Volunteer Administrator sought by Devon Development Education for “Telling Our Stories” project

Devon Development Education is recruiting a Volunteer Administrator, based in Exeter, for their exciting new project, called ‘Telling Our Stories: Finding Our Roots: Devon’s Multi-Cultural History’, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Volunteer Administrator will be based in the Devon Development Education office in central Exeter and will work closely with the Project Co-ordinator. This is a 15 month project, just starting now in June 2019.

‘Telling Our Stories-in Devon’ project will focus on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) histories of Tiverton, Okehampton and Bideford, hear the stories of BAME elders who have settled in these towns and hear the stories of recent arrivals.

In each town there will be a Community Heritage Co-ordinators, working with the museum and community groups in each town.

A small team of volunteers, aiming for 50% BAME, will carry out the research in each town.

The project will conduct 2 types of research – oral history with residents and researching the BAME history of the town, using local archives and the internet.

The project will provide training for staff and volunteers in research methods and also in story-telling, to equip the volunteers with the skills to tell the stories they have discovered to a wide audience.

The outputs from the project: stories, interviews and research will be posted on a ‘Telling Ours Stories – in Devon’ website and linked to the towns’ museums’ websites. A public event will be held in each town, where the stories will be told. Teaching and school resources will be developed.

A job description and summary of the project is on the Devon Development Education website

There is no closing date for applications. Please send your CV and letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this role to dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk.