LEICESTER HEBREW CONGREGATION SHARING JEWISH HERITAGE
APPOINTMENT OF HERITAGE CENTRE MANAGER (FULL-TIME: PERMANENT POST)
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 27th August 2021
Sharing Jewish Heritage in Leicester – Project Background
Leicester Hebrew Congregation Synagogue is a Grade II listed building located in Highfield Street, Leicester. The Synagogue has been used by the Jewish community for worship and educational purposes since 1897. Leicester Hebrew Congregation (LHC) is undertaking a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to preserve, celebrate and share Leicester’s rich Jewish heritage.
The capital works of the project are now complete and have transformed the historic school rooms into a visitor centre to welcome public and education groups, responding to high demand (particularly from schools) for heritage visits. All the main spaces, including the synagogue itself, the ritual pool (mikvah) and the upstairs gallery, have been opened up with level / lift access throughout. The restored spaces will support activities including hands-on sessions for schools, family activities, research sessions and heritage days. The new displays will allow people to discover the hidden history and historic artefacts of Leicester’s Jewish Heritage. Existing and new volunteers will be trained to support visits. New links, engagement activities and partnerships will create a sustainable future for the building and the wider history it represents.
The implementation of the Activity Plan is underway and LHC is currently preparing to open the building in accordance with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. The Heritage Centre Manager will be responsible for delivering the vision of the Sharing Jewish Heritage in Leicester project and for day-to-day management of the Visitor Centre. The Heritage Centre Manager post is a full-time permanent post and will continue on an on-going basis after end of the Heritage Fund project grant in October 2022.
Applications should be made in writing, together with your CV. Applications should be e-mailed in pdf format to: Dale Lewis (LHC Project Co-ordinator) at:firstname.lastname@example.org Any general queries regarding this brief should be made to Dale Lewis at the above e-mail address.