TITLE: Heritage Project Coordinator
LOCATION: The Old Slaughterhouse – Arts and Heritage Studio, Stratford upon Avon
REPORTS TO: Escape Project Manager
PAYMENT: 16 hours per week, £12.54 per hour, £10443 per annum
CONTRACT: Fixed Contract
(18 months subject to trail period of 3 months)
GENERAL DESCRIPTION The post holder will effectively coordinate the Stratford Slaughterhouse Heritage project. The successful applicant will have previous experience in coordinating an oral history project, heritage and arts work, administrative experience and experience of fieldwork in the community.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Effectively organise and carry out all aspects of the Slaughterhouse project, an oral history project based at Stratford Arts and Heritage Centre.
- To serve as curator, the coordinator will recommend acquisitions, organize exhibitions, and develop and deliver activities that will encourage broad appreciation for Stratford Heritage.
- To oversee the management and care of exhibitions and programming of both the centre and outreach activities.
- Guidance in project delivery.
- Develop outlined heritage project outreach work in schools and at community venues/events.
- Liaise with and promote to external organisations and individuals regarding the project, following up all enquiries and documenting the project.
- Alongside management represent the Heritage Centre to the community, businesses, and local leaders and will be the visible spokesperson for the heritage centre locally, regionally and nationally.
- Alongside management recruit and oversee project Steering Group.
- In collaboration with Stratford Society and the project steering group organise delivery of quarterly programmes (classes, lectures, films and exhibitions, research) to support the preservation and dissemination of the history and heritage of Stratford by and for local people.
- In liaison with the Steering Group develop the quarterly heritage themes, producing a range of materials that will attract and engage all generations, including a media presentation and a public exhibition.
- To work cooperatively with local archives to research project themes.
- Liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, induct and support a team of volunteers to assist with the running of the centre.
- Ensure that all work is carried in accordance with relevant legislation and Escape’s centre policies and procedures, including Equal Opportunities policy and Health and Safety Policy.
- Ensure the centre complies with the terms and requirements of the Town Trust grant including delivering outcomes, record keeping, reporting, etc.
- Undertake fundraising for the centre.
- Act as an effective team member, attend, and contribute to staff meetings.
- Carry out other duties as directed by the Centre Manager and the Board of Trustees
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Commitment to the Charitys ethos, values and standards.
- Demonstrable knowledge of the Arts, Heritage or Tourism sectors.
- Experience of working with the public, preferably in a customer service role
- Ability to work effectively and build relationships with a wide range of people Ability to work independently and as part of a team A creative and sharp eye for detail.
- Curatorial and archival experience.
- A good degree in a relevant field.
- Experience in a supervisory role
- Experience of working with Volunteers
- Experience of working within a cultural organisation
Hours and Days and Availability
16 Hours per week, hours to be confirmed with the Project Manager. Post may include some evening and weekend hours as required.
Supervisions are likely to take place on Mondays.
Start Date – To be confirmed
Deadline for applications: Thursday 22nd January 2015 5pm
Interviews: Week Commencing 2nd February 2015