Cultural Grants Manager
Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, supports endangered culture and nature, and promotes open access. Since 2002 Arcadia has awarded more than $212m to documentation and preservation of endangered cultural heritage around the globe. Arcadia does not accept applications for funding. We identify areas of need and help to develop the projects we support. From 2018, we are increasing our giving for endangered culture to $25m a year.
About this role
As we expand our grant-making, we have decided to recruit a new Grants Manager with a PhD in an area relevant to endangered cultural heritage, especially in East, South or South-East Asia. This is a senior role, which will involve independent research and negotiations on a national and an international level. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in history and digital humanities, experience in field research, and a good publication record who wants to harness the power of philanthropy to make a real impact.
The successful candidate will play an important role in the development, management and evaluation of our international portfolio of grants. They will provide advice on, and identify opportunities for, large-scale projects documenting endangered cultural heritage. They will help to manage and expand Arcadia’s international network of partnerships. You can find more information about Arcadia on our website www.arcadiafund.org.uk.
· To research and develop funding opportunities.
· To support the evaluation of existing grants.
· To manage a significant cultural grant portfolio and monitor ongoing grant performance.
· To promote Arcadia’s policies on documentation and open access publication of cultural materials.
· To maintain and develop Arcadia’s network of partnerships.
· PhD in history/anthropology/literature/linguistic of East, South-East or South Asia, or South America. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in digital humanities.
· International research and fieldwork experience.
· Experience of independent research, with a strong publication record.
Skills and Experience:
· Demonstrable interest in cultural heritage.
· Strong networking skills – able to build and maintain contacts in the philanthropic and academic sectors.
· Evidence of international network of contacts.
· Strong analytical skills, including analytical report writing.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Experience of working with digital databases. Preference will be given to candidates with experience of working on digital projects.
· Good knowledge of issues related to open access.
- Able to work as part of a small team.
- Commitment to making a difference in the field, including an open-minded approach to unconventional ideas.
- Critical intelligence and attention to detail.
- Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.
Employment benefits include 25 days annual leave, employer pension contributions of 12.5% of salary, life assurance and healthcare schemes.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.
Please send your CV, a cover letter of no more than two sides of A4 paper including your current salary, and the names and contact details of three referees to email@example.com by 14 December 2018. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We will not contact referees prior to interview. Interviews will be held in London in January 2019.