Opportunities to work with us

We are currently recruiting for the following role:

Director of Development
c. £40,000 p.a., commensurate with experience
Full-time, permanent

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one of the UK’s big 4 arts festivals and a flagship arts organisation for the East of England. Each year it delivers a high quality, internationally recognised programme of artistic activity across music, theatre, visual arts, literature, circus, dance and outdoor arts, working in collaboration with local, regional, national and international partners. In 2014 performers came from 6 continents and nearly 30 countries and presented work for a huge and diverse range of audiences, participants and communities.

We are seeking to appoint an entrepreneurial and highly skilled Director of Development with a gift for forming advantageous partnerships (local, regional, national and international) to join our vibrant team. An experienced fundraiser, you will lead on devising and delivering all fundraising initiatives to meet our fundraising targets and will be key in contributing to the delivery of our bold ambitions.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival was confirmed on 1 July 2014 as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of funded organisations from 2015 – 2018. During this period Norfolk & Norwich Festival will receive investment from Arts Council England of £814,527 p.a. for the May Festival and £500,000 p.a. for its Bridge work which develops arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England. The Festival is one of 10 Bridge Organisations across the country. Norfolk & Norwich Festival is also funded by the generous support of Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and many other funders, sponsors and donors. The remainder of income comes from a mix of box office income and other earned income. Norfolk & Norwich Festival has a 3 year fundraising strategy with ambitious targets in order to help us reach our artistic ambitions. The annual turnover is approximately £2.6m.

If you are inspired by the work that Norfolk & Norwich Festival does and you meet the requirements please do apply.

To apply please download the documents below. If you cannot access this information for any reason please email or call 01603 877750.

UPDATED INFORMATION: Due to a change in circumstance, please note the closing date for receipt of completed applications is now 9.30am on Monday 21 July 2014 (rather than Friday 18 July at 5pm) as interviews will now take place a day later on Wednesday 23 July 2014


Director of Development - Cover Letter (PDF)

Director of Development - Job Pack (PDF)

Director of Development - Application Form (Word)

Director of Development - Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)