Current Opportunities 

Project Officer, Casting the Net                          

Closing Date: April 3rd, 5pm

 

 

About the Project:

Casting the Net is a partnership project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which aims to celebrate the achievements and stories from the Ring Net fishery, concentrated in the west of Scotland, alongside the fishermen, families and communities involved in this industry. The project will collect oral histories from individuals related to the fishing industry, and explore and promote this through:

  • the acquisition of a new mobile, community hub

  • launch of a new public digital platform to share stories and images

  • a public engagement programme with an artist in residence

  • a touring exhibition of the ringnet related artworks and artefacts

 

 

About the Role:

The Project Officer will coordinate and manage the Casting the Net project across the Clyde, primarily in Tarbert, Argyll & Bute. He/she will work closely with Clyde Fishermen’s Association and alongside the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.

 

Key Deliverables:

  • Recruit and manage volunteers to assist with oral histories, exhibition installation and invigilation and bus renovation (around 15 volunteers)

  • Recruit and co-ordinate contractors for the project i.e. videographer, website developer, artist in residence and bus driver

  • Arrange and participate in Oral History training for staff and volunteers

  • Deliver training for volunteers on sensitivity and confidentiality

  • Participate in an away day for staff and volunteers at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

  • Co-ordinate the purchase and renovation of a bus to be used as a community hub and mobile exhibition space

  • Deliver 20 oral history interviews and the accompanying transcripts

  • Manage a budget for materials and volunteer expenses and work with the CFA Administrator on processing payments/invoices

  • Participate in regular co-ordination meetings on the progress of the project

  • Work with SFM on processes for collecting artefacts donated through the project

  • Ensure all project activities and deliverables run to schedule

  • Co-ordinate outreach learning activities with the Artist in Residence and Tarbert Academy

  • Co-ordinate and deliver a symposium and exhibition launch on the completion of the project in Tarbert

  • Manage and organise the touring exhibition in Scotland

  • Organise hand over of objects and documents for permanent use at Scottish Fisheries Museum

  • Complete HLF project evaluation

 

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level or demonstrable equivalent 

  • Knowledge of the Scottish fishing industry

  • Knowledge of museum practices

  • Previous experience working with oral histories and an understanding of the legal agreements and ethical issues related to this

  • Willingness to work on location with some travel

  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, Word, Excel and Access

  • Minimum two years project management experience

  • Ability to work from own initiative and with minimum supervision

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Awareness of health and safety issues

  • Experience of managing volunteers

  • Understanding of confidentiality

  • Committed to anti-discriminatory practices

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating projects

  • Demonstrable enthusiasm and understanding of the project and its aims

  • Experience in the use of social media for promotion and marketing

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working on an HLF funded project

  • Able to interact knowledgably with fishing communities

  • Experience working in the Cultural Sector

  • Experience organising and running an exhibition

  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to own transport

 

How to Apply:

Please send a covering letter detailing:

  • full costs, excluding travel, to fulfill the above deliverables

  • your experience, with reference to the person specification

Alongside a copy of your CV.

Contract Period: March/April 2017 – December 2018

 

 

 

Completed applications and enquiries please contact:

Lauren Bryden:  l.bryden@clydefish.com

Website Developer, Casting the Net                   Closing Date: April 3rd, 5pm

 

 

About the Project:

Casting the Net is a partnership project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which aims to celebrate the achievements and stories from the Ring Net fishery, concentrated in the west of Scotland, alongside the fishermen, families and communities involved in this industry. The project will collect oral histories from individuals related to the fishing industry, and explore and promote this through:

  • the acquisition of a new mobile, community hub

  • launch of a new public digital platform to share stories and images

  • a public engagement programme with an artist in residence

  • a touring exhibition of the ringnet related artworks and artefacts

 

 

About the Services Required:

The Website Developer will work with the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Project Officer in creating a stand alone website for the partnership project Casting the Net. He/she will develop and design a website to:

  • Hold photographs and stories generated by a series of oral histories, to be uploaded by project staff

  • Hold photographs and stories uploaded by the general public (and include permissions form for use of information)

  • Provide a ‘search’ function (based on criteria still to be developed) for staff and website visitors to use

The techniques used (coding, database, CMS, security etc.) should be chosen to be easy to maintain and to have a long useful life before further updating is required. The chosen contractor must be able to advise on the appropriate choice of techniques and, in particularly, the security aspects. They will work closely with staff at SFM in the handover of the website, including training, to ensure that the website has longevity and a sustained digital life.

Skills & Experience:

  • Qualification in web development, web design or equivalent

  • Familiarity with common operating systems and servers, databases and web programming, networking and security

  • Experience of training staff and volunteers in using new systems

  • An understanding of web development standards

  • A good appreciation of design, graphics, usability and interactivity 

  • Project management skills

  • An ability to work with minimum supervision

 

How to Apply:

Contract start May/June 2017

Please send submissions of interest alongside full costings to

Lauren Bryden:  l.bryden@clydefish.com

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