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Reference: 66698

Date Added: 3 July 2018
Closing Date: 22 July 2018

Job Title: Development Intern

Working For: TATE, a client of Creative Access

Location: London

Salary: London living wage - £10.20 per hour

Job Details

Tate aims to be the most artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive global art museum. They deliver this aim through activities in their four galleries across the UK (Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives, Tate Britain and Tate Modern), their digital platforms and collaborations with their national and international partners. At the heart of Tate is their beautiful collection of art, which includes British art from the 16th century to the present day, and international modern art from 1900 to the present day.

The Development division is responsible for all fundraising at Tate, implementing strategies to raise support for a variety of revenue and capital projects. 

This team is currently looking for an intern to work in the Major Gifts and Public Sector department and participate in some of the most exciting national and international projects the gallery has to offer. 


  • Assist with organising and hosting donor events during Frieze week
  • Have responsibility for your own project to work on throughout the placement, to develop your confidence and skills in a particular area of fundraising
  • Learn how Tate maintains existing donors and cultivates prospective donors including the accurate recording, updating and maintaining of confidential data
  • Attend and observe at least one Acquisitions Committee meeting
  • Draft correspondence to donors
  • Work on online communications about activities at Tate for the Acquisitions Committees
  • Be trained in using a number of databases including Raiser’s Edge, The Museum System (TMS), Relationship Management System (RMS) and ENTA


  • Previous experience of working in a museum or gallery is not required, but must be able to demonstrate a passion and interest
  • Ability to demonstrate how you will benefit from the opportunity and how it will help you to build a better future
  • Willingness to learn
  • Enthusiastic and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Dependable, hardworking and committed to getting the job done
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be numerate in order to work with tracking income and expenditure
  • Work well with other people and as part of a team
  • Adaptable and flexible when dealing with different tasks
  • Able to think clearly, respond calmly when problems arise and contribute to solutions
  • Make a commitment for the whole internship placement by working 3 days a week


Closing Date: 22 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please upload your CV and cover letter as one document

This traineeship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background
Please do not contact companies directly


Website: http://creativeaccess.org.uk/

Additional Notes