South Asia Inspired Creative Practitioner Wanted

Manchester Museum is proud to be supported by Children and the Arts for our final year of our Start programme funding. Our Art of Identity project ran successful in 2013-14 and in 2014-15 with a number of fantastic Creative Practitioners helping over 450 pupils in five different Secondary schools and three Primary schools to explore the topic of ‘identity’ and produce professional pieces of artwork that have been displayed in the Musuem.

MMSouthAsiaThis year, Art of Identity will expand to partner with up to ten Secondary schools in Manchester and will be linked with Manchester Museum’s exciting Capital Redevelopment Courtyard Project. This will involve the development of a permanent South Asia Gallery at Manchester Museum in partnership with The British Museum.

As a result we are looking for Creative Practitioners who have a link to South Asia or who are inspired by this part of the world to develop and deliver two workshops to all of the pupils involved in the project (c.250 KS3 pupils) – one at the Museum and another at each of the partner schools.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, take a look at our Creative Practitioner Brief and apply before Monday 5th September at 10am.

 

Creative Practitioner Opportunity: Extended

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

Exciting news! We are extending our closing date for Creative Practitioners to apply to work with us  and up to six partner schools on our Art of Identity project. The opportunity is  part of our third year partnership with Children and the Arts who are funding Manchester Museum as part of their Start programme.

We are looking for Artists  to deliver our project outcome of a piece of artwork that demonstrates the collective identity of each partner school using a particular artistic tenchique. Two Practitioners will work with all the pupils involved, and will be required to deliver a workshop at the Museum and another workshop in each school. Project work will be taking place in either the Spring or Summer Terms and there will be a celebration event at the Museum in 2016 to showcase the work.

Partner schools in this project are:
Droyslden Academy
Stretford Grammar School
Derby High School will be working with three of their feeder Primary schools.

If you missed it the first time around, don’t miss your chance now! Take a look at our Creative Practitioner Brief, with details on how to apply.  The new closing date for applications is Friday 16th October at 5pm.

 

Creative Practitioner Opportunity for Art of Identity Project

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

We’re pleased to announce that we have an exciting opportunity for two Creative Practitioners to work with the Museum and up to six partner schools on our Art of Identity project.

This fantastic opportunity is the third year of our partnership with Children and the Arts who are funding Manchester Museum as part of their Start programme.

We are searching for two Creative Practitioners to help us deliver our project outcome of a piece of artwork that demonstrates the collective identity of each partner school. Both Practitioners will work with all pupils involved, and will be required to deliver a workshop at the Museum and another workshop in each school. Project work will be taking place in either the Spring or Summer Terms and there will be a celebration event at the Museum in 2016 to showcase the work.

Partner schools in this project are:
Droyslden Academy
Stretford Grammar School
Derby High School will be working with three of their feeder Primary schools.

If you’re interested, take a look at our Creative Practitioner Brief, which will provide more details on how to apply.  Closing date for applications is Friday 9th October at 12pm.

Any queries or enquiries please contact Cat Lumb.

New Opportunities for University of Manchester PhD Students at Cultural Venues

Secondary School pupils with Sam, one of Manchester Museum Humanities PhD Demonstrators.

Secondary School pupils with Sam, one of Manchester Museum Humanities PhD Demonstrators.

Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and John Rylands Library are looking to recruit first or second year PhD students to deliver educational sessions for their respective secondary and post-16 programmes. The aim is to utilise PhD student’s expert knowledge to enrich the student experience for our formal school and college visitors.

This will be a paid position for the delivery of education sessions (which includes set-up and clear-away time where applicable). Delivery of sessions will be on a casual basis depending on demand. Demonstrators will receive full training in communication, facilitation and session specific skills before being requested to deliver any sessions. Further details of roles, responsibilities and payment will be given on enquiry.

