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Volunteer Tales Researcher

Job Title Volunteer Tales Researcher
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location London
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 22 Jun 2017
REF LF1291
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Job Description

Role                            Tales Fundraising Researcher

Supported By             Tales Artistic Leader

Main Purpose             To support the Tales from the Shed team with essential research


We are looking for someone with good research skills to support our children’s theatre project, Tales from the Shed which is currently expanding and reaching new audiences across London due some fantastic partnerships with the V&A, National Gallery, the Luton Hat Factory, The Old Vic and more!

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows for young children (0-6 years old) where the performers and audience share the same space using puppetry, dancing and live music.

We need a volunteer to collate and prepare a list of possible funders and corporate sponsors to support this fantastic expansion of Tales from the Shed.  This list will then be handed onto our Fundraising team to make approaches.

Main Duties

The role with include:

  • Researching new and innovative fundraising streams: online, trusts, corporate giving etc.
  • Researching prospective funders to approach, identifying new fundraising ideas
  • Liaising with the Tales creative and artistic team to gain a better understanding of our work
  • Helping to collate information for applications, proposals and reports to support Chickenshed’s Fundraising team.


Reliability, good research skills and a confident knowledge of computers are essential in order to be able to fulfil the role. It would suit a volunteer with some experience of Trusts / Major Donor Fundraising or knowledge of fundraising within the arts, although this is not necessary

General Requirements

A willingness to embrace the inclusive ethos of Chickenshed and to operate within Chickenshed policies and procedures, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality and safeguarding policies


Support will be given where necessary

Times and Commitment

This role would suit someone who could give at least 2 hours per week

Company Profile

Chickenshed is a theatre company based in Southgate, North London, and with a branch in Kensington and Chelsea. The company’s vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish, and Chickenshed’s mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.

For over 40 years Chickenshed has pioneered an inclusive performance methodology. As well as offering over 250 performances per year at our purpose-built theatre, Chickenshed is

also an educational establishment delivering Level 3 and Undergraduate courses.  With huge Children’s Theatre and Youth Theatre membership schemes for 5 – 21 year olds and an ongoing programme of outreach projects working with some of the hardest to reach communities, Chickenshed is truly ‘Theatre Changing Lives’.

For more information about Chickenshed please visit our website:  The Lex Halaby film is a great introduction to who we are and what we do.  Watch it here.

Chickenshed believes in inclusive practice.  We are committed to working with volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

To apply for this role please email Jenny Kettleton (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Ref: LF1291 | Published: 22th Jun 2017

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