Posted Sep 12 2022
Want to join YAF?

Could you be our next Director of Events & Operations?


We are looking for a Director of Events & Operations to join the YAF’s events team starting in September 2022.

Each season Young Arts Fundraisers runs a dynamic programme of events, both in-person and digitally, ranging from panel discussions with sector leaders, to intimate professional development events and roundtable discussions. With a strong membership base and usual attendance between 40-80 participants per event, these events are the primary method of building our membership base and our reputation.

This position will contribute to YAF’s leadership for the next two years. We’re looking for enthusiastic, emerging leaders with a strong collaborative work ethic and the management skills to transform the landscape of voluntary professional development in arts fundraising. By joining YAF’s team of Directors, you will take part in a leadership programme with the aim of training the next generation of arts and cultural sector leaders and the ambition to make the cultural sector and organisations sustainable long-term.

Download the job description for more details on what the role entail and how to apply.

Deadline for applications is 11.59pm Sunday 25 September. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Job Description

Head of Events & Operations (click here to download PDF)

If you require this job pack in a format other than PDF, or have any other questions, please email us on

How to apply:

Please email us on and submit:

  • A CV (no more than 2 pages A4) detailing your career so far, in your chosen format
  • A covering letter (1 page maximum) or short video (5 minutes maximum) or a voice recording (5 minutes maximum) that tells us for which post you are applying, how you meet the criteria required and why you want to be a part of YAF.

If you feel comfortable, we would be grateful if you were able to share any protected characteristics about yourself that you think we should know by filling in our Diversity Monitoring Form below and send it back to us with your application.

We will be using this information to guarantee interviews to those who are underrepresented in fundraising, including those who identify as Global majority and/or migrant, D/deaf and/or disabled, neurodiverse, LGBTQ+ or anyone who feels that they are in any other way under-represented within the fundraising landscape.

Diversity Monitoring Form (Click here to download Word document)

Any more questions?

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the current Directors on We look forward to hearing from you!

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