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Job vacancy – Bucks Heroes Project Coordinator at Bucks County Museum
Job title: Bucks Heroes Project Coordinator
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week – flexible working required including weekends and evenings as necessary for community events and occasions
Fixed Term Contract: Jan 2021- September 2023 (2 years, 9 months)
Funder: National Lottery Heritage Fund
Closing date: 9am Thursday 26 November 2020
Bucks County Museum is planning to create new displays that represent our local people and landscapes, including the stories of communities then and now. We have secured National Lottery Heritage Fund investment over 3 years to deliver a project celebrating Bucks Heroes and the project has now received permission to start from 16 October 2020. Feeding into our larger gallery re-development programme, Bucks Heroes will collate and curate representative content, enhancing our collections and the stories we tell.
Through Bucks Heroes we aim to collect, include and celebrate hidden stories of extraordinary deeds from across our communities. Working with under-served communities across Bucks, we will find and share hidden and under-represented stories about ordinary individuals, our everyday ‘heroes’, who have done extraordinary things, and their contribution to the wider history of Bucks. These stories will be told through new displays, events and on gallery, in person interpretation, family and adult activities, digital interpretation and an exhibition. The content collected through this project will help ensure that the redevelopment of our permanent galleries is more representative; telling an inclusive story of Bucks and our communities, which will transform the Museum offer. The project will deliver a programme of engagement designed to empower community groups to take part in our project, share their stories and enrich our Museum, with the aim of building sustained relationships and ongoing community co-production for future Museum services and programmes.
Closing date for applications Thursday 26 November at 9 am.
Interviews to be held on Wednesday 3 December – interviews are likely to be held on zoom but may be on site at the Museum, depending on the regional situation and government rules at that time.
Send your completed application form to the museum Director on firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications by email only, no postal applications will be accepted.