Oral History Specialist (Alnwick)


We are seeking a freelance oral history specialist to support the delivery of the ‘Out of Town’ Museum project. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded contract worth up to £20,000 which will start in February 2019 and run until the end of the OOT project in June 2022.

The role will include:

  • Providing oral history training to volunteers
  • Supporting volunteers to collect and record oral histories
  • Reviewing all oral history records and preparing them for archive within the Northumberland Archive held at Woodhorn Museum
  • Updating the OOT website and uploading information and oral history

Submissions should include the applicant’s cv, a methodology and scope for the work, timetable for delivery and likely project outputs. The fee proposal to include a time-based fee and expenses.

Further details available from www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

Applications should be addressed to ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

Closing date for submissions: Noon on Monday 21st January 2019

Post Duration: Three and a half years 
Post Hours: Variable per week

Salary:£20k over lifetime of project (approx £6k pa)

Oral Historian for the Stanmer Restoration Project (Brighton & Hove )


Stanmer Park Restoration Project – Oral History Project
Brighton & Hove City Council

Tenders are invited from an inspiring individual to work as a Freelance Oral Historian to help to deliver a participatory, heritage focused, oral history and memory collection project which includes creative, interpretative outputs using the oral history for the Stanmer Park Restoration Project.

With funding and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with other stakeholders we are engaged in a programme of restoration of Stanmer Park.

The oral historian will collect oral histories and memories from a wide range of people. The oral historian will then support project participants, project staff and stakeholders to use these memories to contribute to the development of interpretive outputs, including tours, exhibition and heritage activities and events.

It will be important for the appointee to work flexibly over the lifetime of the Oral History project and to respond to external deadlines, as these may change.

The Budget for £12,000.00 has been allocated for this role.

If you are interested in this project please email stella.richardson@brighton-hove.gov.uk for a copy of the tender or call 01273 292217.

Closing date for tenders: 28th January 2019