Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration team.

Vacancies in the Orchestra and Administration

Administration Vacancies

Philanthropy Manager

The London Symphony Orchestra is seeking an experienced and motivated fundraiser to join the LSO’s Development team at an exciting time in the Orchestra’s history. The Philanthropy Manager will work with the Director of Development and lead a busy team to manage and develop the Major Donors, Patrons and Friends programmes. S/he will cultivate and expand individual donors’ engagement with the LSO with the aim of maintaining current supporters while working to secure new supporters to join the LSO family.

S/he will develop and manage the stewardship of the philanthropy portfolio, develop and deliver an annual plan for donor growth and legacy giving, and identify, cultivate and solicit new gifts. The Philanthropy Manager will have excellent presentation and organisational skills with a thorough knowledge of budget and database management. Confident, personable and persuasive, the Philanthropy Manager will be a key member of the Development team and will make an important contribution to the Orchestra’s success and ambitious vision for the future as Sir Simon Rattle begins as the LSO’s Music Director.

Salary: Competitive

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For more information about this post please contact:
Nicholas Selman, Director of Development
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To apply for this post please use the online application form (NB no CVs please):
> Philanthropy Manager online application form

Deadline for receipt of applications: 10am on Monday 31 July 2017.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 3 August and Friday 4 August 2017.

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Working with the LSO

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