Heritage and Education Officer
Harwich Electric Palace Trust
The Electric Palace – Harwich is looking to recruit a Heritage and Education Officer.
About the Electric Palace
The Electric Palace is one of only five working Grade II* listed cinema buildings in the country. Our heritage has national significance and the cinema is a popular venue. Thanks to major funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), Historic England and other grant making trusts and individuals we are approaching the final stages of the first major repair works in 35 years; to the ceiling and building structure and internal improvement and upgrades to the seating, lighting and electrics.
The building is set to open again in early 2022, and we have an exciting new programme of activities planned to be delivered during 2022 and beyond that will increase heritage engagement with our unique and historic cinema. We will offer people a wide range of opportunities, from special historic screenings, new interpretation, and concerts and performances. This project, accompanying the existing programme of screenings, will help us reach more people and new audiences, better telling our heritage story and bringing more people into our cinema.
About the role
As we prepare for the building to be reopened, we are looking to recruit a Heritage and Education Officer to develop and deliver the educational programme and agreed engagement activities that form part of the NLHF project, ‘Restoring and improving the Electric Palace Cinema Harwich’ Activity Programme. The Education Officer role was established in October 2020 and the successful applicant will play a vital role in bringing back educational activities to the cinema, connecting with local schools, colleges and other educational groups to engage people in cinema and the history of the Electric Palace.
The closing date for this position is 10/01/2022 at 17:00