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Argyll Aspires, Project Manager

Posted by CHARTS



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This is an opportunity to manage an exciting project partnership between the Culture Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and Isles (CHARTS), Auchindrain Historic Township, Dunollie Museum Castle & Grounds, The Argyll Papers and The Argyll Collection, supported by Developing Young Workforce (DYW). This partnership project known as Argyll Aspires is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by a range of assessment providers, including Museums Galleries Scotland.

Argyll Aspires is an ambitious partnership project which will create one Cultural Venue Operations modern apprenticeship at Auchindrain, one Museums & Galleries Practice modern apprenticeship at Dunollie, one archival traineeship at The Argyll Papers, one school pupil co-curated exhibition, and extended work experience placements in heritage organisations for secondary school pupils through the region. Designed for young people throughout Argyll & Bute, the opportunities will provide accessible and accredited pathways into the heritage sector, and the chance to develop new skills and a lifelong interest in heritage and culture.

The Argyll Aspires Project Manager will be responsible for the successful management and delivery of the project. This will include to work closely with project partners to ensure successful recruitment and delivery of the apprentice and trainee opportunities; the co-curation of a public exhibition from The Argyll Collection with school pupils from Rothesay Academy; and the development of extended work experience placements at heritage organisations across the region for secondary school pupils.

The role will include regular report to the CHARTS Director and collaboration with Argyll Aspires partners and the CHARTS staff team as appropriate, to maximise project benefits. This role will also include close working with other Argyll and Bute heritage stakeholders and providing updates to a strategic working group for the consideration of legacy development from the outset of Argyll Aspires.

You will bring a wealth of project management skills, knowledge of the heritage sector, as well youth engagement and curation/exhibition development experience. Effective communication skills are essential as well as good administration and organisational skills. Candidates will benefit from strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, the ability to take initiative and to work as part of a committed team.

Application deadline: 10am, Monday 4th July, 2022.

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