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Job: Head of Membership and Fundraising / Martin Parr Foundation

The Martin Parr Foundation was formed in 2014. The aim of the Foundation is to support and promote photography from the British Isles and with this it:: 

  • Preserves the archive and legacy of Martin Parr, one of the most significant documentary photographers of post war Britain
  • Holds a growing collection of works by selected British and Irish photographers as well as images taken in the British Isles by international photographers.
  • Houses an expanding library of British and Irish photographic books.

The Foundation comprises a studio, gallery, library and archive centre. The gallery shows work related to British photography as well as images by Martin Parr and is open to the public on a regular basis. There is a facility to book group visits and individual research sessions. There is a programme of public talks, educational events, book signings, and seminars, all related to photography in a wider sense.

The Head of Membership and Fundraising will have three key responsibilities

  • to establish and promote a membership scheme.
  • to fundraise for projects including, but not limited to, photographic commissions, publishing, archiving and expanding the collection
  • to oversee visits to view the collections.

Candidates must be able to work from the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol and also be available to work some additional evenings and weekends as necessary.

Please email a cover letter and CV to

Closing date: 27 April 2018


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