Ironbridge Gorge Musuem Trust
Salary Dependant on Experience
09 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Temporary position for 18 months – three days per week

Salary Dependant on Experience

Founded in 1967, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd is a registered charity whose twin aims are education and heritage conservation. The Trust is one of the largest independent museums in the world and operates 10 award winning Museums within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site. These museums receive around 500,000 visits a year, including 70,000 school visits. As well as 10 museums, the sites in the Trust’s care include a research library, a tourist information centre, two youth hostels, archaeological monuments, historic woodlands, housing, two chapels, and two Quaker burial grounds.

The Museum has a successful fundraising history and has secured donations and grants from individuals, local, regional and central government together with independent grant-making Trusts and bodies.

We are about to launch our ‘Fund for the Future’ Endowment appeal following a successful

£1 million application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The endowment appeal supports our overall ‘Masterplan for Coalbrookdale’ which is a £15 million strategic development plan.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day operation of the scheme including identifying potential funding streams, development and management of cultivation events, working with the local community to garner support and providing reports as required by the senior management team and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

There will be occasional evening and weekend work to cover fundraising and cultivation events and other activities and therefore it is essential that the post holder is able to communicate and work at all levels.

The role would suit someone with a proven track record in a complex administration post within either the charitable or corporate sector. Experience of membership’s schemes, database management and project management of events is desirable along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.