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  • Advertised from 12th June 2019
  • 4 days/26 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday)


Founded in 1826, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA) is an independently funded organisation which supports the creation, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art across Scotland.

The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages of their careers. The Academy’s distinguished history is reflected in its extensive collections and archives, recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national significance.

Led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA embodies a wealth of professional experience in Fine Art and Architecture with many of its Members taking a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s leading cultural institutions.

In recent years, every aspect of the RSA has been interrogated to ensure that the Academy remains relevant to the needs of today’s artists and architects. Importantly, the Academy continues to evolve, electing new Members, exhibiting new work, and supporting and promoting excellence in contemporary Scottish art and architecture.

The role will manage the Development Strategy and be responsible for overall delivery of our development work. This role will lead the management of RSA fundraising and individual giving programmes and activities, including cash appeals, general donations, online donations, regular giving, merchandise, in memoriam giving and legacies, and to increase income from these sources. The post-holder will explore and test new income streams from individuals and to increase supporter engagement. The RSA Patrons Scheme will be the responsibility of this post holder.

Application notes

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To apply please send CV and Covering Letter to Colin R Greenslade, Director

The deadline for this post is Friday 12th July 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh during the week of Monday 29th July 2019.