Bucks Heroes Programme Manager, Bucks County Museum

Reference No.N/A Location:Aylesbury, Bucks Salary:£25, 975 Benefits:Pension 5% contributions https://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/about-the-museum/vacancies/ Main duties:
  • To act as Programme/Project Manager for the Bucks Heroes project ensuring delivery of the project outputs and outcomes on time and within the agreed timescales and budgets
  • To build and lead on the project Activity Plan – shaping and delivering an exciting and innovative programme to discover and celebrate Bucks Heroes, whilst also managing appropriate resources and working with staff, volunteers and communities
  • To collect 100 stories and 100 objects from communities and individuals on the theme of everyday heroes that enhance the story we tell of Bucks and its people
  • To work with people from different backgrounds to weave together stories, shape narratives and draw out the unusual/astounding to co-create an innovative programme of creative engagement and interpretation for the new galleries inspired by these stories and objects
  • To work closely with key staff at Bucks Museum: Social History Curator, Creative Learning and Engagement Manager and Community Outreach Officer to develop the programme and deliver the outcomes
  • To work closely with staff to plan and deliver our new flexible visitor space for schools, communities and families and design and deliver self-guided activities for the flexible learning space based on community objects and stories
  • To plan and deliver Bucks Heroes exhibition in Year 3 of the project co-created with the local community
  • To work with Omnes Interactive IT company to deliver an App sharing Bucks Hero stories and objects created by young people, and to promote the App widely
  • To recruit, manage and arrange training for new volunteers particularly from local communities to engage with delivery of the project activities and to sustain the project beyond the completion date
  • To agree and deliver training for staff and volunteers necessary to deliver the project
  • Work with Marketing Officer to promote project activities and facilitate digital engagement with Bucks Hero stories
  • Implement the evaluation plans for the project working with consultant and other staff as necessary record delivery, and a range of relevant data through a variety of methods
  • Provide regular quarterly reports and updates for National Lottery Heritage Fund as needed, facilitating Grants Officer monitoring visits and submitting quarterly claims for the grant
  • To manage the project budget efficiently to ensure cost effectiveness and adherence to the Museum and National Lottery Heritage Fund Procurement Policies
  • Share lessons learnt with other museum professionals through networks and via the Museum Development Officer for this region
Interview date:02/02/2021 Closing date:27/01/2021 Job Description:

At Bucks County Museum, we are creating new galleries that represent our local people and landscapes, which will tell the stories of communities then and now using our collections.  We have secured National Lottery Heritage Fund investment over 3 years to deliver a project celebrating Bucks Heroes, which will enhance the content of, and provide animation for, our new Bucks People gallery.  ‘Bucks Heroes’ will collate, curate and share representative, and often hidden, content from a broad range of community groups and individuals, enhancing our collections and the stories we tell.  This project will co-create and deliver innovative interpretation and events to animate the new galleries on the theme of ‘everyday heroes’. Through Bucks Heroes we aim to collect, include and celebrate hidden stories of extraordinary deeds from across our communities in different ways, linking to our collective heritage and story of the county.  The project also includes the creation of a flexible learning space and resources situated next to the new galleries to support schools, communities and visitor programmes.

We are seeking a Programme Manager who can work with people from different backgrounds to weave together stories, shape narratives, draw out the unusual or astounding and celebrate everyday heroes through a range of interpretation methods and events.  Delivery will include new displays and a temporary exhibition alongside a programme of events, performance, learning activities, creative and digital interpretation and engagement co-created with staff, volunteers and communities.  We aim to collect 100 new stories and 100 new objects over the course of Bucks Heroes, and require a Programme Manager capable of finding engaging, intriguing and inspiring ways to share and celebrate these discoveries with the public.

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