Stories from the Sea will use Hartlepool’s unique maritime and world cultures collections to work with underrepresented groups and audiences to draw out hidden queer and colonial stories, rebalancing its museological narratives and handing over power to communities. Through participatory practice, including co-creation methods, the post-holder will proactively support groups to access the project, empowering them to tell their own stories through collections.
The post-holder will…
- work with our maritime, social and world cultures collections.
- deliver the community and participation programme for the project, enabling community participants to identify new narratives and stories for Hartlepool Borough Council’s redeveloped Museum of Hartlepool.
- deliver the public programme for the project including events, exhibitions and pop-ups in both museum and non-museum spaces.
- work closely with key stakeholders including HartGables and North East Migration Group to deliver the project.
Supported by colleagues across the EFCF network and Tees Valley Museum Group network, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop expertise in co-creation methods, decolonisation and queering museum practice.
Hartlepool Borough Council welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and recognises that formal qualifications requirements on person specifications can disadvantage candidates. For this role, research skills and knowledge of archaeology, history or anthropology subject disciplines are required. To this end the council includes a non-exhaustive list of how this requirement could be demonstrated within an application:
- Formal report writing
- Delivery of research projects
Hartlepool Borough Council welcomes applications from candidates looking for flexible or part time working. This role is eligible for hybrid working. Some weekend and evening work will be required to engage with the public and community participants.