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Pushkin House is the home of Russian culture in London.  We are a politically independent, UK charity, founded in 1954 as a gathering-place for everyone with an interest in Russia and Russian culture, in a historic house in the heart of Bloomsbury.

This is an exciting opportunity in a key new role for a proactive, enterprising and target-driven individual with a passion for Russian culture, public events and the arts, to develop our income generation, fundraising capacity and membership services, building on the expansion and increased profile of our public cultural programme over the last few years. 

The role will be full time, with a requirement for some evening and weekend working, and, correspondingly, some opportunities for flexibility by agreement.  There will be phone interviews and then face-to-face interviews at Pushkin House in September.    The contract will be for two years initially.  Annual salary will be in the region of £30,000-£35,000 initially, depending on experience.     Start date: October - November.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with all other members of our small, busy team and our stakeholders and partners, in our beautiful, historic central London home, steeped in history and Russian culture, you will have:

-        Outstanding spoken and written communication skills

-        Extensive successful experience of researching and writing funding applications

-        Experience of designing and implementing successful fundraising campaigns in a comparable context

-        Experience of designing and implementing successful marketing campaigns

-        Experience of developing and growing friends/membership/donor schemes

-        Experience of attracting corporate sponsorship

-        Enthusiasm for and understanding of Russian culture – Russian language would be an advantage but is not essential

To see a job description, please go to: http://www.pushkinhouse.org/job-opportunities/ 

To apply please send a CV and short covering message (no more than one side of A4 or equivalent) by Sunday 6 September 2015, explaining why you are interested and why you could do the job well, to: arina.krapivina@pushkinhouse.org.uk    

Pushkin House was established for the enjoyment, understanding and promotion of Russian culture in all its forms and for the exchange of views in a lively, informal atmosphere, with freedom of speech a core principle.

'Pushkin occupies a unique position in the history of Russian culture, and is treasured by all Russians wherever they may be.  He can truly be called the founder of original Russian literature, and at the same time he was receptive to the genius of other nations, both Western and Eastern... We could not have found a more inspiring symbol of our aspirations.’

Pushkin Club Inauguration 1954

Pushkin House is now a politically independent Registered Charity owned and run by the Pushkin House Trust. 

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We are a charitable organisation and a significant part of our income comes from individual charitable donations, small and large. To maintain Pushkin House, create the best, most widely accessible cultural programmes and expand our activities in the future, we need and welcome new donors, supporters, partners and Friends. You can find out more on our Donate page.

5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA, London

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