Jobs / Internship / opportunities: 

Fundraising Volunteer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a volunteer to support the existing Directors and Trustee team to develop new sources of income from Individual Donors, Business Sponsors and Trusts and Foundations.

Babylon ARTS has an enviable reputation for delivering a high quality, wide ranging programme of visual art, film, live events and significant education and community based projects in Ely, across East Cambridgeshire and beyond.

The organisation has identified both a need and an opportunity to diversify its income streams and having conducted a thorough internal and external audit, have specific plans to develop and maximise its income generation over the next three years.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Promote and recruit new members for Babylon ARTS' Membership and Patron scheme
  2. Create positive relationships with existing supporters ensuring they receive effective communications and stewardship
  3. Research appropriate Businesses, Trusts and Foundations in conjunction with the Co-Directors
  4. Work with Trustees to identify local business sponsors and support the cultivation process
  5. Plan and help deliver fundraising events, including our annual Cambridge Voices event at Ely Cathedral
  6. Ensure consistent and accurate collection, recording and entry of data and offer administrative support in acknowledging donations and gifts as necessary.

This volunteer post is for a few hours each week, but is flexible on days and times. It is based at the Babylon Gallery with the potential to work at home.

How to apply

For more information and to apply for this opportunity please email Pamela Johnson, Trustee using the subject line 'Fundraising Volunteer' at office@babylonarts.org.uk 

Babylon ARTS is a charity committed to inspiring, developing and delivering quality arts events and activities to engage communities in Ely and beyond

Artist Opportunities:

One of Babylon ARTS' gallery sponsors Tindalls are looking for keen artists to demonstrate their skills in their Ely Shop between 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. If you work in any of the following disciplines: watercolour, acrylic, oils, pastels, sketching, silk painting, glass painting, porcelain painting, manga painting and are interested please ask in store at 4 Market Place, Ely CB7 4NP.

Volunteer opportunities:

Get involved! If you are interested in helping out at Babylon ARTS we have regular volunteer opportunities including stewarding at Ely Cinema, Children’s Theatre, Concerts and Gallery exhibition events as well as helping in the office with tasks such as photocopying and marketing and helping out the box office. We develop and train our volunteers, offering people the chance to ‘shadow’ more experienced volunteers. You will need to attend an informal interview before being accepted.

My story: Pam Johnson, Trustee
'As a volunteer trustee I've had the chance to share the passion of all the team and help to increase resources so that they can carry on doing what they love. This has built a real sense of achievement for Babylon Arts and has had a positive affect on audiences and local stakeholders in general. Meeting new people has also made me feel part of something outside of work, friends and family and while it has been hard work and involved challenge, its also been fun and I've had a great time doing it. Long may it continue!'

See our Jobs page for more information on current Fundraising volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Form available here

Work experience placements:

We have very limited opportunities for work experience placements, if you are interested an approach should be made through your school, college or university. Minimum age 16 years, we have no maximum age.


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