Interpretation Specialist- The Out of Town Museum

Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 27 June, 2022 - 12:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery

The Out of Town Museum (OOT) which is part of the Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery in Alnwick, is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project, that celebrates the rural heritage of Coquetdale. Since 2019, the project has been collecting local memories, voices, artefacts and photographs in order to preserve these in perpetuity and to celebrate them as unique features of our local heritage. The Out of Town Museum focusses on the heritage of getting ‘oot and aboot’ with particular interest in the journeys, routes and the stories they tell, ultimately building a new archive of rural heritage.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we now require an Interpretation Specialist to design, build and initially install an exhibition which will tour the local area in April / May 2023 before being installed as a temporary exhibition in Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery from 29th May – 30th June 2023, showcasing the dialect and heritage of this unique rural area.

OOT has a strong brand image created at the start of the project and artwork will be available to the successful appointee to use.

Contract Brief

The aim of the interpretation is to present this unique way of life before it is lost forever via a high-quality mobile interpretation and digital archive, using words, images, sounds and objects, showing how life used to be for people living in Coquetdale. 

For further information, please see the full brief –

Application via email to Sally Brewis, OOT Project Manager, with

  • CV with links to previous / similar work
  • Covering letter which demonstrates
    • a suitable track record
    • sets out your approach to the project
    • why you believe that you should be appointed
  • Closing date 12 noon, Monday 27th June 2022
  • Applications will be acknowledged via email and advised if progressing to the next stage by Thursday 30th June
  • Interviews will be carried out either in person or via Zoom on Friday 8th July 2022