Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC002995

The idea at the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is simple: anyone with a desire to perform and a venue willing to host them is welcome. No individual or committee determines who can or cannot perform at the Fringe. It all began in 1947 with eight companies – six of them from Scotland – taking a risk, turning up uninvited and performing on the ‘fringe’ of the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. Over 70 years later, the Fringe has grown to become the greatest platform for creative freedom in the world, second only to the Olympics in terms of global ticketed events. In 2018, 3,548 shows took place in 317 venues across Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is the charity that was established by artists to act as the custodian of the Fringe. We exist to support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe, provide information and assistance to audiences, and promote the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Fundraising & Sponsorship

  • Full time
  • £42,000 – £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th October 2021

We are looking for a senior fundraising and sponsorship expert with a creative approach to income generation to join our team. If you have extensive experience in high net-worth donor cultivation, excellent relationship building skills, are a strategic thinker and a compelling communicator, we’d love to hear from you.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead on vital areas of our income generation strategy, working with others to ensure a strategic approach to fundraising, and leading our small development team to success on three ambitious challenges: our £7.5million Save the Fringe campaign; our search for new corporate partnerships; and a reimagining of our hugely popular Fringe Friends initiative.

For this role, the salary is circa £42,000 – £45,000. We also offer 4.5 pension contribution, generous annual leave, flexible working and an excellent work culture.