Fundraising Manager

National Videogame Museum

Department: Fundraising
Reports to: CEO/Exec Team
Location: Sheffield (some travel expected and flexible home-working will be considered)
Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time (flexible hours and part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate)
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Closing Date: Friday 23rd August

Interviews: Friday 6th September


Videogames for everyone. Forever.


Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret videogames for everyone.

  • Collect
    The NVM collects videogames in trust for society in perpetuity. 

  • Preserve
    The NVM looks after videogame culture, to ensure it remains accessible for generations to come. 

  • Exhibit
    We exhibit our collection to make it accessible to everyone. 

  • Interpret
    We interpret videogame culture to help it make sense to everyone. 

  • For everyone...
    Videogames for everyone. Forever. 


It is fair to say that we are not like most museums...

We are fully interactive. We believe in hands-on play and making learning fun! Creative play and learning is what we are all about!

But what makes us a museum...

The NVM’s work is underpinned by rigorous research, engineering expertise, curatorial excellence, and an open and accessible approach to design and process. 

Run by the BGI

The NVM is run by the BGI, which is a new national charity set up in 2019 for games culture, skills, diversity and sustainability. The BGI’s goal is to advance the education of the public about the art, science, history and technology of digital games.

Visit the BGI website to find out more. 



The NVM is looking for an experienced fundraiser to maximise income from a range of sources, including individual giving, the corporate sector, Trusts and Foundations. 


  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy that maximises unrestricted income from individual donors, the corporate sector and secures support from Trusts and Foundations. 

  • Engage corporate sponsorship, individual donors, legacy giving, visitor giving, major funding bodies, campaigns and appeals to support the NVM’s activities.

  • Liaise with partners and supporters in the arts, business, community and academia; managing relationships and funding agreements as appropriate. 

  • Collaborate with a wider team to identify, initiate, plan and deliver fundraising strategies.

  • Oversee the delivery of fundraising events, appeals and campaigns that raise the profile of the NVM, generate unrestricted income and engage corporate support. 

  • Implement donor profiling to develop a donor stewardship programme. 

  • Develop and help implement the NVM’s membership scheme. 

  • Ensure that the NVM’s fundraising activities are fully compliant with the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice. 

  • Responsible for the production and management of delegated budgets and to record, monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities and income.

  • Produce strategic reports on fundraising activity for the NVM Executive team.

  • Delivery of fundraising targets. 


You will definitely have…

  • Proven experience in the fundraising sector.

  • Experience in appropriate methods of cultivating relationships with public sector, major donor or corporate funders.

  • Proven track-record of securing sponsorship.

  • Proven track-record of initiating and delivering successful fundraising campaigns.

  • Educated to degree-level in a relevant field.

  • Excellent organisational skills, possessing a keen eye for detail.

  • Ability to communicate well with stakeholders, the management team and staff across all departments.

  • A positive attitude that includes an enthusiastic and flexible approach to tasks with the adaptability to cope with the unexpected.

  • Responsible, reliable and self-motivated, and able to work alone or as part of a team.

It would be good if you have…

  • Experience of working in a museum or cultural venue.

  • Institute of Fundraising membership. 



Please answer the following in your supporting statement:

  1. Please outline the breadth of your experience in leading and developing a fundraising strategy.

  2. Please provide an overview of your experience in cultivating relationships with the public sector, corporate investors and Trusts.


To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to

If you have any questions, please contact us by email.

We wish you every success with your application!