Understanding Rural Networks – Freelance project opportunity

The Rural Museums Network (RMN) is delighted to have been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Subject Specialist Network Fund to deliver the ‘Understanding Rural Networks’ project.

RMN is seeking to engage a freelance worker to help deliver a programme of regional-wide events that help non-specialist curators and general managers of heritage sites looking after rural and agricultural collections to develop, maintain and share expertise associated with these specialist collections, and also to celebrate their contribution to public engagement, education and enjoyment by providing ways of interpreting these collections more effectively through better use of objects and more engaging story-telling.

The ideal candidate will have experience in planning, administering and delivering events and activities, have experience of working in the cultural or heritage sector, and should be experienced in evaluating projects and writing reports.


Project Support Worker,  Rural Museums Network

Job Type: Contract

Contract Type: Freelance, 20 days (maximum)

Fee: £4,000 (maximum)

Project timeline: April 2019 – March 2020


  • To organise 10 regional events.  This will include:
    • Booking venues
    • managing catering arrangements
    • booking speakers and facilitators
    • marketing events
    • administering a travel bursary scheme
    • ensuring necessary resources are available at venues
  • To provide information on where collections, knowledge and expertise can be found.
  • To produce a draft report on location of collections and collections expertise
  • To produce a map of where collections are located.
  • To collect evidence to support final project evaluation

How to apply

  • Submit your CV and portfolio to chris.copp@staffordshire.gov.uk
  • All applications must be submitted by 9am, Monday 15th April 2019.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted and there will be a telephone interview.  Criteria for shortlisting will be based on relevant experience, quality and price.
  • Interviews will take place w/c  15th April 2019

We look forward to hearing from you.

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