May 4, 2023
We are recruiting a new Heritage Participation Trainee to join our team.
We’re Recruiting: Heritage Participation Trainee
We’re recruiting a new Heritage Participation Trainee to join our team
As part of our ‘Through the Lens: Women Pioneers, Youth Social Action and Celebrating our Somali Community’ heritage project we are looking for a new team member. This project explores Oxford House’s diverse post-war history through the experiences of three local communities: women, young people, and the Somali community. Our archives will be a catalyst for open research, skills development, and unexpected artistic collaborations. We will:
– Make OH’s onsite archive publicly accessible. New research, archive open days, memory collection, heritage exhibition and a new festival; led by heritage professionals, trainees, and volunteers with public participation at its core.
– Reveal hidden stories of women at OH. Our early 1940’s women ‘settlers’ will inspire an exciting intergenerational takeover project, led by local girls, linking stories past and present.
– Reveal the untold stories of OH’s ground-breaking youth work. It will explore 1970s anti-fascism, youth subcultures, and working-class activism connecting local schools with contemporary discussions through films, local walking tours, takeover events, and artistic commissions.
– Platform Somali artists and makers through an innovative pop-up ‘Somali Arts Café linking our heritage past and present in partnership with this community.
– Transforming our gallery space into an improved flexible education and creative space for these projects and beyond.
The Heritage Participation Trainee role is an exciting entry level opportunity to develop skills in both planning and delivery of heritage and creative education activities. This is a practical role focused on ‘learning on the job’ and will require the postholder to work closely with internal teams and community stakeholders ranging from schools, local artists, community groups. As part of this 12-month part time placement, the candidate will receive mentoring opportunities and specialised training to support their future development and career progression once this project is completed
Email you CV
Cover Letter (no longer than 2 pages)
Diversity Monitoring Form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Thursday 25 May 2023
Interviews will be held wc 5 June 2023