We’re currently recruiting a Fundraiser


1 year fixed term post (with possibility of extension)

3 days / 22.5 hours a week (0.6 FTE)

Salary: £25,000 pro rata, freelance considered

The Fundraiser role at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is a new post that will play a vital role in raising funds across the organisation, working closely with the Director to identify future funding opportunities in line with our strategic objectives. We are seeking an experienced and talented individual to build relationships on behalf of CFCCA and secure funding from a range of sources including Foundations, Trusts and Public Sector grant-making bodies.

CFCCA has a diverse and rich 30 year history of supporting both national and international audiences and also local communities to understand more about Chinese contemporary art, culture and society. We create meaningful encounters between artists and audiences through a lively public programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, engagement projects and events both on site and in partnership with other cultural institutions. CFCCA is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply for the post please send a CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 and a statement outlining how you meet the person specification and how your experience relates to the job description. Please also include the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Applications should be clearly marked ‘Fundraiser’ and sent via email with completed Equality Monitoring and Further Information forms for the attention of Hannah Hartley to:


Download an application pack here: Fundraiser Application Pack

Download a further information form here: Further Information Form

Download an equal opportunities form here: Equal Opportunities Form


The deadline for applications is Monday 10 September at 5pm

Interviews will take place at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art week commencing Monday 17 September


Volunteering at CFCCA

Spending time volunteering with us offers the chance to develop valuable skills and gain an insight into the workings of an internationally leading arts organisation. We believe volunteers make a positive contribution to the running and development of the organisation and in exchange we offer opportunities for personal and professional growth. Please see below details of the voluntary roles available within our team.

We are also able to accommodate occasional student placements and work experience requests – please email volunteer@cfcca.org.uk with your enquiry. However, we do not support unpaid internships. Any intern role will be advertised on our Job Opportunities page in the same way as other paid opportunities within the organisation.

Visitor Services

Our Visitor Services team usually contribute one or more days a week working with us, for a minimum of 3 months. They support us during our public opening hours of 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, as well as at occasional public events such as exhibition launches. The role is customer-facing, working from our reception desk to provide a warm welcome to our visitors and offering information about the organisation and our programme. Other tasks include: processing sales through our shop, responding to telephone and email enquiries, general administrative support, collecting and collating audience data and evaluation, house-keeping and stock-taking. As a small team we are happy to support volunteers to learn more about other areas in the organisation, and will try to accommodate this wherever possible, for example through joining team meetings, shadowing staff or helping out at our events.

Some prior experience in customer service roles and cash-handling is beneficial but not essential as training will be provided. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about our work, who love to meet and engage with new people and have an interest in learning more about gallery operations.

Curatorial Team

At certain points in the year we recruit volunteers to assist the Curatorial team with CFCCA’s exhibitions. This role might include researching forthcoming artists, general administrative support with preparing contracts, loan agreements etc., artist liaison, writing text for marketing and interpretation materials and assisting in the installation and decommissioning of exhibitions where required – for example unpacking and condition checking artwork. Volunteers will have the opportunity to input ideas into the development of our artistic programme, which we plan up to 4 years in advance, and will support the Curatorial team in developing relationships with artists and contributors. They will also assist on the setting up and facilitating of programme-related events including preparing event spaces, invigilation or audience engagement tasks.

To help our Curatorial team we are looking for volunteers with a keen interest in Chinese contemporary art and who are passionate about developing their professional experience in curatorial and programming roles. Relevant studies in Curating, History of Art or Museum studies would be beneficial. Strong written and verbal communication skills, being organised and proactive, and demonstrating a willingness to get involved with a variety of tasks are particularly important.

We are currently inviting applications from volunteers who are available during the following periods:

  • 6 weeks duration, 2 days per week to take place between 10 September – 21 October 2018 (expressions of interest must be received by Monday 27 August 2018)


How to apply

To apply for any of the above opportunities please send a copy of your current CV and a personal statement of no more than 1 side of A4 to volunteer@cfcca.org.uk clearly stating which role you would like to be considered for in the subject line.

To help us determine whether you would be a suitable candidate your statement should cover the following points:

  • Why are you interested in completing a volunteer placement at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art?
  • Any relevant skills, experience or qualifications you will bring to the role, referring to the role descriptions
  • How do you intend to develop your skills and experience with us?
  • Your availability and the amount of time you can commit


Please note we accept applications to volunteer in Visitor Services on a rolling basis but places are not always available immediately. Opportunities within the curatorial team or for engagement projects are for fixed dates that relate to our exhibition and project schedules and are therefore not flexible.