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Archive researcher and recorder of oral histories

Bloc Projects is delighted to announce that it has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project which explores, maps and celebrates the heritage of the area around Bloc Projects.

The Heritage project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to work on putting together a project that brings together occupants of the Arundel Street Lower Porter area of Sheffield city centre, school and university students and the general public in exploring, recording, mapping and sharing the area’s architectural, industrial, cultural and community heritage.

As part of this project we are offering two exciting opportunities, both of which involve engaging with different communities in response to the area surrounding Bloc Projects.

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Fee £500 – 4 days

Hospitality for oral history meetings and interviews budget – £100

 

For the role of Archive researcher and recorder of oral histories the successful candidate will research the heritage of the area surrounding Bloc Projects, collating images, records, maps, company branding and ephemera from Sheffield Archives and Sheffield Local Studies Library to be used within the making of the map, film and exhibition.

The research will also focus on the collections of local people relating to the development of area, from music event posters and flyers from the past 30 years to catalogues of products fabricated here and photographs of the makers and industries in action.

Liaising with the project-co-ordinator, the researcher will also record oral histories through film and audio recordings to be subsequently transcribed. These recordings will be collated by the film-maker and student team to form part of the film and online guide.

The researcher will report to the project co-ordinator and handover collated material according to agreed project timelines.

You will have a good understanding of filtering, collating and reporting relevant data and good interpersonal skills to enable you to record personal testimonies.

The project is scheduled to open in early September 2017, therefore any work on this project will need to be carried out by the end of August 2017.

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HOW TO APPLY

 

To apply, please send CV, equal opportunities form and covering letter to info@blocprojects.co.uk

Equal opportunities form can be found here

Deadline: Friday 16th June

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Please note: This role is being advertised as a freelance role, therefore the successful applicant will be responsible for their own tax and National Insurance.

Photography workshop leader

Bloc Projects is delighted to announce that it has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project which explores, maps and celebrates the heritage of the area around Bloc Projects.

The Heritage project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to work on putting together a project that brings together occupants of the Arundel Street Lower Porter area of Sheffield city centre, school and university students and the general public in exploring, recording, mapping and sharing the area’s architectural, industrial, cultural and community heritage.

As part of this project we are offering two exciting opportunities, both of which involve engaging with different communities in response to the area surrounding Bloc Projects.

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Fee £250 – 1 day

Equipment and printing materials budget – £400

 

The workshop leader will plan and deliver a one-day workshop in practical and creative photography skills including identifying engaging subject matter, framing, exposure and post production techniques to ensure the group of young people have the skills to confidently select and represent elements of the varied heritage of the area so that their photographic work can form part of the final exhibition for this heritage project.

The successful applicant will be skilled at communicating how to use a digital camera, able to demonstrate photography techniques and able to creatively engage young people in projects where photography enhances education.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • An excellent track record of providing similar workshops
  • Experience working within the industry.
  • A minimum of three years experience working with young people
  • A full DBS check

The project is scheduled to open in early September 2017, therefore any work on this project will need to be carried out by the end of August 2017.

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HOW TO APPLY

 

To apply, please send CV, equal opportunities form and covering letter to info@blocprojects.co.uk

Equal opportunities form can be found here

Deadline: Friday 16th June

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Please note: This role is being advertised as a freelance role, therefore the successful applicant will be responsible for their own tax and National Insurance.

Volunteer at Bloc Projects

 

Bloc Projects are looking for volunteers who are interested in developing their experience of working within a contemporary art gallery and project space.

 

Volunteers will receive individual mentoring in many areas ranging from arts administration, technical setup, installation, front of house responsibilities and marketing and communications, all of which are key skills to learn when working within a contemporary arts organisation.

 

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to meet and work with artists and the team at Bloc Projects during installation periods, work with the gallery Director on exhibition planning and provide important information to the public during exhibitions.

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“I had a lovely time working with Bloc for my placement. Lots of very friendly and interesting people involved with the space, and through my work I’ve been able to gain insight into the workings of Sheffield’s contemporary art scene and beyond.”

Sam, volunteer at Bloc Projects

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Voluntary positions require one day a week support during gallery opening hours (Wednesday – Saturday, 12am – 6pm).

 

Applicants will preferably be based in the Sheffield area.

 

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HOW TO APPLY

 

To apply, please send CV, equal opportunities form and covering letter to info@blocprojects.co.uk

Equal opportunities form can be found here