Senior Development Executive – Major Gifts

21 Sep 2017
16 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Art Nouveau elegance, Viennese Baroque grandeur and contemporary Scottish murals, the King’s Theatre is an architectural gem in need of love.

One of Scotland’s oldest and most popular theatres, the 110 year old building is home to a wide variety of performances and attracts audiences from every walk-of-life. It now faces challenges around accessibility and current health and safety and fire regulations. To ensure the Theatre can attract prestigious productions and performers, it has to modernise. Likewise, the venue must be accessible for its audience and have commercially viable facilities to maximise revenue.

The Festival City Theatres Trust has embarked on an ambitious capital campaign to raise the £25m required to renovate the theatre whilst retaining its history and unique character. This will allow it to retain its place at the heart of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape and as ‘the people’s theatre’ for future generations.

The Trust has created two crucial new posts which will sit within the newly formed Development team and raise significant funds from philanthropic sources, trusts and foundations and corporate partnerships.

The role of Senior Development Executive – Major Gifts will create and deliver a major gifts strategy and will cultivate major donors, developing the established pipeline and bringing new high-net worth individuals to the cause. You will also secure major contributions through compelling funding applications.

You will have highly developed relationship skills and will be well practised in soliciting major (5-6 figure) financial gifts. You may not necessarily come from a third sector or arts background but will be driven, ambitious and have an appreciation for the performing arts.

If you have a passion for Edinburgh and its place on the international stage as a world-renowned city of culture, don’t miss this opportunity!

How To Apply

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email for a full information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 16th October 2017

Interview Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Second Interview Date: Tuesday 31st October 2017

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Festival City Theatres Trust by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.