This is a remarkable opportunity to play a key part in the growth of a rapidly expanding and unique organisation, the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI). Described by the Guardian as ‘the return to big thinking’ and by Total Politics as ‘Europe’s answer to TED’, the IAI puts on events throughout the year in London and Hay-on-Wye. It is also responsible for bringing big ideas to a global audience with a fortnightly release of new debates and talks involving the world’s leading thinkers, politicians, scientists and artists. The IAI also produces IAI News, an online ideas magazine; as well as IAI Academy, a new online educational platform on the ideas that matter.

The influence of IAI is increasingly through partners such as universities, media organisations, corporates, and personal donors.  Their financial support is also essential to our future growth and development.

In this role you will help build the IAI’s partnerships and extend its reach. In turn this has an impact on the events we can create. You will need to understand what we can offer potential partners and communicate that message effectively. You will also need to be able to assess what partners can provide for us and identify organisations where there is a good fit. The successful candidates will be goal oriented and capable of being convincing with senior figures in a wide range of organisations.

The development team is closely allied to the overall strategic goals of the organisation and the senior management team. As the role develops there is the potential for you to have input into our overall strategy.

We expect the successful candidate for this position to rapidly gain experience across our Development activities and quick progression within the organisation is possible. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in the research, marketing, and social media departments from time to time and will have input into our initial editorial planning for future events. They will also have marketing and publicity responsibilities and the potential to write copy.

All candidates should have a strong educational background (min. 2.1 from top university) with some experience of fundraising.  Although this appointment will be for trainee level positions, we will also consider executive level positions if the candidate is sufficiently outstanding.

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