Applicants at all venues should:

  • Be able to speak enthusiastically about their subject
  • Be able to communicate complex concepts in an approachable and engaging manner
  • Be interested in inspiring pupils to explore further study
  • Have excellent communication skills, preferably with experience of presenting to secondary or college students
  • Be organised, self-motivated, reliable and keen to work with groups of up to 30 secondary or A-level students
  • Be flexible and able to commit to dates up to one month in advance
  • Have some teaching experience (not essential)

Applicants for the John Rylands Library Programme should:

  • Be studying an English subject at PhD level (ideally English Language)
  • Have a good knowledge of the topic of English language change from 1400 onwards
  • Be aware of contemporary debates about prescriptive and descriptive approaches to English usage
  • Have enthusiasm for and experience of working with library special collections material

Email – bernard.mcgrath@manchester.ac.uk            Tel: 0161 306 6558

Applicants for the Whitworth Art Gallery Programme should:

  • Be studying an Art subject at PhD level
  • Some experience in leading art workshops
  • Be excited to work with a science demonstrator in an art gallery setting
  • Have a passion for gallery collections or be excited to work with them

Or

  • Be studying a Science subject at PhD level (ideally plant science or similar)
  • Have an interest and knowledge of plants and botany
  • Be excited to work with an art demonstrator in an art gallery setting
  • Have a passion for gallery collections or be excited to work with them

Email: Denise.Bowler@manchester.ac.uk                   Tel: 0161 275 7453

Applicants for the Manchester Museum Humanities Programme should:

  • Be studying Archaeology or Ancient History at PhD level
  • Have an interest and knowledge of material culture and archaeological landscapes
  • Have studied at least two of the following ancient civilisations: Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Maya or Prehistoric Britain
  • Have a passion for museum collections or be excited to work with them

Email: Catherine.Lumb@manchester.ac.uk                               Tel: 0161 306 1765

Applicants for the Manchester Museum Science Programme should:

  • Be studying a Science subject at PhD level
  • Have a strong subject and practical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: ancient DNA, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biodiversity, climate change, imaging techniques (CT scanning/MRI), earth sciences (geology/palaeontology), photon physics or a similar subject area
  • Have a passion for museum collections or be excited to work with them

Email: Emily.Robinson@manchester.ac.uk                Tel: 0161 306 1764

Please apply by completing the online application form via this link by 12th September 2015. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for one of the above roles please contact the relevant lead at the venue.

Opportunity for Educational Resource Developer at Manchester Museum

Ibis_MM_detailWould you like to help shape a set of digital resources to support Manchester Museum’s upcoming temporary exhibition ‘Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed‘ about the importance of animal mummies in ancient Egypt and the innovative scientific techniques being used to investigate their remains.

We are looking for individuals with educational resource development skills to lead in the creation of a resource park for families and Primary school pupils that will accompany the exhibition across the three venues it will be displayed: Manchester Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and World Museum Liverpool. Applicants can submit expressions of interest for just the content development, or for content and design of the digital resource.

The full brief can be viewed here, and expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 24th June.

For further information on the research the exhibition is linked with visit the Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank blog.

Opportunity for Creative Practitioner

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

One of the Greco-Roman Portraits

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting for three Creative Practitioners in order to continue with our successful Art of Identity Project.

This fantastic opportunity is thanks to funding from  The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts who have recently agreed to fund Manchester Museum for a second year as part of their Start programme.

We are searching for three Creative Practitioners to help us deliver our project outcome of a physical or digital piece of artwork from each partner school on the topic of Identity. Project work will be taking place in either the Spring or Summer Terms and there will be a celebration event at the Museum to showcase the work.

If you would like to apply, take a look at our Creative Practitioner Brief, which will provide more details on how to apply.  Closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd September at 5pm.

Any queries or inquiries please contact Cat Lumb.

If you are interested in seeing some of the work produced from our first year you can visit the Museum to see the students’ work which is displayed in our reception area until September 5th.

The Art of Identity 2014 Display of this year's student work

The Art of Identity 2014
Display of this year’s student work

 

Exciting opportunity for University of Manchester PhD students at our cultural venues

Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and John Rylands Library are looking to recruit first or second year PhD students to deliver educational sessions for their respective secondary and post-16 programmes. The aim is to utilise PhD student’s expert knowledge to enrich the student experience for our formal school and college visitors.

This will be a paid position for the delivery of education sessions (which includes set-up and clear-away time where applicable). Delivery of sessions will be on a casual basis depending on demand. Demonstrators will receive full training in communication, facilitation and session specific skills before being requested to deliver any sessions. Further details of roles, responsibilities and payment will be given on enquiry.

