Community Engagement and Audience Development Co-ordinator, Museum of Carpet:
The Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster holds the UK's collection of carpets and is based in the home of carpet making. A 300 year old legacy of weaving and carpet making is in the town and we want to explore this bringing forward stories connected to the industry, its people and its history.
We would like to engage a temporary project co-ordinator to deliver a concentrated project that will strengthen its relationship with existing audiences and develop new audiences for the offer during 2016. This process will include work to better understand the barriers to engaging with the Museum and its offer; work to reach out to new audiences; and, the delivery of a new pilot project aimed at developing new audiences, partnerships and projects.
The project will give the Museum a better understanding of its audiences, their priorities, allowing the Museum to better understand where audiences come from, enabling the Museum to respond effectively to tourism priorities in the local area and to work in partnership with other local organisations from a knowledge base. It will also give the Museum a focus for audience development and extended income generation potential.
More details are available on the Musuem's website: http:/museumofcarpet/support-us/work-with-us
Curatorial Consultant, Museum of Carpet:
The Curatorial Consultant will be part of a project team responsible for creating a sustainable and economic Museum and tourist attraction which reinforces its position as a collection of National Importance.
The project will refurbish some of the Museum displays allowing for the re-interpretation of aspects of the collections in particular bringing forward the links to art and design and creativity and through the careful display of carpet samples currently stored offsite. The project aims to link the objects and artefacts on display to the collections and bring this out in all aspects of the delivery of the offer.
This will provide an environment in which visitors can learn about the town and its relationship to carpet, its social history exploring the magnates and its workers, as well as demonstrating the manufacturing processes which in turn gives rise to exploring the skills of designers and craftsmen. This project aims to: provide opportunities for involvement and lifelong learning; widen the Museum's appeal and its audience base and maximise the efficiency and delivery of the offer to visitors. It will also dovetail into ongoing work to widen its economic sustainability and its commercial operation.
A key objective is to secure Accreditation for the Musuem and its collection of carpet and carpet related objects helping to secure national recognistion for the Museum.
Apprentice Scenic Carpenter Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Company:
To work as directed by a Senior Carpenter or Deputy in the manufacture and installation of scenery and other projects.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: With appropriate and competently trained supervision, to carry out the preparation, construction and finishing of scenery and other items in accordance with the correct procedures and RSC policy.
Learning Provider: Creative Alliance
Weekly wage: Â£280.00
Working week: 40hrs. Mon – Fri. 8am – 5pm.
Closing date: 18th March 2016
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