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We are looking for a Development Manager: Trusts and Foundations.

The Fruitmarket Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery showing world class modern and contemporary art to ever-increasing audiences.

Established in 1974 and located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Gallery works with renowned contemporary artists, and is widely recognised as one of the most important and exciting art institutions in the world.

It’s an exciting time to join the Fruitmarket Gallery’s team, as the organisation is poised to reopen in Spring 2021 after a capital project – OPEN OUT which will see the gallery refurbished and extended with new spaces for culture and learning.

The Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations) post is a key member of the Development Team, responsible for maintaining and expanding our portfolio of partnerships with trusts and foundations to enable The Fruitmarket Gallery to realise its long-term artistic and organisational ambitions.

We are looking for someone with the skills and abilities to fundraise successfully from trusts and foundations. They should be able to research and assimilate information from various sources and write compelling applications and appeals for support. They should be able to collaborate with the team across the organisation’s work to devise and deliver a fundrasing strategy that delivers on shared goals. They should have demonstrated ability to generate and maintain good relationships for an organisation and inspire others to follow their cause.

In all our work, The Fruitmarket Gallery aims to reach people who have been under-represented in audiences, in our team and in the sector. We encourage all applications for this post, particularly from those who are currently under-represented on the staffs of cultural institutions. The Fruitmarket Gallery welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

Deadline for Applications: Monday 17 August at 5pm.

To apply:

Download the Job Description
Download the Equalities Monitoring Form

Please complete the equalities monitoring information and submit a CV.

Your CV should be maximum 4 pages and include a 500 word statement outlining how you fulfil the job criteria and demonstrating that you have the required skills for the post.

The application should be emailed to with Development Manager as the email subject heading. 

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