Come and Work With Us: Fundraiser Role Advertisement

The Multi-Story Orchestra is looking for a new Fundraiser to manage their individual giving scheme, run fundraising events, manage their Trust and Foundation fundraising and write grant bids. We are looking for someone with previous fundraising experience in the arts, who has excellent written and oral communication skills, digital marketing skills, who is personable and creative and who is passionate about widening access to the arts.

Contract: Part time, 3 days a week. 12 months with possibility to extend

Ideal start date: October 2018

Salary: £24,000-£26,000 pro rata

Location:  Home based. Multi-Story does not have an office. Need to be regularly available in London.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 10 September 2018, 6pm           

Interviews: Friday 14 September afternoon

Application: Please send covering letter and CV (including details of two referees) to Kate Whitley at


Individual giving

·       Marketing the Multi-Story Membership Scheme through digital marketing, social media, regular newsletters, designing printed materials, and being present at all Multi-Story events

·       Managing the Multi-Story Membership Scheme: processing memberships, administering rewards and being main point of contact for all Members

·       Managing communication with all donors including thank you letters, renewals, and regular Members only newsletters with behind the scenes content

·       Managing and delivering crowdfunding / bespoke individual giving campaigns

·       Submitting Gift Aid claims, tracking and recording all donations, and ensuring that acknowledgements and credits are included in all marketing and communications

Fundraising events

·       Running small cultivation events for donors and potential donors (frequent attendees and potential givers) after every performance, creating and managing guests lists and invitations, booking catering as required

·       Running 3 small house concerts and 1 gala event a year. Liaising with venues/hosts, organising catering, acting as event manager

Trusts and Foundations

·       Managing the Multi-Story Trusts & Foundations database, including keeping up to date records, ensuring accurate and timely reporting on all grants and ensuring that all copy and crediting of grant funding is accurate

·       Writing small trusts and foundation applications (working closely with Artistic Director Kate Whitley)

·       Supporting Kate Whitley on major grant applications


  • We are exploring this area and may include corporate activity within the role depending on individual expertise



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Local stars turn out to help fundraise for The Multi-Story Orchestra

Comedian, writer and director Richard Ayoade and renowned soprano Kate Royal have performed at a fundraising gala evening in aid of raising much-needed funds for local orchestra The Multi-Story Orchestra. The sold-out event took place in the Victorian waiting room at Peckham Station, which has been closed to the public for over 50 years.  
Ticket-holders were treated to Richard Ayoade and Multi-Story’s Francesca Barritt comic performance of Ferdinand the Bull for solo violin and narrator, Handel’s arias were beautifully delivered by Kate Royal and the Orchestra, led by conductor Christopher Stark performed Mozart Divertimento in D, and were accompanied by singers from John Donne primary school for an emotional performance of One in a Million. 
Guests enjoyed arrival drinks courtesy of the Coal Rooms, which is housed in the former train station ticket office, and one lucky guest will experience a Multi-Story Orchestra player performing for their friends and family, after winning the much-coveted raffle prize. 
Kate Whitley, founder of The Multi-Story Orchestra, said: “We’re really thrilled with the success of our first fundraising event in partnership with the Friends of the Old Waiting Room. We’d like to say a big thanks to those who performed, those who bought tickets and to our partners, Network Rail, Friends of the Old Waiting Room, Peckham Vision and Coal Rooms, for helping us make this event a huge success.  
Every year, we need to raise £100,000 a year to keep The Multi-Story Orchestra going and to ensure our ticket prices stay at £5 and £10, making what we do really accessible to everyone. We hope this will be an annual event.”