Job opportunities at Watts Gallery Trust

Friends Administrator


22 hrs per week

Watts Gallery Trust is seeking to appoint an efficient and proactive Friends Administrator to work within its ambitious and successful fundraising team. This is a rewarding role offering diverse experience including office administration, database management, supporter care and events organisation within an arts heritage charity.

About Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique art gallery and heritage site set in the Surrey Hills in the rural Village of Compton near Guildford. The recent expansion of the Artists' Village with the restoration and opening of Watts Studios has increased the number of visitors and is now a full day out offer.

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village has raised £20m in the last five years. With ambitious plans to maximise upon recent expansion and ensure the future of our heritage, and with this year's bicentenary celebrations, it is an excellent time to join our organisation.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Friends Administrator to work within a small and committed fundraising team, delivering practical and essential support to the organisation. The Friends membership scheme provides vital unrestricted income, and implementing a recent review, we are aiming to double the number of Friends over the next three years. The successful candidate will administer and help promote the Friends membership scheme. Management of the database will be critical.

You will:

  • Be a self-motivated team player who is keen to develop a career in fundraising
  • Enjoy a hands on role with the opportunity to gain experience
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Have an excellent eye for detail
  • Have a passion for art, heritage and culture

In return, we will offer support and mentoring. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wishes to gain experience in museums/the arts to develop your fundraising skills.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please download the job profile and send your CV, including two references, and a supporting letter to Siân Newton on

Closing date: Monday 24 July 2017

Interviews: Tuesday 1 August 2017

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