Heritage Project Officer

Applications are open for a part-time fixed term Heritage Project Officer. The post is part of a National Lottery Heritage funded project – Fifty Years of Middle Street Resource Centre: the Hidden Heritage of Wellbeing in the Community – led by Dr Verusca Calabria within the Social Work, Care and Community department in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, undertaken in partnership with Middle Street Resource Centre in Beeston.

In 2022 it will be the fiftieth anniversary of Middle Street Resource Centre (MSRC), a day centre with a long history of providing much needed rehabilitative psycho-social support for people with mental ill health who have been socially excluded from society. The project will research, document and showcase the rich hidden history of MSRC. The project aims to capture this heritage through oral histories and inclusive art-based methods to explore the personal and collective memories of the people who have run and supported the centre and of those who have benefited from its existence. Volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, including young people, will be trained in oral history, curatorial and archival skills, digital photography, poetry writing and performance and crafts, as vehicles to explore the legacy of the centre. The resulting heritage assets will inform the coproduction of a booklet to celebrate the Centre’s legacy, and an accessible immersive multimedia exhibition that will tour to various venues, including the Lab at Nottingham Castle and Central Library. At the end of the project, all outputs will be deposited as an archive collection at Nottinghamshire Archives. The oral histories and related life stories collected through a range of inclusive arts-based methods will be preserved at the Nottinghamshire Archives as a permanent public resource for future generations. The project will be supported by a diverse group of stakeholders including people with lived experience of mental illness, current and retired staff, volunteers and local residents, as well as community and heritage organisations.

For application details please go to: https://vacancies.ntu.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10959

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Dr Verusca Calabria, Early Career Research Fellow, email: verusca.calabria@ntu.ac.uk

Post location: Home and Nottingham Trent University (City campus)
Post Duration: 18 months
Hours per week: 18.75
Salary (per year): £28,756 pro-rata
Application Closing Date: 15 July 2022

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