Thursday, 23 June 2016

Freelance Project Researcher-Interpreter: African Stories in Yorkshire

We are pleased to offer a job vacancy for a Freelance Project Researcher/Interpreter for the William Wilberforce Monument Fund's African Stories in Yorkshire project, details below.

Position: Freelance Project Researcher-Interpreter
Organisation: William Wilberforce Monument Fund
Location: UK, England, East Yorkshire
Closing date:  Friday 22nd July 2016
Job Type:  Freelance
Fee: £200/day, 2.5 days per week over a maximum period of 18 months.

The William Wilberforce Monument Fund is looking to hire a freelance researcher-interpreter to work on a new project to explore the presence of people of African descent in Hull and East Yorkshire from 1750 to 2007.  This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It will culminate in a dedicated website and two exhibitions at the Hull History Centre and Beverley Treasure House. There will also be an oral histories element to the project supported by the James Reckitt Trust through Untold Hull.

This is a community project that will encourage everyone to participate. The position requires an ability to retrieve stories and information across a vast array of areas, from archival research through to personal recollections and community connections.

A keen interest in cultural heritage and research, with particular reference to diversity and the recognition of the historical presence of people of African descent in the Britain is essential. In addition the candidate should have excellent research and writing skills and particular practical experience of archival research and interpretation.

A fee of £200 per day for 2.5 days per week over a maximum period of eighteen months. This includes all expenses incurred by the post holder during the term of the contract.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience. Please also include a sample of writing of around 500 words to demonstrate your writing skills.

Return your submission by Friday 22nd July 2016 by email to Mrs Gifty Burrows,

A full job description is available at or contact Mrs Gifty Burrows at