Funding Development Officer

Organisation: Elgin Museum

Salary: £30,000 FTE

Location: Hybrid - Elgin Museum / Home Working / Other locations, as appropriate, for meetings with e.g. potential donors

The Moray Society, parent body of Elgin Museum, is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to develop a sound, sustainable financial base for Elgin Museum to fulfil its potential. The appointee will explore new and innovative sources of income through promotion of the Museum and engagement with new audiences and supporters. This is a new post to support and expand responsibilities previously carried out by volunteers.

The primary objective of the post is to improve the financial position of Elgin Museum in a sustainable manner.

We are looking for someone special who can bring a fresh and innovative approach to the funding of our Victorian museum, retaining all that is best in its current expression of heritage but fitting it for a new age, now with the additional challenge of adjusting to the post-Covid environment.

You should have experience of writing successful grant / funding applications or shaping creative pitches, with a passion for communicating a compelling case for support.

You will be responsible for ensuring a longer-term strategy for ongoing income for the Museum. It is expected this will involve promotion of the Museum and will require the development of innovative engagement with new sectors and the establishment of sponsor, grant or donor commitment (including through individual and corporate Moray Society membership). A key aspirational outcome is for the Development Officer to secure long-term funding to enable the appointment of a Full Time Manager/Curator and, ideally, a Part Time Learning/Outreach Officer.

An essential legacy is for the Museum’s management team to have a clear vision and strategy in place for future best practice, and a sustainable income model and staff resource.

Please visit our website for full details including how to apply.

This is a re-advertisement, previous applicants need not apply.

Application Deadline: Sunday 15/10/2023