Project Leader Role for ‘Hidden Figures of Plymouth’ project
WonderZoo is recruiting a Project Leader for the Hidden Figures of Plymouth project, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The role will be 24 months in duration, starting from February 2023. The project aims to highlight historical and current day figures that come from global majority or marginalised backgrounds with links to Plymouth.
Our objectives for the project are:
-To build the project to be a platform for education, engaging students and the general public in learning about Plymouth’s hidden historical and current day figures from global majority or marginalised backgrounds.
-Engage both global majority and white audiences and work within the community of Plymouth.
-Forge links with relevant local organisations, such as schools, colleges, universities, community groups and historical societies.
-Develop a website, social media, Press Relationships and PR
-To Produce alongside the Administration Assistant 2 Exhibitions, 12 workshops, 12 school/university talks, 12 talks at community events, 6 information tables at festivals, and 12 history walks over 2 years.
-Contact prominent figures from the global majority community of Plymouth in Arts, Culture, Business, Sport, Politics and Community to arrange interviews, with the aim of conducting 40 oral history interviews over 2 years, 20 minutes long, with each of these prominent figures.
-Create Flyers and posters, and support the project with social media posts.
-To produce alongside the Administration Assistant a printed booklet about the Hidden Figures of Plymouth, including writing, photos, scanned newspaper clippings, and other historical material.
- To help produce alongside the Administration Assistant Work on creating a permanent pressure group over the two year period, to be started after the 2 year project is completed.
Qualities and experience required for the role:
-Passion for highlighting the achievements of people from global majority or marginalised backgrounds
-Work to the project aims and objectives, according to the Project Plan
-Supportive, friendly attitude and good communication with Admin assistant and project Supervisor.
-To check and respond regularly to e-mails and other messages from website/social media but admin will lead on this.
-IT and digitally literate use of email and social media
-Understanding of the ethos of WonderZoo
-Arranging needs for workshops and exhibitions
-Creating timely publicity and advertising for events
-Help to create the steering group for the project, arrange meetings.
-Attend and speak at all monthly steering group meetings.
-Complete racial equality training with Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council
-Before entering schools, complete DBS check.
-Effective decision making skills.
-Prior experience in Project Management, writing, and public speaking.
-Experience of working with other organisations and the community.
-Be able to work with the community and have the trust of the community.
-Creating social media posts with text, images, or film footage. Admin can also create these.
To help Produce alongside the Administration Assistant a printed booklet about the Hidden Figures of Plymouth, including writing, photos, scanned newspaper clippings, and other historical material.
-Submit progress reports
-Good time keeping
-Be able to deal with problems
-To keep a recorded account of everything
-Good people skills
-Good listening skills
-Familiar with Plymouth
-Communicate regularly with one another
-Attend all meetings with the Supervisor
Project Leader Wages
Project Work: 16 hours/week @ £20/hr = £320/week = £16,640/ year
History walks: 2 hours @ £20/hr, 6 per year = £240/year
Monthly Talks at schools or other venues = £20/hr for 3 hours, 12 per year = £720/year
Workshops leader = 2 hours @ £20/hr, 6 per year = £240/year
Total annual payment = £17,840
How to apply
Applications for posts are to be received by noon on 23rd January 2023, with interviews in the final week of January 2023. Notification of the successful applicant will be the first week of February, with immediate start.
Please send a brief letter of application with a CV, including details of 2 referees, to email@example.com. Or by letter to: WonderZoo CIC, The Plot, 80-84 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3EZ.