Business to Arts is Hiring a Head of Business development

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Job Description

Contract: Fixed Term (full-time), three years

Salary: €42,000 – €47,000 (+ performance-related bonus)

Location: Blended on-site (Dublin 2), client-based (Dublin & National) & remote. 

Full job description

Deadline:  23rd Feb 2023

Are you a driven and dynamic person with a passion for the arts and an entrepreneurial mindset? Do you have a proven track record in increasing revenue streams? Could you combine your business acumen and creativity to play a critical and strategic role in helping Business to Arts to achieve its ambitions? At an exciting time for Business to Arts, we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our high-performing and supportive team, in a varied role fundamental to the success of Business to Arts corporate and donor engagement. 

Our key activity includes Capacity Building in the arts sector, providing Curatorial & Cultural Strategy Services to the corporate sector, and Community Building between arts and business. For more information, see the notes at the end of this document. 

Business to Arts is in the process of developing a new five-year strategy to deliver ever greater impact across the arts sector and value for our members while exploring emerging opportunities to realise the financial value of BtoA’s own specialist services and expertise. This senior management role will be a key player in the future of BtoA and our impact, and in the innovation of our operations and activity, so this appointment is a critical one to ensure our ambition is supported by the most highly engaged and dynamic fundraising and delivery team possible.  

About the Role

The Head of Business Development is a fundraising and business development role that takes a portfolio approach to lead, develop, and deliver Business to Arts’ Membership programme—including corporate and private donors, and oversee the development and delivery of member projects, which include Advisory Services and Arts Funds. 

Reporting to the CEO, as the Head of Business Development you will form part of our executive leadership team and will work closely with the Head of Communications & Partnerships, the Arts Portfolio Manager, and the Curatorial Projects Manager to support the development and delivery of our wider services, and line-manage the Membership & Projects Manager. You will coordinate with the Board of Business to Arts’ to leverage their expertise, insights, and networks. 

Core Competencies

The Head of Business Development will be an experienced fundraiser, business development executive, account manager, or similar who knows how to quickly mobilise new prospect pipelines and convert leads, attracting, building, and maintaining relationships across the corporate sector and beyond. 

The successful candidate must have the drive to reach challenging revenue targets and KPIs. You must combine commercial acumen and budgeting expertise to ensure a sustainable future for Business to Arts by proactively increasing opportunities for corporate engagement and the retention of these relationships. 

You will be a consummate networker with a proven track record of winning business and working successfully with corporate clients or members and/or private donors. The team at Business to Arts is mission-led and business-focused, and we seek someone with similar values who can inspire those you interact with to commit to and support our mission to support the arts, driving value for all parties involved.

Read full job description, key responsibilities, and terms and conditions here.

To apply for the role 

  • Candidates can submit enquiries and their application in confidence to with [your name // Head of Business Development] in the subject line. 
  • Each application must include a concise cover letter (max. 1 page) outlining how they meet the above requirements and CV (max. 2 pages). 
  • The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on 23rd Feb 2023. 
  • First-round interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 27th Feb 2023. 
  • Applicants should be available to commence the role (ideally) in March 2023.

Business to Arts is an equal opportunities employer. 

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