By commissioning a piece of public art, the Facing the Past project in Lancaster aims to reflect, reveal and redress omissions in our collective memory of the role the city played in the transatlantic slave trade and of the enslaved people who came through.
The project, which has been conceived and is led by the Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group (hosted by Lancaster Priory), is already underway, with research and development, arts and creative learning workshops, public consultation and fundraising being delivered by the Priory Church working in partnership with the Judges’ Lodgings, Lancaster Black History group and others.
The Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group are now looking to recruit a freelance Project Manager, initially for 15 days in Autumn 2021, to take Facing the Past to the next phase. It is expected that the role will be extended as new funds for the project come in.
The ideal candidate for the role should have experiences of developing similar projects, working with artists and stakeholders, and knowledge of fundraising. They will be working closely with the Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group on tasks such as developing new partnerships to support Facing the Past, researching potential artists and contributing to project evaluation.
Applications close: September 27, 2021
Interviews: September 30 and October 1, 2021
Project Delivery: October/November 2021
Members of Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group will assess all applications and invite shortlisted, applicants to an interview, likely to be conducted via zoom.
Fee: £3,750, inclusive of any VAT chargeable and any expenses. This fee is calculated as 15 days at £250 per day. The Project Manager role is freelance.
Work: May be delivered flexibly and remotely, although key meeting dates should be adhered to and some attendance in Lancaster would be desirable and beneficial.
For more information on the project and the project manager’s tasks, please download the full job description from the Lancaster Priory website.
To apply: Send a CV, including 2 referees and covering letter, outlining relevant experience and your interest in this role to [email protected]