Heritage Outreach Officer
Fixed term until December 2020; full time; £25,000 pa
Hall For Cornwall is Cornwall’s largest commercial theatre, an independent presenting house with its own production company welcoming over 200,000 people a year. We provide cultural education, talent development and workspaces for the creative industries. The building which houses our theatre has been part of the Cornish landscape for over 170 years: a trusted edifice and beating heart at the centre of Truro with a long-standing history of local civic pride.
On 2 June 2018, we closed for an ambitious and much-needed two-year £20million redevelopment of our theatre, seeking to safeguard the future heritage of the building and transform it into a dynamic and high-quality venue that will give the people of Cornwall access to the best performing arts to rival any city in the country. Our new home will be a vital community asset, firmly placing us at the heart of Truro’s cultural and economic offering and securing our long-term future. Upon the foundations of the existing site, we will unveil the history and heritage of our Grade II* listed building and create a new theatre within. The project encompasses a complete refurbishment of the auditorium into three tiers increasing in capacity by 300 seats; a creative business hub to support growth of Cornwall’s cultural industries; a distinct and attractive cafe/bar at each end of the building; and a heritage project that will revitalise and make accessible the building’s vibrant long history.
A great opportunity
We are looking to appoint an energetic and experienced Heritage Outreach Officer to work with schools and young people to devise and deliver heritage-based workshops and learning opportunities. Working with the wider Arts Development team, you will use your enthusiasm and knowledge to reveal the history of our building in a tangible and exciting programme of activity.
We seek an individual who shares our passion, grit and gusto to discover and share the complex history of our unique building and deliver a new cultural experience within the building - which will not only give opportunity and access to the best performing arts but will also be a vital community asset.
This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
To apply, download and complete this application form and return to us by the deadline below. CVs will not be accepted.
Application deadline: midnight, Sunday 25 November
Interviews: Friday 7 December
HFC is an equal opportunities employer. No agencies please.
Work Experience Opportunities
Our Work Experience Scheme includes department specific placement opportunities; as well as work shadowing and training with professional artists. If you're interested, please check this page regularly for updates - we are not currently recruiting.