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The Young Vic is looking to recruit a collaborative, proactive and detail-oriented Development Assistant to provide vital administration and events support for the Development team. 

About the Young Vic

A registered charity and theatrical powerhouse, the Young Vic is synonymous with innovation, inclusivity, accessibility and creativity. We create performances that catalyse debate and are priced accessibly for our audiences, giving 10% of tickets away to those who experience barriers to engaging with the arts. We are deeply rooted in our local communities of Lambeth and Southwark, through Taking Part, at the same time as being internationally recognised for productions made with the world’s finest performers and creative teams. Last year we expanded our access and reach by launching Best Seat in the House, a new livestreaming platform that has broadcast our productions to over 38 countries. We are also proud of our work developing the next generation of emerging talent through our Creators Program.

The Young Vic has always been more than a theatre – bigger than a building; it’s a set of values that uphold the conviction that theatre is an indispensable part of civic life.  Whether on our stages at our home on The Cut, touring to schools and community centres across South London, premiering a play in the West End or on Broadway, streaming our work across the country and around the world – we are actively working to be a theatre for everyone.  

The Development team raises over £1.7million each year in philanthropic donations from individuals, trusts and corporate partnerships to support the Young Vic’s mission. We shape and share the story of who we are, where we’re heading and why we do what we do. As the Development Assistant, you will have the exciting opportunity to gain first hand experience of supporting fundraising efforts across the department, as well as working on a diverse portfolio of fundraising, donor cultivation, and company-wide events. 


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: 

Essential Skills and Experience

•    Some experience of working in an events capacity, whether that’s in employment or voluntary work
•    Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
•    Proactive and able to deliver to deadlines on time and to a high standard
•    Personable and confident communicator, both written and verbal
•    Ability to problem-solve, innovate, anticipate issues, and respond quickly to changing priorities 
•    Track record of delivering excellent customer service
•    Enthusiastic team player but able to work independently
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 
•    Ability to work outside of normal office hours including evenings, some weekends, and early mornings

Desirable Skills and Experience

•    Experience of working within a fundraising team and/or non-profit events department
•    Experience of liaising with suppliers, e.g. catering companies, florists
•    Experience of managing schedules, in an events or other context
•    Good eye for design, e.g. creating event invitations
•    Knowledge of Tessitura, or another CRM database (training will be provided)
•    Knowledge of email software Wordfly (training will be provided)
•    An enthusiasm for the theatre, and knowledge of the sector

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from Black and Global Majority people, and candidates who self-identify as disabled. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview. The Young Vic is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Contract: Full time six month fixed-term, with the possibility of extension. 

Apply by: 9:00 Monday 26th September 2022

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