Facilitator Vacancy Where we are…Session Facilitator job description The programme 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 Leeds partnership (the My House project) 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 the relevant creative practitioners 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: Remove some of the barriers to engagement with the cultural sector that young people face 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 the Geraldine Connor Foundation and the Harewood House Trust. 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. The exact nature of the creative output is currently unknown and will be determined by the young people. Duties will include: Working closely with the Leeds partners and the British Museum to develop a robust yet flexible plan for a taster day and 11 half day sessions with the young people, providing a framework to work with the young people. Developing sessions that are relevant, responsive, and adaptable to the young people’s needs. Creating a group agreement with the young people Working closely with project evaluators Working closely with all partners to understand Harewood House’s collection and the needs of the young people Building rapport with the young people, being mindful of their lived experience and other responsibilities Working collaboratively with a creative practitioner to shape the creative output with young people Collaborating closely with all partners, communicating clearly with the Geraldine Connor Foundation and Harewood House about the day-to-day and reporting into the British Museum about overall progress Communicating closely with all partners and committing to regular catch-up meetings Person specification We are particularly interested in applications from facilitators from African and African Caribbean heritage. Any experience required can be demonstrated by paid for or voluntary work or can come from outside the work environment. Committed and passionate about co-producing meaningful creative projects with a diverse group of young people Ability to relate to young people and draw out their skills, interests, and experiences into meaningful arts/cultural project ideas Experience of co-production working in museum, gallery, or cultural settings informally with a diverse group of young people Experience of developing sessions that respond to various learning styles and abilities Ability to work with creative practitioners collaboratively to develop project ideas and outputs with young people Ability to communicate effectively with project partners both verbally and in writing Confidence in delivering workshops in person and online Understanding and experience of safeguarding young adults Deliverables Taster day Intensive weekend Adaptable and flexible session plan Working with the project producer and creative practitioners to develop the creative output with young people Update meetings with the project team – number to be agreed Reflection session with the project team Timetable Dates 2021 Item Friday 3rd September Participant application deadline Monday 13th September Shortlisting participant applications Monday 20th September Initial Partnership Meeting Saturday 23rd October 2 – 5pm Taster Day – Trail run of getting to Harewood House (1 session) Saturday 30th/Sunday 31st October Intensive weekend of activity introducing participants to Harewood House (4 sessions) Saturday 6th November – Saturday 11th December 2 – 5pm (6 sessions) Saturday 15th January 2022 Celebration event at British Museum(time TBC – late afternoon/evening) Pay and term £4,800 for 20 days work (£240 a day), exclusive of VAT. We are flexible about how this time is allocated, but there will be 11 sessions with young people between 23rd October until 11th December. All these sessions will be held at the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Harewood House. The role will ultimately report to Sophie Alonso, National Programme Manager at the BM, but you will work closely with Vanessa Mudd the project producer on behalf of Geraldine Connor Foundation and Harewood House. A DBS check will be needed. Please let us know if you have this already. You will need to provide proof that you can work in the UK Payment schedule to be agreed Application format: Please provide a brief written response to the programme overview provided Reference how you propose to deliver the work If you are applying as an independent facilitator please provide a CV If you are applying as part of an organisation, please provide an introduction to the organisation and its credentials. Give two examples of relevant projects you and/or your organisation have previously undertaken. Confirm your availability from September 2021 – January 2022 to deliver the project Supply contact details of two referees The deadline for application is Friday 6th August at 5pm. To apply please email the above stated documentation to [email protected] We will host an interview day (online) on Wednesday 1st September and the successful candidate will be confirmed by 3rd September. The Facilitators work on the project will commence from Monday 20th September. For more information about the programme, please see our website www.britishmuseum.org/learn/young-people/where-we-are-programme or get in touch with Sophie Alonso on [email protected] Diversity monitoring We would be grateful if all applicants can fill in our 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.