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Post Title: Programme and Fundraising Assistant

Location: Flexible

Payment and hours: 2 days per week, £800 / month (self-employed position)


Are you a highly organised with excellent attention to detail? Are you interested in working in the creative industries and arts education? The Abram Wilson Foundation is looking for a passionate individual to join our team and contribute to our growth and development. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the mission of the Abram Wilson Foundation, while being exposed to some of the most exciting up and coming musicians in London and Birmingham today.

We are looking for someone who has great communication skills, is super organised with excellent attention to detail, loves Excel and is keen to work flexible hours, remotely and occasionally as part of a team. Having an understanding of cloud-based productivity tools and systems such as Asana, Slack, Dropbox, Adobe Sign, Lastpass, Insightly and Xero would be ideal.  

We are keen that you enjoy live music, especially jazz and are passionate about the importance of equal access to a creative education. A positive outlook and good self-care is also really important to us, so if you’re able to see the funny side whatever the weather and are good at looking after yourself we’d love to hear from you!

Your role would include, but would not be limited to, the following:

Fundraising Support:

– Writing bi-weekly emails to supporters about forthcoming events and adding RSVPs to the relevant guest lists

– Stewardship of donors including thank you emails and cards

– Logging donations and communicating with donors if donations have lapsed

– Cultivating new donors via emails and booking meetings with our Founder & CEO

– Organising venues and inviting attendees to key donor focused events throughout the year

– Keeping our databases and mailing lists up to date

Career Development Support:

– Booking regular calls and meetings with our cohort of career development artists

– Booking artists for showcase events and setting up contracts

– Communicating with venues about upcoming showcase events including setting up contracts and sending guest lists

Arts Education Support:

Data handling and collection including:

– Collecting baseline data from schools using Excel

– Inputting data from evaluation forms into Excel

– Ensuring the printing, distribution, completion and collection of evaluation forms from teachers/ parents / students / workshop leaders / artists

– Keeping our database and shared folders up to date with the relevant information

Project coordination support including:

– Managing the flow of information between workshop leaders / artists / schools / parents / pupils including the scheduling of workshops and planning

– Organising meetings with schools, cultural venues and other organisations

– Liaising with schools and other delivery partners to ensure they are aware of their requirements for resources and information

– Liaising with other freelancers as required e.g. photographer-filmmaker

– Organising prospective funders/funders/donors/trustees to attend workshops

– Coordinating DBS checks

– Setting up contracts

– Preparing resources for workshops

– Ensuring evaluation materials, lesson plans, and workshop materials and resources are prepared in advance and shared with workshop leaders as required


Please send a CV and covering letter to – [email protected] by 10:00am on Monday 1st April 2019. Interviews will take place on 8th/9th April 2019.

Please let us know if you have any access requirements for completing your application and/or attending an interview in the event that you are short-listed or if you would like this information in an alternative format.