Thames Festival Trust is looking for a Heritage Intern to work on an exciting heritage project called The Islanders. The industrial and community heritage of Silvertown and North Woolwich. The project has been awarded funding via the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Thames Festival Trust is an arts organisation delivering festivals, stand-alone commissions, river-based events, heritage projects and education programmes. We have a twenty-one-year track record of using learning, culture and creativity to amaze, excite and inform. Our work helps bring communities together, originally around the River Thames, and now in cities across the UK and the world. The Trust is committed to producing excellent work and we strive to improve access and increase diversity across the Arts & Culture sector.
Before 1850, the south of the area we now know as the London Borough of Newham was a bleak stretch of uninhabited marsh land which was occasionally used for grazing cattle. In the nineteenth century, London's eastern boundary was at Bow Creek, where its noxious industries began to congregate. From shipbuilding, to silver, iron, oils, soap, rubber and manure, London’s industry was developing on the fringes of the city. Out of this industrial development grew communities we now know as Silvertown and North Woolwich.
As heritage intern you will gain valuable experience through a wide range of day-to-day responsibilities. This will include helping to develop and deliver The Islanders exhibition and events programme as part of Totally Thames 2021, including reminiscence sessions, heritage talks and walks and an open view event. You will help to promote and evaluate these events, learning how heritage projects operate in the process. You will work with project stakeholders and local community groups, undertake research and project administration. You will be expected to work both independently and as part of a small team.
This internship is most suitable for someone looking to build a career in the heritage sector. A desire to learn will be essential, as well as an outgoing and inquisitive personality, IT literacy and strong communication and organisational skills.
How to Apply
Deadline for applications
- Friday 14 May 2021 at 5pm.
- Short-listed applicants will be contacted on Wednesday 19 May 2021.
- Thursday20 May 2021
- Interviews will be held over Zoom
Start date: Monday 7 June 2021
End Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021