Business Development Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £34,000 – £36,000
  • Merchant City, Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd April 2023


  • Advertised from 15th March 2023
  • 35 hours p/w or option of four-day week - 28 hours p/w pro rata. Flexible working arrangements. 12-month initial contract with potential to extend.

Role

The Tron was established as a charity in 1982, by the Glasgow Theatre Company, to develop Scottish theatre and theatre makers. We continue to fulfil this purpose through the Tron Theatre Company, our Tron Creative programme of support for emerging creatives, our Tron Participation team’s educational opportunities for people of all ages, and our visiting productions. Around 50,000 tickets are booked each year, and The Stage recently wrote that “The Tron is staking a claim as the home of popular theatre in Scotland”.

The role of the Business Development Manager is to maximise the Tron’s income through fundraising including sponsorship, trust and foundations and individual donations. The individual should be creative in their approach, seeking opportunities for the commercial exploitation of the building and identification of potential income streams which exist or could be developed. This role is also responsible for coordinating our successful community programme Pay it Forward, which donates panto tickets to children and families experiencing disadvantage and grows each year. The Business Development Manager will work across teams - Box Office, Production, Press & Marketing, Tron Participation and Tron Creative - in co-ordinating activity within the building, and will work closely with the Executive Director and the Tron’s Board of Directors.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Tron, a Glasgow arts institution which is recognised for developing new talent and launching theatre careers as well as its work with young people and in the community. This is a varied and collaborative role which requires a creative and dynamic fundraiser with strong communication skills.

Application notes

You can download the job specification below. A Word version can also be accessed via the vacancies section of our website

To apply for this role please email a CV and covering letter, with specific reference to the job description and person specification, to development@tron.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 2nd April 2023.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 10th April (potentially Thursday or Friday – exact dates TBC.)

If you are interested in applying for this post and would like to have an informal chat about the role with the current Business Development Manager please email lucy.christopher@tron.co.uk to arrange.


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