HERITAGE PROJECT MANAGER
Established in 2011, Inspirate is a diverse-led organisation that has produced a plethora of arts festivals and events, delivering culturally dynamic experiences to audiences from across the country. We connect people from all walks of life with inspiring creative experiences - our aim is to ambitiously pioneer a new and inclusive approach to culture, where the ‘door is open to all'.
Our organisation is driven by 3 principles that are at the core of our decision-making, ways of working and define what always should be the Inspirate experience:
We believe in the ability that the arts has to connect to people. These connections are the glue that drives culture forward. We connect with our audience through our lived experience.
Culture is not stagnant. New approaches and new voices are always relevant in our work. We work with our artists, partners and audiences to innovate inspiring creative experiences.
We will never have reached enough people. We are relentlessly ambitious about the impact our work can achieve. We will always punch above what is expected of us and remain approachable to all.
About Where is Home?
2022 is a momentous year for South Asian heritage and culture, marking the 75th anniversary of partition & independence, as well as the 50th anniversary of Asian Ugandan migration. Both of these globally significant events have shaped modern Britain and we are planning to tell this story through a cutting-edge installation as part of our Heritage Lottery funded project, Where is Home?
Our exhibition will map the global story of Indian migration to the UK, depicting heritage from the 1800s to the present day. The projection-based installation will encompass a narrative of films, animation, interviews, archive materials and info graphics through an interactive timeline. We will begin our story during the abolishment of slavery and start of indentured South Asian labourers (1830s) and continue with major milestones in; 1949 (partition), 1972 (East Africa story) and 2022 (modern Britain) to explore the impact of mass migration of the South Asian diaspora to the UK.
We are planning to tour the installation to galleries and museums across the country. So far, we are working with Manchester Museum, Whitworth Gallery, Midlands Arts Centre, Samapd, Migration Museum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Black Country Touring and Leicester Museums. We are also presenting an online open source version of the installation, which will be accessible to communities from all over the world. Our previous online project engaged people from over 90 countries and we are looking to strengthen our international reach in 2022.
Role: Heritage Project Manager
Contract: 12 months Freelance
Hours: 5 days per month (flexible working)
To apply please send a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining your experience and skills against the person specification for the role, and describing why you would like to be part of our team to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have specific questions about the role, please contact Sooree Pillay for an informal chat: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is: 11:59pm Sunday 26th September, 2021.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th September.