Development Assistant

Job title – Development Assistant
Role type – Permanent, Part time (4 days per week)
Based – Clerkenwell, London
Reporting to – Development Manager
Expected salary – £25,000 per annum (£20,000 pro-rata for 4 days per week)
Deadline for applications – 10:00 GMT 2 January 2018
Interviews – 10 January 2018

About Artangel

For three decades, Artangel has produced extraordinary art in unexpected places in London, across the UK and around the world. We produce art that challenges perceptions, that surprises, inspires and that wouldn't be possible within the confines of a gallery.

Purpose of the Role

The Development Assistant is responsible for supporting the Development Manager in the smooth running of a small team with big ideas. The role will focus on individual giving and delivering a varied events programme for Artangel’s patrons. Artangel’s fundraising spans individual giving, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsorship. The role will require some evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be given.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate a busy events programme for patrons, including trips abroad, from compiling and managing the guest list to delivery on the day
  • Assist the Development Manager with relationship management and provide exceptional levels of service
  • Draft correspondence to donors including thank you and renewal letters
  • Design invitations and e-newsletters on Mailchimp and find creative ways to engage patrons with Artangel’s work
  • Maintain accurate data on the Raiser’s Edge and mailing lists in compliance with new GDPR legislation
  • Undertake monitoring and reporting on patron engagement
  • Ensure the relevant website pages are updated
  • Maintain up-to-date Gift Aid information for all donors
  • Provide administrative support with Direct Debits
  • Undertake research into potential trusts and foundations
  • Assist the Development Manager with report writing and evaluations
  • Assist the Development Manager with communicating the work of the organisation to prospective donors


  • At least one year's administration experience
  • Experience working on events
  • High degree of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, using databases and mail merge
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own work independently, in consultation with others and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of contacts from patrons to contractors
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Diplomatic and able to deal appropriately with sensitive or confidential information
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude and flexibility
  • Calm under pressure, with a can-do approach to solving problems
  • Confidence in building relationships with people at all levels of seniority
  • Interest in the arts


  • Experience in a cultural organisation
  • Understanding of fundraising activities
  • Experience using the Raiser’s Edge and Mailchimp
  • Interest in contemporary visual art presented outside the gallery

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete the application form below. Artangel strives to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Please contact us at if you require reasonable adjustments to any part of the application process.

All applications will be shortlisted using the information given in Part 1 of the form only. Part 2 will be accessed by the selection panel if you are shortlisted for interview. Part 3 is not accessed as part of the recruitment process at all.

Please email for any additional information. If we invite you for an interview, please let us know about any access requirements you may have so that we can accommodate your needs (Artangel’s office is on the second floor and is only accessible by stairs).  

You should use the form to demonstrate clearly and fully how you meet the essential criteria for the job. The desirable criteria outlined in the person specification above contain skills and experience that it would be beneficial for a candidate to have. We will only interview those candidates who are the closest match to our specified criteria.  We will not make assumptions about your achievements or abilities – you must make it clear in your application exactly how you feel they match our requirements.

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