Capital Campaign Director, Manchester International Festival

Location Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date 21 Jan 2019
The Capital Campaign Director will work with the Development Director to develop and deliver a campaign strategy that supports the work of The Factory Trust in their capital fundraising efforts for The Factory – a world-class cultural space being developed in the heart of Manchester, to be run by Manchester International Festival.

This will include strategic planning, campaign development, development of rights packages and initiatives as well as strategic prospecting and cultivation to engage the support of a range of philanthropists, donors and partners.


  • Develop and deliver a strategy to meet the capital campaign target set by The Factory Trust
  • Generate new income from a range of local, national and international partners to meet the capital campaign target set by The Factory Trust
  • Work with The Factory Trust and other senior project stakeholders to identify and engage with prospective supporters
  • Manage a pipeline of prospective supporters
  • Develop a creative campaign strategy to engage with prospective partners, supporters and philanthropists including:
  • Strategy for management of rights, acknowledgements and partnered initiatives
  • Development of creative communications strategy and assets
  • Development of cultivation and engagement strategy
  • Cultivate relationships to ensure ongoing support of The Factory project after the capital phase
  • Create a process for the ongoing reporting to The Factory Trust and other board level groups as required
  • Work with The Factory Trust and other key organisational stakeholders, to identify and engage with potential donors
  • Work closely with the Development Director and MIF Team to maximise the benefit of pre-Factory activity and Festival activity to the capital fundraising campaign
  • Represent The Factory Trust at networking and cultivation events, and donor or prospect meetings.