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Garsington Opera at Wormsley

Philanthropy Manager

About Garsington Opera

Located in the stunning Chiltern hills on the Getty family estate, Garsington Opera is a prestigious summer festival with a highly respected international reputation. With performances in June and July we produce four productions each year, in partnership with our two resident orchestras The English Concert and Philharmonia. Garsington is now building its own Arts Hub studios to provide much needed rehearsal facilities, production workshops, café, offices and a home for its acclaimed community programme and world-class Young Artists scheme.

This is a great opportunity to join an innovative company at a time of expansion.

The Role

At this exciting time in Garsington Opera’s development, we are looking to build on our successful track record in fundraising with the appointment of a Philanthropy Manager. The role will lead on managing our membership programmes and on stewardship of our Individual, Trust and Corporate donors across the range of Garsington’s work.

The Philanthropy Manager will report to the Head of Philanthropy and work closely with the Box Office Manager and Communications & Marketing Manager to implement effective communication, cultivation and stewardship plans to support our fundraising strategies.

The role is full-time based at GO’s administration offices in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, and will move to the Arts Hub at Wormsley in Summer 2023. Some flexible homeworking will be considered. Our office hours are 9.30 – 5.30, Monday–Friday except during the opera season when evenings and weekends are included as well as occasional events in Oxford and London.

Salary: £28,000 to £36,000 subject to experience
Application deadline: Wednesday 29 March 2023
Interview date: w/c Monday 10 April

Candidates must hold a full driving license and have their own transport.

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