Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

Head of Individual Giving

Location: OAE’s Office in Tufnell Park, London
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Contract: Full-time

About the OAE

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) specialises in historically informed performance. It is governed by its players and works with its Principal Artists who include Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Mark Elder as well as soloists such as Nicola Benedetti, Roderick Williams and Gerald Finley. The Orchestra aims to bring the very best of the period music tradition to today’s audiences in performances characterised by artistry, integrity and adventure.

The OAE is Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre and Associate Orchestra at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The orchestra tours globally and, through a wide range of education projects, engages with thousands of people across many parts of Britain.

In 2020, we became the very first orchestra in the UK to take up residence in a school. We are immensely proud of our embedded education partnership with Acland Burghley School, and that we can share the next chapter of the OAE story with the wider Camden community.

In October 2020, we launched our digital subscription platform, OAE Player, which features over fifty new music performance videos, created specifically for an online audience and filmed in-house by the OAE’s digital team.

About the Role

The OAE’s Development Team raises £1m annually and the Head of Individual Giving plays an integral role in the success of the fundraising function. The successful candidate will manage the delivery of high quality stewardship and events for all supporters of the Orchestra as well as contributing to the smooth running of the Development Department. This role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated fundraiser to build on their experience with Friends & Patrons schemes as well as developing a comprehensive network of senior volunteers and donors. The role also encompasses budget management, reporting, marketing and Box Office administration. The OAE has a loyal and generous family of supporters and this role will work closely with this important group to create and strengthen relationships at live performances both in the UK and abroad.

As a forward-looking organization with an ethos of exploration, training and development, we would welcome applications for this post from those with at least 3 years’ experience working with individual donors.

We are looking for a lively team player who is committed to sharing our passion for bringing historically informed performance to the widest possible audiences.

For more information and to apply, visit oae.co.uk/jobs/head-individual-giving/

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20 October at midday.