Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London EC1V 3AF. Photo: Joe Plommer
Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London EC1V 3AF. Photo: Joe Plommer

The Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage the appreciation of contemporary art and craft and to donate works of art and craft to its member museums across the UK.  With the support of our members and patrons we raise funds to purchase works by young and emerging artists which we give to museums and public galleries where they are enjoyed by a national audience now and in the future. Since 1910 we have donated thousands of works to museums and public galleries – from Bacon, Freud, Hepworth and Moore in their day through to current Turner prize nominees Anthea Hamilton and Helen Marten – championing new talent, supporting curators, and encouraging philanthropy and collecting in the UK.


Senior Manager, Patrons & Development

Application Deadline:
Friday 27 January 2017, 17.00

Job Description:
Working with the Head of Development and External Relations the Senior Manager, Development, is responsible for overall management of our Patron and VIP relations including recruitment, retention and alignment of patrons to strategic goals.

This includes working with the Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund Committee and Young Patrons and planning an effective strategy for all Patron groups. The Senior Manager, Patrons & Development,also manages individual relationships and oversee the patron marketing strategy.

A successful track record in fundraising or donor development is essential (including face to face), as is experience of maintaining outstanding levels of donor stewardship. An interest in and knowledge of contemporary art is critical.  Excellent interpersonal skills will be necessary and will help you bring new prospects to the organisation as well as stewarding our existing group of Patrons.

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