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Grants Officer

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted 3 weeks ago

Join the prestigious V&A Museum's Grants Team and contribute to the preservation and celebration of art and design history.


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Cromwell Road, London

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Expires at anytime

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), a world-class museum of art and design, boasts over 2.8 million pieces that illuminate the breadth of human creativity. As the UK's hub for national collections across diverse disciplines, the V&A serves as a beacon of knowledge and inspiration in the fields of architecture, fashion, textiles, and more, aiming to engage audiences globally. The museum offers numerous benefits including a generous pension, flexible working, and various discounts.

  • Identify and engage with trusts, foundations, and public-sector organizations to secure funding.
  • Collaborate with multiple V&A sites to support vital museum projects.
  • Manage administration and enhance donor relations through events, communications, and tours.
  • Experience in fundraising or related field.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication abilities for building relationships with stakeholders.
  • Commitment to supporting the arts and cultural heritage.

The Role The V&A’s Development Department has a vacancy for a Grants Officer to join its Grants team. The Grants team works to maximise income for the V&A from trusts, foundations, and public-sector organisations for a variety of projects including FuturePlan capital projects, acquisitions, exhibitions, and learning programmes at V&A South Kensington, Young V&A, and V&A East Storehouse and V&A East Museum. Working closely with teams across the V&A's family of sites, we are responsible for identifying and researching prospects, coordinating applications, and building relationships with grant-making organisations and key individuals. The successful candidate will play a vital role in supporting administration across the Grants team, delivering exceptional supporter care across its stewardship and engagement activities, for example, coordinating invites and guest lists for high profile events, bespoke private tours, supporter communications and crediting, funding proposals and reports.

The V&A The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance. Our mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.

Benefits Generous pension scheme 29 days plus bank holidays Flexible working Tickets to V&A exhibitions Subsidised staff canteen 25% discount in V&A shops Give as you earn scheme Bicycle loan Interest-free season ticket Interest-free rental deposit loan Free safety checks and small repairs to your bike with Doctor Bike Wide range of training and professional development opportunities Employee Assistance Programme Staff diversity networks


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