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FCG Seeks Contract Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 to Thursday, March 22, 2012

Deadline has been extended to March 22, 2012 5 pm

Job Title: Contract Fundraiser

Type of Position: Part-Time (4 to 8 hours per week), Temporary, Contract

Forest City Gallery is London’s very own Artist-Run Centre. Founded on artistic autonomy, FCG is committed to excellence in programming, exhibitions and events that reflect and address recent developments in cultural production. Our mandate is to serve as a forum for local, regional, national and international artists though the presentation of relevant contemporary practices in visual/media arts, performance, literature and music.

Forest City Gallery is seeking an experienced Fundraiser with a proven track record of creating innovative fundraising plans, as well as a proven ability to meet fundraising targets. The candidate must be proficient in grant writing and have experience with non-profit organizations.This contract position will be 5 months in duration with a base remuneration of $3500 with the possibility of a bonus based on performance.


  • As directed, seek new sources of funding and gift-in-kind through grant proposals.

  • Maintain all aspects of donor prospecting, solicitation, cultivation and stewardship to attain annual fundraising goals.

  • Assist in researching organizations including Trusts, Companies, Foundations and wealthy individuals with an interest in funding arts and culture in London.

  • Maintain approved grant and sponsorship commitments.

  • Liaison with Forest City Gallery’s Fundraising Committee and support their activities.

  • Coordinate and communicate one (1) Fundraising Event that will enlist corporate sponsorship

  • Assist in training and leading fundraising volunteers and supporters to achieve fundraising goals.

  • Other tasks related to fundraising as requested by the Board.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in fundraising with Not-for-profit and Charity experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in organizing special events

  • Demonstrated experience in writing successful proposals to funding bodies

  • Demonstrated experience working directly with donors, volunteers, and Boards

  • Demonstrated track record of soliciting and closing gifts is essential

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and references by March 22, 2012 5 pm to: Jennifer Hamilton and Erin Kaszarowski, Forest City Gallery Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs

The Forest City Gallery is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its employment practices. We respect the right of applicants and employees to fair and equitable treatment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants and only selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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