Interested applicants at all venues should:

  • Be able to speak enthusiastically about their subject
  • Be able to communicate complex concepts in an approachable and engaging manner
  • Be interested in inspiring pupils to explore further study
  • Have excellent communication skills, preferably with experience of presenting to secondary or college students
  • Be organised, self-motivated, reliable and keen to work with groups of up to 30 secondary or A-level students
  • Be flexible and able to commit to dates up to one month in advance
  • Have some teaching experience (not essential)

Interested applicants for the Manchester Museum Science Programme should:

  • Be studying a Science subject at PhD level
  • Have a strong subject and practical knowledge in either genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biodiversity, climate change, geology, earth sciences, photon physics or a similar subject area (only one needed)
  • Have a passion for museum collections or be excited to work with them

Interested applicants for the Whitworth Art Gallery Programme should:

  • Be studying a Science subject at PhD level (ideally zoology or similar)
  • Have an interest and knowledge of animal anatomy and behaviour
  • Be excited to work with an art demonstrator in an art gallery/museum setting

Or

  • Be studying an Art subject at PhD level
  • Have experience in leading observational drawing
  • Be excited to work with a science demonstrator in an art gallery/museum setting

Interested applicants for the Manchester Museum Humanities Programme should:

  • Be studying Classics and Ancient History at PhD level
  • Have an interest and knowledge of Ancient Civilisations, particularly Greek and/or Roman
  • Have a passion for museum collections or be excited to work with them

Interested applicants for the John Rylands Library Programme should:

  • Be studying an English subject at PhD level (ideally English Language)
  • Ideally have an interest and knowledge of English language change from manuscripts, through printing and ‘modern’ changes, (opportunities to develop this further)
  • Have a passion for library collections, be already using the John Rylands collection for research (not essential) or be excited to work with them

Please apply by CV and cover letter (stating which venue’s programme you wish to be considered for and why), and send to Emily Robinson (Emily.robinson@manchester.ac.uk) by Tuesday 26th November 2013. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for one of the above roles please contact Emily Robinson by phone on 0161 306 1764.

Opportunity for Creative Practitioner

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

What do these portraits tell us about ancient people?

It being the start of a new academic year, we have more opportunities for Creative Practitioners to work with the Museum and our partner schools on various projects.

This fantastic opportunity comes thanks to The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts who have recently agreed to fund Manchester Museum as part of their Start programme.

We are searching for three Creative Practitioners to help us deliver our project outcome of a physical or digital piece of artwork from each partner school on the topic of Identity. Project work will be taking place in either the Spring or Summer Terms and there will be a celebration event at the Museum in July to showcase the work.

Partner schools in this project are:
Droyslden Academy
Wardle High School
Derby High School

If you’re interested, take a look at our Creative Practitioner Brief, which will provide more detail on how to apply.  Closing date for applications is Friday 20th September at 5pm.

Any queries or enquiries please contact Cat Lumb.

Evaluation Consultant Needed for HLF Funded Ancient Worlds Galleries

8158058348_5b8802721f 8157991179_5ea633f483 Ancient Worlds GalleriesManchester Museum is seeking an Evaluation Consultant to devise and implement a robust evaluation strategy to measure the impact of the Museum’s recent Ancient Worlds Galleries redevelopment. Ancient Worlds transformed the displays in three of the Museum’s galleries which are dedicated to archaeology and ancient Egypt. Opened in October 2012, at a cost of c. £1.5 million, the project has been funded with the support of several key external funders, including a significant grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We now require an evaluation expert to assist us in assessing the extent to which we have met our original objectives for the redevelopment and in measuring the impact of the project upon the Museum’s diverse audiences. In addition to focusing upon the new galleries themselves, the evaluation process will also encompass the associated Activity Plan of events (public programmes, learning sessions, community engagement initiatives, etc.) which have taken place in these spaces since they reopened.

You can find more details here: Ancient Worlds Evaluation Consultant Brief

The successful applicant would be required to start around w/c 14th October 2013 and the full external evaluation report would need to be produced and submitted to the Museum by 16th December 2013.

Creative Practioner Wanted!

Last year's midden

Last year’s midden

Manchester Museum are seeking a Creative Practitioner to create some artwork in collaboration with Year 9 students working on The Midden Project: Research in Action.

This project is a partnership with Matthew Moss High School and the Museum to create, analyse and investigate the archaeological properties of ancient man-made deposits for disused items, often known as middens.

For more information and how to apply please see:  Artist Brief, Midden

For Informal enquiries please email catherine.lumb@manchester.ac.uk