Development Manager

Organisation: Crawick Multiverse

Salary: circa. £40,000

Location: Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

Take your next career step, into the Multiverse…

‘Inspiring views’, ‘interesting place’ and ‘stunning landscape’ are all phrases our visitors use to describe their experience at Crawick Multiverse. We seek an equally inspiring and innovative person to join us at this exciting time in our evolution, to aid in both our day-to-day operations and in our strategic ambitions.

Crawick Multiverse is an amazing land art installation nestled in the hills of Upper Nithsdale in Dumfries & Galloway. Commissioned by the Duke of Buccleuch the former open-cast coal mine was transformed into an inspiring visitor attraction by internationally celebrated landscape designer, cultural theorist and architectural historian, Charles Jencks, opening to the public in June 2015.

The management of the Multiverse is overseen by the Crawick Multiverse Trust (CMT), a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, whose core business is the conservation, maintenance and sustainable operation of the Multiverse as an inspirational landscape, unique destination and visitor attraction.

For more information about us, and what we do visit:

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a small, dynamic team, to build on our reputation as a unique destination, visitor attraction and one of the South of Scotland’s leading outdoor events and performance venues.

Maximising the use of our 55 acre site as an outdoor performance space, this is an opportunity to capitalise on a unique asset to generate economic and social benefits and contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and businesses.

In the role of Development Manager you will secure funding, drive projects/exhibitions, and initiate learning and engagement programmes, with a focus on creating development plans that raise public awareness of our unique visitor attraction. As well as generating income from public funding, grant-giving trusts and corporate partnerships, you will play a key role in driving footfall and our profile as a leading visitor attraction, establishing yourself as a respected and widely recognised advocate for Crawick Multiverse amongst the local community, as well as regionally and beyond.

With an understanding of marketing strategies, candidates should have solid experience in a visitor service environment and be able to demonstrate proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills. Salary will be around £40,000 (FTE) depending on experience.

Essential requirements:
– Excellent communication skills
– Experience in managing and motivating a small team
– Successful record in making applications and securing external funding for funds
(whether in commercial or third sector)
– Live in close proximity to the area (or be prepared to relocate)
– Strong general management skills (reporting/budgets/contract management)
– Strong IT skills and familiarity with commonly used software packages
– Beneficial requirements:
– Experience or understanding of physical landscape management

Specific responsibilities:
– Provide leadership and hands-on management to drive the strategic and operational
development of the Multiverse.
– Develop, maintain and manage partnerships and collaborative working with key
– Reporting to the CMT Board of Trustees
– Lead on fundraising strategy to secure funding and grants
– Oversee marketing activities, ensuring effective promotion of our unique visitor
– Manage and motivate our small, enthusiastic Visitor Service team
– Work with the Board of Trustees to develop a Masterplan for the site, it’s development
and possible expansion
– Co-operate with colleagues to ensure that Crawick Multiverse is a safe place to work
and visit, informing the Board if you have any concerns
– Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time and are consistent
with the responsibilities of the role.

Sound interesting? To apply, simply email your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date for applications Tuesday 26th September 2023

Application Deadline: Tuesday 26/09/2023