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Community Engagement Officer – Lowewood Museum
Hours: Part time
Term: Fixed term contract to 31 March 2025
Location: Lowewood Museum, Hertfordshire
Closing date: 12:00 pm 24 August 2022
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and experienced project officer with a track record of success to help deliver the Your Heritage, Your Museum project’; a three year project due to conclude in March 2025.
This is a part time post and is being offered on a fixed term contract to 31 March 2025, although with the possibility of extension. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and local partners through the Your Heritage – Your Museum project. Working closely with the Museum Project Manager you will have a pivotal role in implementing and delivering community outreach activity across the Borough that enables people to explore and celebrate their heritage.
Your Heritage, Your Museum
The Your Heritage, Your Museum project focuses on local heritage across the Borough, positioning the Museum as a community, cultural and heritage hub through a three -year programme of outreach activity that aims to engage the diverse range of communities from Waltham Cross in the south to Hoddesdon at the northern end of the Borough discovering and celebrating their local heritage. It will be taken forward through development of a series of locally generated exhibitions and pop -up events, virtual trails, way marking for example, from which we aim to recruit a team of ‘Community Curators’ to redefine the Museum galleries to tell local stories, past and present as a dynamic offering, replacing the dated static displays, with greater relevancy to today.
The Project outcomes are:
- To re-position Lowewood Museum, following a prolonged closure, as a community ‘owned’ Museum
- To develop Lowewood Museum to host community, cultural and heritage activities delivered by both the Trust and by local partners .e.g working with NHS social prescribers to deliver dementia cafes or to provide exhibition space for local artists.
- To engage local communities within the Borough in discovering their heritage, particularly marginalised younger people and socially isolated adults who have not traditionally used the museum.
- To support high street regeneration through occupancy of vacant shops with pop up displays and events.
The genesis here was a major consultative event held in late 2020 with local groups and stakeholders that identified a need for the Museum to become a proactive force in community regeneration, working in partnership with local organisations across the Borough.
This is a new beginning for Lowewood Museum with the active support of Broxbourne Borough Council and a newly established Trust Board that is keen to forge a new direction for the Museum.
An important additional outcome will be building organisational resilience through both the recruitment and development of volunteer teams and financial resilience through increased hirings and sponsorship.
HOW TO APPLY
For an information pack and job description please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 24 August 2022 addressed to David Dent, Chair of the Lowewood Museum Trust: email@example.com
Interviews will be held at Lowewood Museum in the week commencing 12 September 2022
We will acknowledge receipt of your application. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by Zoom or in person with the Selection Panel.