Vacancies

The Society (based at Burlington House in London) is a registered charity and the oldest learned society in Britain concerned with the material remains of the past. The Society consists of 3,000 Fellows who are scholars and practitioners working across the cultural heritage sector. The Society also owns and manages a historic property in Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor, which was the former Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and the final home of his daughter, May Morris. 

The Society is currently recruiting for Activity Planning Services and Business Planning Services. Details below.


Activity Planning Services

Invitation to submit an offer for Activity Planning Services for a major conservation-led development project at Kelmscott Manor.

Description

Kelmscott Manor is an internationally important site inextricably associated with William Morris, his family and circle. The project will explore the inspirational impact that Kelmscott had on Morris, how this manifested itself, his influence on succeeding generations and his enduring worldwide legacy. Proposals are informed by an options appraisal and extensive consultation. The Grade I Manor, estate and collections will be re-interpreted and displayed to provide a deeper understanding of their significance. A programme of learning and activities will attract a new and wider audience, including community groups, children and young heritage professionals; training opportunities will be offered. Access into and around the estate, including unsatisfactory parking arrangements, will be improved. Facilities will be upgraded and two new buildings constructed to accommodate growing visitor numbers and provide additional learning and exhibition spaces. Repairs and alterations to the fabric will conform with Morris's conservation philosophy and address urgent conservation needs.

The Society of Antiquaries of London requires an experienced consultant or consultant team with a successful track record in helping heritage attractions develop their audiences, Education & Outreach to develop and deliver an Activity Plan that will create and provide a new, innovative and sustainable programme for Kelmscott Manor. The plan is being prepared as part of a Stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for resources to transform our understanding of the past at Kelmscott Manor. The Society’s new vision is to explore the inspirational impact that Kelmscott Manor and its history had on Morris and how this manifested itself, his influence on succeeding generations and his enduring legacy worldwide.

The Activity Plan and its delivery will have an essential role in transforming this heritage site, supporting public engagement, education, community engagement and research which its history and setting merit.

The offer must be fit-for-purpose, affordable and sustainable and deliver an efficient programme which attracts new audiences, provides creative interpretation, and offers a range of opportunities for participation.

Download the Activity Planning Services Brief and Supporing Materials

How to Apply

The deadline for submission is 17:00 6 March 2017. Please submit as a PDF copy by email to Julie Crawshaw, Senior Project Manager, Greenwood Projects: Julie.crawshaw@greenwoodprojects.com.

Questions about the brief and requests for further information should also be directed to John Lewis, General Secretary, Society of Antiquaries of London: jlewis@sal.org.uk.


Business Planning Services

Invitation to submit an offer for Activity Planning Services for a major conservation-led development project at Kelmscott Manor.

Description

Kelmscott Manor is an internationally important site inextricably associated with William Morris, his family and circle. The project will explore the inspirational impact that Kelmscott had on Morris, how this manifested itself, his influence on succeeding generations and his enduring worldwide legacy. Proposals are informed by an options appraisal and extensive consultation. The Grade I Manor, estate and collections will be re-interpreted and displayed to provide a deeper understanding of their significance. A programme of learning and activities will attract a new and wider audience, including community groups, children and young heritage professionals; training opportunities will be offered. Access into and around the estate, including unsatisfactory parking arrangements, will be improved. Facilities will be upgraded and two new buildings constructed to accommodate growing visitor numbers and provide additional learning and exhibition spaces. Repairs and alterations to the fabric will conform with Morris's conservation philosophy and address urgent conservation needs.

The Society of Antiquaries of London requires an experienced consultant or consultant team with a successful track record in helping heritage attractions develop their audiences, Education & Outreach to develop and deliver a Business Plan that will create and provide a new, innovative and sustainable programme for Kelmscott Manor.  The plan is being prepared as part of a Stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for resources to transform our understanding of the past at Kelmscott Manor.  The Society’s new vision is to explore the inspirational impact that Kelmscott Manor and its history had on Morris and how this manifested itself, his influence on succeeding generations and his enduring legacy worldwide.

The Business Plan and its delivery will have an essential role in transforming this heritage site to support public engagement, education, community engagement and research which its history and setting merit. The offer must be fit-for-purpose, affordable and sustainable and deliver an efficient programme which attracts new audiences, provides creative interpretation, and offers a range of opportunities for participation.

Download the Business Planning Services Brief and Supporing Materials

How to Apply

The deadline for submission is 17:00 6 March 2017. Please submit as a PDF copy by email to Julie Crawshaw, Senior Project Manager, Greenwood Projects: Julie.crawshaw@greenwoodprojects.com.

Questions about the brief and requests for further information should also be directed to John Lewis, General Secretary, Society of Antiquaries of London: jlewis@sal.org.uk.


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