Job available: Heritage Project Officer

Salary £20,000 pro rata for 3 days a week. 18 month contract

  • Can you inspire young people into action?
  • Do you want to be part of a small dedicated team who use story to create positive social change?
  • Can you reframe heritage to excite and engage new audiences?

Settle Stories is an arts & heritage charity with a mission to change your world through story. We collaborate with communities and artists to create transformative experiences that ignite curiosity and reimagine storytelling. We do this through year round events including a Learning Programme and the flagship Settle Stories Festival.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Funds Young Roots Programme, Settle Stories is looking to recruit a part time (3 days a week) Heritage Project Officer who will engage young people (11-25) in their local heritage heritage through the ‘Portrait of Stories -Tom Faulkner' project. This is a fixed 18 month project.

Tom Faulkner was a well-loved local Settle photographer and bus inspector for the Pennine Buses. He knew everyone in the local area. His photography documents the lives of ordinary people in Settle and special events. Tom’s work is the only detailed photographic record of the Settle Pageant in 1953.

‘Portrait of Stories -Tom Faulkner' is an oral history and research project. We are recruiting a Heritage Project Officer to work with young people and digitise, research and explore his photographs. Activities will include training and workshops, exhibitions talks and events, podcasts and publications to bring this work to life in new and exciting ways

The project outputs will make a significant contribution to the Settle Stories Festival in April 2020 and the Heritage Project Officer will become a key member of the Festival Team.

Settle Stories is committed to diversity in all of our work. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants. Unfortunately, our office is not wheelchair accessible.

Deadline for submission of applications: Wed 2nd January 2019

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 8th January 2019

For a full Job Description and information on how to apply please email:

This post is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

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