Project Manager, Dialect and Heritage project

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
03 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Do you have a track record of Project Management in the heritage, learning or arts sectors? 

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organised, creative and flexible individual to work on a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that aims to engage new audiences with collections at the University of Leeds and at five partner museums across England. The partner museums are: Dales Countryside Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, and the Museum of East Anglian Life.

The project centres around the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC). The LAVC is a unique and nationally important multi-media archive including the records of the Survey of English Dialects and the Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies. The collection is housed and accessible at the University of Leeds Special Collections:

The project will digitise the LAVC and make it available, meaningful and relevant to public audiences. The project will marry LAVC resources with partner museums’ complementary and contemporaneous artefact collections, putting the LAVC back into the communities from which it was originally collected and where it truly belongs, reuniting tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and breathing new life into museum displays, local heritage, and the LAVC. Public engagement activities with a lasting legacy will enable visitors (within museums, in the community and online) to uncover their own cultural heritage and that of others, to learn more about their dialect inheritance, and to share their stories, memories and linguistic heritage for the benefit of current and future generations. 

You will be based at the University of Leeds School of English with regular visits to each of the five partner museums. You will report to the Project Lead, Dr Fiona Douglas, and to the Project Board. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Fiona Douglas, Project Lead 


Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:     School of English
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 6
Salary:     £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £30,046 p.a., since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.
Working Time:     100%
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (from February 2020 until November 2022)
Release Date:     Friday 29 November 2019
Closing Date:     Sunday 15 December 2019
Reference:     AHCEN1036
Downloads:     Candidate Brief