Job Vacancy – Session Facilitator

June 30, 2021

Where we are… is a new national programme delivered by the British Museum and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

From 2021-2025 the programme will work with third sector and cultural partners across the country to develop meaningful arts and cultural projects with young people.
These co-produced projects will respond to something in their local area that the young people are passionate about and as such the direction these projects will take will be driven by the young people.

This year we are working with three partners:
–  Museum & Galleries Edinburgh and Edinburgh Young Carers, Edinburgh, Scotland
– Geraldine Connor Foundation and Harewood House Trust, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber
– Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester and Pedestrian, Leicester, East Midlands

We are seeking to appoint a session facilitator for our Leicester partnership who will work with the young people to develop their ideas and passions into a creative output.

Once we know what the young people want to develop, the facilitator will be responsible for working with the young people to hire a relevant creative practitioner who will work closely with the facilitator, young people and project partners to shape the arts and cultural output.

Vital to the success of this project is listening to young people about what they are interested in talking about and exploring possible ways for them to express this interest. This project will not be about dictating ideas of culture to young people, but will be about listening to what culture means to them. However, it will be important to provide young people with a scaffold and framework within which to work.

By working in a co-production four-way partnership between the British Museum, cultural organisations, third sector organisations and young people, the programme aims to:
1. Remove some of the barriers to engagement with the cultural sector that young people face
2. Create a sense of agency in young people that can be reflected into their communities
Role description

You will be working with 10 young people aged 18-24 who are being recruited by Pedestrian and Attenborough Arts Centre. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly project and many of the young people participating will be recruited from local LGBTQ+ centres and organisations. A key part of this role will be to coax out of the young people what they are interested in and how they want to talk about that. The successful candidate will be able to work with young people who do not see themselves in museum or gallery spaces and will be able to draw out of the young people the confidence and skills needed to develop a creative output. As Pedestrian’s focus is on music making, we envisage that many of the young people will be interested in music as a creative output, although the exact nature of the creative output is currently unknown and will be determined by the young people. The sessions will take place in both Pedestrian and Attenborough Arts Centre spaces (restrictions allowing).

Click here for full details and personal specification

To apply please email Hannah Pillai on hannah.pillai@leicester.ac.uk by Friday 23rd July, 5pm

For more information about the programme, please see our website https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/young-people/where-we-are-programme or get in touch with Sophie Alonso on salonso@britishmuseum.org

Diversity monitoring
We would be grateful if all applicants can fill in our anonymous diversity monitoring form. Inclusion and representation are really important to us and so we are collecting this data so we can understand who applies for our opportunities.

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