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Riverside Studios

Archived: Development Assistant

Riverside Studios Background

Riverside Studios reopened in November 2019 after a five-year redevelopment.

Riverside Studios is a dynamic cultural venue where audiences, artists and communities come together to discover and participate in extraordinary arts and entertainment. Our new building will offer flexible performance spaces, TV Studio, cinemas, event and rehearsal spaces, gallery, workspaces, an archive and bars & restaurants.

Riverside Studios will be a free-flowing confluence of theatre, film, music, dance, comedy, art, enterprise, events, innovative technology and hospitality.

Riverside Studios is operated by the charity, Riverside Trust, our charitable aims are to present high-quality arts and to make them accessible to all. We believe that the arts have the power to improve and change lives. Riverside Studios will be a gateway to the arts for everyone through our bold Artistic and Community Programme.

With over 650,000 visitors, 1,000 artists, 1,000 community members, 300 live performances, 150 TV shows, and 100 films a year Riverside Studios will be making a huge impact on the arts and local communities.

Position Profile

This position will be supporting the Development Director as part of the Riverside Studios’ Development team which is responsible for delivering philanthropic income to support the charities long-term financial sustainability. The income streams which the team will manage will be individual giving, corporate partnerships, and trusts and foundations. The Development Assistant will work on across all these income streams but will focus on the individual giving which is structured mainly through a membership scheme.

The Development Assistant will be responsible for all membership activity including administration, development and growth of the membership scheme which promotes positive and enduring relationships, and demonstrates the vital role of philanthropy at Riverside Studios. The Development Department also oversees the community work and the Development Assistant will help with the delivery of our outreach programme, Dive In.

This role is well-suited to someone with membership relations and stewardship experience in the cultural sector, or a client-facing/donor recognition background with transferable skills, and who enjoys working with people, pulling up their sleeves and working in a small, but ambitious, team.

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Closing Date is noon on Monday 27 January 2020

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