Project Officer - Casting The Net

Clyde Fishermen's Association

Deadline: 03 April 2017 at 17:00

April/May 2017 - December 2018

Casting the Net is a partnership project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which aims to celebrate the achievements and stories from the Ring Net fishery, concentrated in the west of Scotland, alongside the fishermen, families and communities involved in this industry. The project will collect oral histories from individuals related to the fishing industry, and explore this through:

- acquisition of a new mobile community hub
- launch of a public digital platform to share stories and images
- public engagement programme with an artist in residence
- touring exhibition of the ringnet related artworks and artefacts

About the Role:
The Project Officer will coordinate and manage the Casting the Net project across the Clyde, primarily in Tarbert, Argyll & Bute. He/she will work closely with Clyde Fishermen’s Association and alongside the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Knowledge of Scottish fishing industry
- Knowledge of museum practices
- Previous experience working with oral histories and an understanding of the legal agreements and ethical issues related to this
- Willingness to work on location with some travel
- Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages
- Minimum two years project management experience
- Ability to work from own initiative and with minimum supervision
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Awareness of health and safety issues
- Experience of managing volunteers
- Understanding of confidentiality
- Committed to anti-discriminatory practices
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
- Experience of monitoring and evaluating projects
- Demonstrable enthusiasm and understanding of the project and its aims
- Experience in the use of social media for promotion and marketing

- Previous experience working on an HLF funded project
- Able to interact knowledgably with fishing communities
- Experience working in the Cultural Sector
- Experience organising and running an exhibition
- Full UK Driving Licence and access to own transport

To apply, please detail:
- full costs, excluding travel, to fulfill deliverables
- your experience, with reference to the person specification, alongside a copy of your CV.

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Location: Argyll and Bute, Glasgow City

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The deadline is Monday 03 April 2017 at 17:00.

Audience Development / Crafts / Design / Education / Scots / Traditional Arts / Visual Arts / Young People (aged 0 to 25)