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Development Manager (Individuals)

Location. London

Salary. Competitive Salary and Benefits

Closing Date. Monday 28th May

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and theatre technicians in the heart of the City of London. Founded in 1880, and located within the Barbican complex, the Guildhall School sits at the heart of one of London’s most dynamic cultural areas. We produce outstanding graduates – from Daniel Craig to Bryn Terfel, Jodie Whittaker to Alison Balsom - whose talents light up stages and concert platforms throughout the world.

This is an exciting time to join the Guildhall School, with the founding of Culture Mile - a major destination for culture and creativity - and significant investment having been made in the School’s Development and Alumni Relations team.

We are looking for an experienced, confident and talented Development Manager to initiate and maintain long-term relationships with a portfolio of prospects and to secure transformational gifts in support of the Guildhall School and its work developing these outstanding young artists.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of major gift fundraising and meeting personal income targets, as well as having excellent interpersonal and communications skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.




The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research. Selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016) and the top-rated conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2017 league table for Music, it has over 900 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. The School is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and the Centre for Young Musicians.




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