Two new exciting job opportunities have become available at Birmingham Rep!
Senior Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Foundations)
Established in 1913, The Rep has an unparalleled history as a pioneering repertory theatre and the launch-pad for some of the most exciting talent in UK theatre both past and present. Today it is a producing powerhouse with three auditoria – The House, 820 seats; The Studio, 300 seats; The Door, 150 seats – as well as extensive on-site production facilities.
Under the Artistic and Executive leadership of Sean Foley and Rachael Thomas the theatre is in the midst of a process of significant renewal, with the vision of being a national and international centre for artistically ambitious popular theatre in all its forms: comedies, dramas, musicals, dance-theatre and family shows. Revivals, new work and commissions will play in all three theatres. Many of its productions already go on to enjoy future life through commercial transfers and national/international tours.
These are exciting times for The Rep and the city of Birmingham. The UK’s ‘second city’ has the youngest population in Europe, and is the most multicultural city in the UK. It is a city full of dynamism and energy, and currently undergoing its own renaissance as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Part of The Rep’s mission is to ensure that its programme is truly representative of the city it serves, and we aim to imaginatively engage with the people of Birmingham and beyond to create productions that fill our theatres with its people. In every endeavour, we promote inclusivity, diversity, and equality.
The Senior Fundraising Officer role is integral to supporting this mission. As a charity, fundraising income is vital in enabling The Rep to survive and thrive. It is essential that we continue to grow this income and secure the required funding for our activities both on and off stage including our extensive creative learning, artist development and community engagement programmes.
The fundraising team generate income from 3 key strands; trusts and foundations, corporate sponsorship and individual giving. The department has grown over the past few years and has successfully delivered two major recent fundraising campaigns; the REP First million pound appeal, and the Open House capital appeal that culminated earlier this year. An essential part of fundraising is securing income from grant giving bodies. These grants vary in scale but are vital in making our planned projects and activities viable. Many of our flagship programmes across talent development and creative learning would simply be unable to take place without sufficient funding of this kind. Examples of Rep projects that rely on the success of funding bids are our Foundry artist development programme and the Shifting The Dial partnership. This new role is the result of a restructure of the department in order to best support the growth and delivery of all income streams and targets. Having created a new role entirely focused on individual giving and memberships, there is a need to redistribute the responsibilities for trusts and foundations so that this area is fully supported and most efficient. The successful candidate will work alongside the Head of Fundraising and with colleagues across the organisation to develop compelling funding bids, research and manage a pipeline of funders, as well as the stewarding and reporting process. Securing funding for our programmes is an integral part of ensuring The Rep can continue to develop pioneering activities and deliver the greatest possible impact for our artists, audiences and beneficiaries.
Download the full job pack: Senior Fundraising Officer – Trusts and Foundations Job Description
Deadline to apply: Thursday 19th January 2023
Apply for the role HERE.
UVB Guest Host and Administration Assistant
Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB) is a venture between Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The Rep) and the Library of Birmingham (LoB) to exploit the excellent conferencing and hospitality opportunities offered within the shared building on Centenary Square in the centre of the city.
This role will have responsibility for meeting and greeting guests & general administration support and co-ordination across both companies. This will involve extensive diary management for the Rep Commercial Director, UVB Hospitality Director and the UVB Business Development Director, arranging appointments, supporting with arranging exhibitions & events, and general admin tasks.
This is a very important and busy role. You will be vital to the smooth running of the teams and it will be crucial that you facilitate great communications internally. You must be able manage work quickly and manage several tasks at one time, all while keeping calm and professional.
Download the full job pack: Guest Host & Admin Assistant Job Description
Deadline to apply: Friday 6th January 2023
Apply for the role HERE.