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Community Engagement Officer

University of Birmingham - School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, College of Arts and Law

Location: Birmingham
Salary: see advert text.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th April 2021
Closes: 23rd May 2021
Job Ref: 97022

Full time/part time: Part time 60%FTE

Duration: Fixed term contract for up to 18 months, starting from 1st September 2021

Grade/band: Grade 6

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,511 to £30,046. With potential progression once in post to £33,797 a year. Due to funding restrictions maximum starting salary available for this post will be £27,511

Job Purpose

We are seeking to appoint a Community Engagement Worker to work on the AHRC-funded project: Post-Socialist Britain: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German and Polish Immigrants in the UK. The successful candidate will work on the project 3 days/week (0.6 FTE) for 18 months. The principal duties will be: the organisation and delivery of a series of community photography workshops in West Bromwich and Hyson Green over a period of twelve months; supporting the Project Team with the collection of data in the form of photographs, texts and recordings from the workshop; and support with the commissioning of an art exhibition based on these materials. The successful candidate will be an employee of the University of Birmingham and will work closely with project partners, Centrala.

Main Responsibilities

  • To design and deliver a series of community photography workshops in two locations (West Bromwich and Hyson Green);
  • To manage the logistical aspects of workshop delivery with the support of Centrala (including identifying and liaising with venues, ordering materials, co-ordinating participants);
  • To support with the advertisement of the photography workshops (particularly to German and Polish communities) and the recruitment and retention of participants;
  • To gather data from the workshops in the form of photographs, texts and recordings and curate these for use by the Artist in Residence;
  • To work closely with project partners Centrala, who will provide mentorship and administrative support;
  • To support with the delivery of a ‘Story Exchange’ at the end of the photography workshop series and assist UoB Creative Media in the creation of a short film documenting the event;
  • To liaise with the project team, university staff, outside agencies and members of community groups as required;

Person Specification 

  • BA and/or MA (or equivalent) in Photography, Fine Art, or a related subject
  • Experience of producing high-quality artistic outputs, preferably photography;
  • Experience of developing and delivering community-focused events and/or engagement activities;
  • Experience of working effectively with organisations, groups and individuals.
  • Experience of producing high-quality artistic outputs, preferably photography;
  • Experience of developing and delivering community-focused events and/or engagement activities;
  • Experience of working effectively with organisations, groups and individuals.
  • Ability to produce high-level artistic outputs, preferably photography;
  • Ability to enthuse participants and facilitate learning;
  • Ability to organise tasks, prioritise workloads, and meet required deadlines;

For informal inquiries please contact Prof Sara Jones via email S.Jones.1@bham.ac.uk 

Closing date: 8th April 2021                       

 To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233  Please quote Job Ref 97022 in all enquiries.

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