Project Officer

£12 per hour 7.5 hours a week for 6 month temporary contract.

Job Purpose
To lead the promotion and development of the “Great Change- The Last Generation Project” and assist the Museum Curator and Deputy Manager. The post-holder will be involved in gathering oral history recordings of stories about the “Slum Clearances” in the North End (late 1930s-1960s) and life during the Covid-19 pandemic via workshops or digitally. These stories will serve as the inspiration for the creation of three exhibitions. 1 permanent, 1 travelling and a digital exhibition. The Project Officer will also be responsible for supervising and recruiting Oral History volunteers and the creation of an oral history template to be made available to download online to encourage increased community participation in the project.
There is scope for some working from home but travel may be required for the collection of oral histories.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Leading the development and promotion of the Great Change The Last Generation Project .

2. The recruitment of Oral History Volunteers and supervising their training.

3. Collecting and indexing oral histories and the creation of an oral history template of instructions for recordings.

4. The creation of three exhibitions permanent, travelling and digital.


Person Specification

Essential
Good honours degree, preferably in a history subject.
Familiarity with collecting oral histories
Experience creating or assisting in the creation of exhibitions.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.
Ability to work methodically and accurately.
Ability to work methodically and accurately.
Ability to motivate, encourage and supervise volunteers
An up to date DBS check or the willingness to undertake one.

Desirable
A recognised professional qualification related to museums, oral history, records management or equivalent
Experience of working with sound editing programmes
Experience of supervising volunteers.
Good presentation skills.
Conditions of Employment
The salary is £4,680 pro rata and the contract is for 6 months.
The hours of work are 7.5 per week
Annual leave entitlement is 2.8 days’ holiday. The leave year will run from the start of the contract.

For questions about the role, Job Description and Person Specification contact Lindsey Bavin on 01553 770479 or email info@truesyard.co.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 21st September 2020.


True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, North Street, PE30 1QW King’s Lynn

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