Port Stories Project Coordinator, The Dukes

Port Stories Project Coordinator, The Dukes

  • 9th August 2016
  • North West
  • Part time
  • Paid (£30k-40k pro rata)
  • interdisciplinary arts, museums,theatre, Other, digital story-telling and oral history recording
  • Jacqui Wilson jwilson@dukes-lancaster.org

The Dukes, Lancashire Museums Service and the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University are seeking an experienced Project Coordinator to lead on the delivery of a new initiative this autumn, Port Stories, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

A fixed fee of £6K for 40 days work

The role will lead on the delivery of the project; coordinating all activities in liaison with museums, archive, HE and other partners; supporting volunteers and ensuring engagement in the project; supporting the creative and digital teams and the event partner, First Fridays.  We are looking for an effective communicator with proven ability to manage projects with multiple different elements to a deadline and on budget.

Port Stories seeks to interpret Lancaster’s heritage as a port and bring it to life for the current generation of Lancastrians through dramatic performance and locative audio that will form part of the monthly First Fridays festival in October, November and December this year. Alongside professional historians, the project will recruit ten community historians, some from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds, to provide archival research and supporting interpretation. Historic stories of those who made their livelihood connected to Lancaster’s maritime past will be contrasted with accounts of more recent arrivals through digital story-telling and oral history recording.

For full details and application pack: info@dukes-lancaster.org, tel. 01524 598506 or download from Dukes website: www.dukes-lancaster.org/about-us/work-with-us

Closing date for completed application forms: 5pm Tuesday 9th August

Interviews: Thursday 11th August

The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE