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09.12.20

We are recruiting!

Job Title: Digital Internship, Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme

Salary: £18,135 p.a (equivalent to £9.30 per hour, Real Living Wage)

Location: Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre, University of Huddersfield, City Campus

Contract: 12 months, full time (37.5 hours per week)

5% Employer Pension Contribution

25 days annual leave plus public holidays

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to showcase their digital skills as part of the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP), an innovative and dynamic project led by Imperial War Museums and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in museums, the cultural and heritage sector and with artists and communities of audiences to co-produce digital resources and activities that use local stories of the Holocaust to tell a global one.

This Internship is primarily aimed at applicants with confidence in using digital technologies, preparing for a career in digital and/or creative industries or already working in this field and looking for experience in an area where digital skills are in demand.  No museum experience is required but a passion for sharing stories is essential.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Confident in using digital technologies to engage and inspire audiences
  • An interest in the role of digital in the cultural heritage sector
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of using the Microsoft Office Suite of packages and Adobe (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Ability to show empathy towards people with traumatic histories and migratory backgrounds.

Work Environment

Based at the University of Huddersfield, The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre (HELC) is part of the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA), a registered charity set up in 1996. Our aim is to preserve the memory, testimony and records of the Holocaust survivors based in the North of England for research, teaching and learning.

Within the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Project, you will have the opportunity to engage with professionals from 9 museums across the UK, and to be exposed to sector-defining co-creative practice.

How to Apply

Please download the Job Description and Person Specifications here.

To apply please send us your CV, covering letter, and an example of a digital output that you have produced. This can be anything, including a social media post, a short video or a poster that you have made for yourself, university work, an employer or voluntary work. Please also provide contact details for two referees.

Your covering letter should address the essential criteria contained in the Person specifications. Please also tell us how you found out about this role.

Candidates are not expected to have any experience of working in a museum, but it is important that anyone who applies is interested in how culture can be relevant to different communities and has a passion for working with people.

We welcome candidates who are not in education or employment, people from all ethnic backgrounds, and people with a disability.

Applications should be submitted by email to helc@hud.ac.uk by 5 pm on Friday, 19th February 2021. Please include the words ‘Digital Internship’ in the subject line of your email.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st March 2021 in Huddersfield or via Zoom.

The successful candidate will start working with us during the first week of April, but we are happy to negotiate a day that works for the candidate.

Is this the right opportunity for me?

We understand that you might have lots of questions about us, this role and the SWWHPP partnership. This is why our codirectors, Dr Alessandro Bucci and Dr Chelsea Sambells will hold a Zoom group call to give more details about the role and answer any questions.  This is aimed at prospective applicants but attendance is not essential. To receive an invite for the Zoom call, which will be held on Friday 5th of February at 4 pm, please send an email to helc@hud.ac.uk. Please include the words ‘Digital Internship’ in the subject line of your email.