Development Assistant

Paid Internship

Closing date 30 Mar

Full-time £22,000

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We are looking for someone who is passionate about theatre and who wants to build a career in fundraising to join our development team for this 18-month training role.

You will gain practical and hands-on experience and have a chance to learn about how we raise money across multiple income streams and how we build and maintain relationships with LIFT’s membership, major donors, public and cultural funders, as well as London/international investing co-producers.

You don’t need to already have lots of prior knowledge or skills – this is a training opportunity. If you have a desire to learn we would love to hear from you. We actively encourage you to apply if you are ethnically diverse, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent and/or working class.

Please download the job pack for all the information. Please note dates on the job pack are out of date, as this role has been extended.


How to Apply

To apply for the post, please send:

  • an up-to-date CV including any voluntary work and current interests,
  • a cover letter of no more than one page, or a video of no more than two minutes, explaining why you are excited about this role, why you are excited to work with LIFT, and why you as a person and your skills are a good fit for this role,
  • a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form,
    contact details for two references (we will seek your permission before making direct contact with any referees). This could be a current or former employer, a volunteer manager, a university lecturer, a teacher, or someone else with a similar supervisory role….to with ‘Development Assistant’ in the subject line.


Closing date: 30th March
Anticipated interview date: 7th April
Anticipated start date: As soon as candidate is available

LIFT is committed to be a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants.

We are actively engaged in inclusion, diversity, intersectionality, and anti-racism training and planning. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, attracting the diverse pool of talent and experience we want to see in our organisation, on our Board, in our work and across the cultural and creative sector.

We strive to treat all job applications equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexuality, or any other equality characteristic.

During recruitment, the selection panel will be shortlisting based on what qualities, skills and experience you may bring to the role. We will support any access requirements you may have during the recruitment process and ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place as required by the Equality Act 2010.
Your personal data will be removed from your application documents before the panel reviews them.
LIFT offers expenses for any travel required for in-person interviews.

For an informal chat about the role, or if you have any questions ahead of applying, please contact