Job Description for Project Manager for the National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Diving into the digital archives of the Earl of Abergavenny Project’
Portland Museum Trust has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to undertake with their partners, the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and MSDS Marine, a project to train and upskill local volunteers across multiple venues in new digital recording techniques. The result will be the creation of a bespoke online site containing three dimensional images of finds from the wreck of the ‘Earl of Abergavenny’ that was wrecked on the Shambles off Portland Bill in 1805.
Portland Museum Trust is appointing a part-time Project Manager to oversee all aspects of the project over the coming year in order to ensure that it meets the agreed aims, objectives and deliverables within the agreed timescale and budget.
THE PROJECT MANAGER’S FEE, DURATION AND TIME CONSTRAINT
Portland Museum Trust will pay the Project Manager a fee of up to £150/day dependant on qualifications.
The duration of this part time contract is 150 days over a 12 month period, usually averaging 3 days/week.
The Project Manager is to start as soon as possible and it should be noted that the final date that the project can end is 28 February 2023.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Ideally the Project Manager should have sound recent experience in the following areas:-
- Project management of similar Lottery funded projects including programme and budget monitoring,
- Managing museum collections with particular reference to Spectrum and Modes,
- Volunteer recruitment and coordination and working with communities,
- Sound IT expertise with knowledge of digital photography, photogrammetry and scanning an asset,
- Report writing to volunteer run trusts and funding agencies,
- Self-motivated being able to work alone and also within the existing museum management structure.
- Knowledge or experience of dealing with artefacts recovered from wreck sites would be an asset.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Project Manager will be responsible to the Portland Museum Trust and will liaise directly with the Project Trustee, Museum Manager, NAS and MSDS Marine to help facilitate the work of the Partnership.
The roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager will include the following:
- Ensure that the project activities have a minimal impact on the operation of the museum during both the open and close seasons,
- Ensure the project keeps to the agreed programme and budget and meets the specific deliverables.
- Ensure that there are monthly updates from all members of the Partnership and that these updates are circulated to all members of the Partnership,
- Working with Portland Museum, NAS and MSDS Marine, finalise programme and brief for training courses,
- In consultation with Portland Museum, NAS and MSDS Marine, recruit volunteers for training in digital techniques and work with the Museum Manager in the induction of new volunteers,
- In consultation with the Museum Manager agree a timetable for access to the areas of the museum for training and make similar arrangements with NAS and MSDS Marine for their training programmes,
- Oversee the training of volunteers in the use of Modes and the Spectrum based system of artefact documentation and the training by NAS and MSDS Marine at up to three venues.
- Oversee the development of outreach events in the summer of 2022 to promote the project and recruit more volunteers for the second phase.
- Work with the project’s web developer and filmmaker to develop a website for the new digital data and film documenting the project that will be made accessible to the public,
- Keep records of project activity, oversea project documentation at all stages and provide information for final reporting to NLHF.
- Devise method and gather data needed for audience analysis, development and diversity monitoring purposes, liaise with and support the Evaluation Consultant as necessary.
Letters of application, CVs and availability should be sent to Dr A Scott to <email@example.com> before 12 noon 12th January 2022.