible employees are enrolled into the scheme with the exception of those who have contracts of three months or less. Art Fund contributes 8% of the basic annual salary during the first six months of employment or until probation is successfully completed, whichever is the later. At that point the contribution is increased to 10%.

We are committed to building our team and trustees from the broad range of backgrounds and experiences across the UK, valuing difference and diversity, and building a workplace based on shared values of equality and mutual respect.

We have ambitious plans for the future and will be holding ourselves to account and putting our principles into action, as we all work together to help bring about positive change and a fairer future for everyone. We therefore want to encourage applications from all races, ages, religions and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with any kind of disabilities and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our organisation.

To assist Art Fund in our commitment to recruiting applicants from a diverse pool, please can you complete the form here as part of your application.

This post is London-based. Non-UK nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Download the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@artfund.org

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