Salary: £23,500 pro rata (21 hours per week)
Job Type: Part-time – 21 hours per week
Contract Period: 9 Months
The BDA Film Archive is a vast collection capturing the activities of the Deaf community from the 1930s through to the present day, including day trips, holidays, social activities, campaign rallies and sporting events. Those on screen are shown communicating in increasingly rare forms of British Sign Language and finger spelling. The BDA has received generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund which will allow us to preserve and enable access to this collection – leading to a greater understanding of the Deaf community.
Following the digital preservation of materials, the BDA have created ‘SHARE: The Deaf Visual Archive’ (www.sharedeafarchive.org) to showcase the rare film footage and bring it alive through the testimonies of those featured in the films. We have also commissioned a feature length documentary ‘Power in our Hands’, as well as education resources for both Deaf schools and mainstream schools.
The BDA is now ready to enter the final stage of our project- an extensive education and outreach programme to support and promote the above initiatives. The aim of this programme is to address the significant lack of resources and exhibitions focussed on the cultural history of the Deaf community. The Access & Inclusion (Heritage) Officers will play a key role in achieving this final stage of our project – delivering a range of screenings and training programmes to increase public access to both SHARE and ‘Power in our Hands’, and promote learning from and enjoyment of them.
This post is for an Officer to work in the Midlands on a structured programme of screenings in Deaf Clubs, cinemas, museums, galleries, community centres and large-scale events. Bespoke training on facilitating post-screening discussions at these events will be provided. They will also deliver training and outreach sessions at Deaf Clubs to encourage engagement with SHARE.
To Apply: Please complete application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 7th December, 5pm