Writer / story builder, National Museums Liverpool

Writer / story builder, National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool

Terracotta Warriors ‘TRUE COLOURS’ Education programme

Writer / Story-builder

Expressions of interest are invited for the following contract to be submitted by noon on 1 August.

A writer / story-builder is required to write a script for an animated story performance involving interaction with school children and performed by actors. It will be inspired by an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors at World Museum in 2018.

The project represents an outstanding opportunity to create an educational experience for young people. The exhibition of Terracotta Warriors in Liverpool will be the first time in 30 years that the spectacular Class 1 National Cultural Treasures will be displayed in a UK museum outside London.

The animated story will be written in two versions a) for Key Stage 1 students (ages 5-7) and b) for Key Stage 2 students (ages 7-11). The performance will take full advantage of a specially designed spectacle/backdrop.

Attendance is required at creative development days on 7 & 12 September.

The animated story, which will involve ‘time-travel’, have a basis of historical accuracy yet be fictional, inspire wonder, and transport children in time/place. The performance will be 30-35 minutes long and accommodate 35 children plus 5-10 adult helpers.

A creative and resourceful team player is required who, can deliver to deadline, work collaboratively, is an excellent communicator, able to taken on others’ views and share their own.

The contractor will work in a team to ensure all programme elements form a seamless whole. The project is well resourced for an ambitious programme.

The project starts on 1 September: a finished script is required on 30 November with adjustments needed during rehearsal period. A large part of the contract will be completed by 28 February. The writer is also required to respond to evaluation at three agreed points during programme delivery (Feb-Oct 2018) to make the required changes.

Email expressions of interest to jon.marrow@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk sending an outline a) of your relevant experience and b) of how you would approach the contract. Interviews on 31 August. Full project details at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/truecolours.

Fee  £3,000