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  • Organisation Heritage
  • Job Type Fixed Term

Salary:             £27,000 per annum pro rata

Hours:             30 hours per week

Contract;         Fixed Term 1 year

(Possible extension subject to funding)

Groundwork NE & Cumbria’s flagship Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre at Winlaton Mill, named Crowley’s, is due to open in Summer 2018.

Crowley’s will be an important centre for developing culture volunteering and skills. As a community hub and tourist attraction for visitors, it will provide exhibitions and interpretation about the fascinating local industrial heritage, heritage skills training for volunteers and incubation space for fledgling businesses. It will also be home to a small café and gift shop specialising in local produce. As a fantastic new resource for local community, schools and colleges, it will also be hugely beneficial to the local economy driving visitors to the area to create sustainable jobs, provide training and volunteering opportunities.

To make Crowley’s a must visit destination in the North East for both local people and tourists we need an enthusiastic, experienced and professional Interpretation Manager to join our team.

As Interpretation Manager you’ll lead on the design and delivery of an exciting range of interpretation materials and develop a programme of engagement and activities which attract the public to the Centre, seeking out opportunities to generate income and futureproof the Centre. Looking to provide inspirational experiences for our visitors, you’ll ensure that the programme is accessible to all and has a diverse appeal that reflects the Land of Oak & Iron heritage. You will work together with our Land of Oak & Iron team to engage volunteers, partners and the local community in a range of activities, leading interpretation research curation and content production. You will use this information to oversee the production of a digital archive, interpretative art, panels, small artefact collections and other materials. Central to the growth of a cultural network surrounding Crowley’s, you’ll build a strong and connected offer which is innovative, exciting, easy to update and sustainable.

Essential Skills

  • Proven experience of successful interpretation work within the heritage or museum sector.
  • A track record of developing, delivering and evaluating a programme of events and activities which engage the target audience and increase participation.
  • Drive and ability to work proactively and collaboratively with others to turn ideas into reality
  • Above all you will have the passion and commitment for realising the potential of this exciting new Centre.In return we offer, a positive and friendly working environment with family friendly policies, generous holiday entitlement, employee life insurance scheme and the opportunity to play a key part in developing this exciting new venture in our region.

Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Karen Daglish on: 01207 524 882 or email

Application packs are available from our website: or contact on 01388 662 666.

All completed applications should be emailed to or by post to, Groundwork NE & Cumbria, Grosvenor House, 29 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP

Closing date: 15th September 2017

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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