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The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.
The Story Museum is seeking to commission a spoken word artist in a co-creative programme with young people leading to an original piece commissioned in response to the museum and its collection. The piece will be performed at a celebratory public event and will form part of the museum’s ongoing 1001 collection.
A spoken word artist will be commissioned by The Story Museum to work with target schools to create an original piece in response to the museum.
Fee of £2500 to include:
We are looking for individuals who:
How To Apply:
Please send your CV and samples of relevant published work in written and/or spoken form (video is fine) and a brief letter outlining why you are interested in this role to email@example.com
Closing date: Saturday 3 April 2021
Interviews: Week of 19 April 2021
About the Artist in Residency
The Story Museum Artist-in-Residence programme offers sustained engagement with artist and invites them to:
We offer Artists-in-Residence:
We benefit from our Artists-in-Residence enabling us to:
Founded in 2003, The Story Museum began by taking stories and storytellers into schools and communities. Since 2009, we have been gradually transforming a large, dilapidated building in the centre of Oxford into a most unusual museum, with the help of authors, artists, teachers, other cultural organisations and volunteers of all ages.
The global pandemic prevented the Museum from reopening in April 2020 following a major capital redevelopment project but the Museum is now embarking on a phased reopening with the ground floor Galleries, shop and cafe currently open to pre-booked members of the public on a reduced opening pattern.
Information provided by you as part of your application will be used in the recruitment process. By signing and submitting your Personal Statement you are giving your permission to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the recruitment process, equal opportunities monitoring and your personnel record if you are the successful candidate. A copy of the Story Museum’s Privacy Notice for Job Applicants is available to download below.
As The Story Museum continues to widen inclusion in relation to our workforce, audiences, visitor offer and collections, we welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the cultural sector workforce; particularly individuals from the Global Majority.
As a disability confident employer, we are committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment, this includes making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process for people who have a disability. Therefore if you would like us to provide recruitment information or application documents in an alternative format, please contact us on 01865 790050 or via firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the job you are applying for and how we can help.
Depending on the number of applications, it may not be possible to shortlist for interview all candidates who meet the Essential Criteria however we guarantee to interview the highest scoring disabled applicant.
Under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, we are required to check that anyone taking up employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK. Successful applicants will be asked to provide us with documentary evidence to support their entitlement to work in the UK prior to taking up employment.
In the event of a conditional offer of employment being made, we will take up references and where applicable (and as identified on the Job Description) a DBS check will made, prior to the offer being confirmed.
The Story Museum uses a range of selection methods in order to provide candidates with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their suitability for the role. Using these different methods promotes equal opportunities throughout the selection process and helps us to identify the most suitable person for the role.
Methods of selection vary depending on the role requirements however each vacancy is listed with a detailed Job Description and Person Specification which form the framework for the selection process. Each criteria on the Person Specification is categorised as being Essential or Desirable and is followed with details as to how and when during the selection process the criteria will be assessed.
The Application and other supporting documentation need to be returned by the deadline detailed in the How to Apply section of the recruitment pack.
Shortlisted candidates are invited to the Interview Day.
There is an Information Pack at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions that are not answered within the Pack then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Katharine Clayden on 01865 790050 or email@example.com.