Heritage Collection Officer

Heritage Collection Officer
Employer: Hatters' Heritage
Salary: £9,000 Freelance fee ( P/t 15 hours per week.)
Location: Luton

Hatters’ Heritage is seeking to appoint a freelance Heritage Collections Officer to lead the development and delivery of collection policies activities as part of an exciting new Heritage Lottery Fund project about the history of Luton Town Football Club.

The successful candidate will lead the delivery of a range of collection focused community activities. These activities will enable local communities to participate in the volunteer collection and digitisation activities of the project. The role holder will also support the project to meet its milestones and deliver the required outcomes to time and budget.
In particular, you will co-ordinate and deliver:

a scoping programme that researches the existing collections related to the history of the football club
the development of industry- standard policies and procedures for archiving, collection management and digitisation.
design and co- ordinate a volunteer led training programme in collection and digitisation.
encourage local communities, groups, and individuals to become actively involved in and investigate the heritage.

Luton Town Football Club was founded in the 19th century (1885). With over one hundred and thirty years of continuous delivery it’s by far the best example of living history in the local community, regularly attracting more people on to its premises than any other local organisations of comparable age. The club’s heritage is one of the most important historical, cultural, and community aspects of a local area encompassing more than 210,000 people.
The project will directly work in partnership with local communities across Luton to enable people to learn about the sporting history of the town, creating a website based digitisation programme that enables people to learn, share their own heritage objects and memories online, and enhance the collection and archive process for future development.

You will need good experience of delivering heritage activities to community audiences, an innovative approach to delivering history in new ways, excellent people management skills, demonstrable ability to work on volunteer training, collection management & digitisation, and experience of a time limited project and an ability to work across different activities simultaneously.

Application Process
Please send your CV and a covering letter to david@nhscic.org.
In your covering letter you should set out how you would approach this heritage activity.
Closing date for applications 21 February 2018
Interviews week commencing 4 March 2018

Freelance fee
Fee up to up to £9,000 per annum. Please note this is a freelance position and the individual will be responsible for all tax, national insurance and other costs on a self employed basis.

The post is available from on a part- time ( 15 hours per week) basis for a fixed term period of up to one year. Some evening and weekend work will be required depending on activity delivery.

Applicants should be aware that this post will be based within the Luton area and could involve working from other locations. This will be discussed at interview.

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