|Job title Securing the Future of Black British History: Heritage Learning Resources Creator
Salary £350 per day (7.5 hours)
Contract We are looking for someone to work either full time for 6 weeks or part-time and flexible hours, but the project must be completed within 4 months.
Reports Learning and Engagement Manager
Inspired by Pan-African civil rights leader Queen Mother Moore, our founders established Black Cultural Archives in 1981 with a mission to create Britain’s first museum dedicated to representing the culture on history of Black people in Britain. Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is the home of Black British History, a library, archive, gallery, and unique learning and engagement programme. Our collections span almost 2000 years: from African-descent Roman Emperor in Britain Septimius Severus’ coin to our modern archives of Black British culture we collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean Descent. With contemporaneous and new oral testimonies including the Windrush Generation, and objects that illustrate our diaspora culture, we inspire individuals, communities and society.
This project, ‘Securing the Future of Black British History’, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
- Strengthens governance and financial administration to provide stability and consistency, including training for staff and trustees.
- Conducts audience research so that we can see where to improve and grow our audiences
- Embeds ways to manage relationships with our networks and supporters for better fundraising
- Creates a stable set of resources for learning and engagement that will support income generation in line with our mission.
As part of this strategic resilience project BCA wishes to commission a consultant or short term hire to review our current set of learning programme resources with a view to
- Create a stable set of resources that can be hired out as packages for corporates, schools and other groups
- Enhance the existing learning programme and resources
- Provide recommendations for further sets of packages of learning programme resources.
Purpose of the work
The aim of this work is to provide BCA with a new and sustainable income stream from our established heritage learning programme.
1. Assist the learning manager to complete a review of BCA’s current learning programme
2. Identify, develop and create resources that can be offered as packages for external hire
3. Engage and develop a network of collaborative relationships and partnerships with a range of stakeholders including young people, teachers, schools, corporates and providers of further education.
4. Identify and create a sustainable workflow to market and administer the hiring out of the packages
5. Make recommendations for further development of resources in this model.
As well as the identified learning resource packages and associated outputs as described above BCA will require a written report on the work undertaken. The report must be clear, manageable and user-friendly. The report will be shared with all staff and board at BCA and with the funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Copyright for the report should be assigned to BCA for the sole purpose of contributing to the marketing and audience development work and for use in funding applications. Any other use will be subject to negotiation with the consultant.
Experience and knowledge
- Educated to degree level
- Experience in creating learning resources for a variety of audiences
- Experience of communicating effectively, producing high-level reports
- Demonstrable knowledge of the UK school education system and curricular requirements/objectives.
- Previous experience as a teacher
- Experience in leading and facilitating workshops and presentations
- Existing network of stakeholders including young people, teachers, schools, corporates
- Able to produce well-presented and professional documents to tight deadlines
- Able to produce attractive resources appropriate for different audiences
- Strong organisational and administrative skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator
- Enthusiasm and motivation, with the ability to use own initiative, take responsibility for tasks, complete them efficiently and develop new and unique ideas
- Demonstrable commitment to accessibility
- Ability to manage a varied workload with multiple priorities and deadlines
- Ability to motivate and to work collaboratively, flexibly and in partnership with others
- Ability to work remotely
- Interest in the work of BCA: preserving and promoting the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain and an enthusiasm for educating others.
|If you are talented, passionate about our work and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to share the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent please apply using the online system, with a covering letter, explaining how you meet the person specification a CV no longer than 2 pages, and the diversity data monitoring form.
We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please let us know.