Grants and Fellowships Manager (Parental Leave Cover), Paul Mellon Centre


The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) is seeking to recruit an experienced Grants and Fellowships Manager to run, oversee and administer the Centre’s busy funding programme while the permanent incumbent is on parental leave.

The PMC’s funding programme currently awards £1,000,000 a year over seventeen different grant and fellowships categories to individuals, organisations and publishers who are undertaking projects on British art or architectural history.

The postholder assumes a high level of responsibility, and the PMC is seeking a professional and extremely capable person to serve as the main representative for the Centre’s funding programme.

Reporting to the Centre’s Head of Grants, Fellowships and Networks, you will work across all areas of the busy funding programme ensuring accuracy, sensitivity and efficiency. Key responsibilities include: managing the administration of all grant and fellowship applications; managing and updating the online grants system; setting budgets and dealing with financial information; archiving, organising and acting as secretary for the PMC’s Advisory Council meetings; attending grant-supported events and activities and visiting fellowship recipients; and publicising the PMC’s grants and fellowships programme.

It is essential that you have experience of managing a grant-giving programme, online systems or databases (e.g. Good Grants) and have strong organisational skills. The role is busy and varied, and you should be able to manage different projects at the same time whilst ensuring accuracy and attention to detail in everything you do. It would be helpful to have an art-historical background or to have knowledge or experience of working in the gallery, library, archive and museum sector.

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