Freelance Oral Historian

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Freelance Oral Historian to lead on our ‘Performance Memories’ oral history project, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The role of the freelance Oral Historian is to deliver an exciting participatory, heritage focused, oral history project that explores the rich performance history of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival. Working with staff and volunteers, you will lead the oral history project and support the creation of edited highlights for online display and audio tours.

You will be responsible for providing training in collecting and archiving oral histories to the recruited project team of volunteers and staff, developing the scope of the project brief, identifying potential interviewees, co-coordinating the interviews, archiving of the oral histories, producing edited extracts for an online display and audio tours, and provide support for the volunteers in creating these outputs.

You will have proven experience in collecting and using oral history in a wide range of interpretative uses, preferably performance and historic buildings. Experience in providing training and advice in collecting best practice. Previous experience of working with volunteers on oral history projects will be essential. Ideally the contract will begin October 2019

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All applications must be sent to responding to the essential criteria and a short proposal for delivering the brief.

Closing date for applications: 4th September 2019

Interviews will be held: 12th-16th September 2019

Our preferred format for receiving applications is in Microsoft Word. For Equal Opportunities reasons, CV’s will not be accepted. Only completed application forms will be considered for this opportunity.

Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd is a registered charity and pursues a policy of equal opportunities. Brighton Dome & Festival values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds and all parts of the community, particularly people from ethnic minorities who are currently under-represented. All applications are judged on merit.