Freelance Opportunity: MDNW / Manchester Museum
Project Coordinator, Carbon Literacy Centre pilot
Status: Freelance Contract
Duration: March 2018 – April/May 2018
Fee: £6,000 inclusive of travel costs. Can be home-based or office-based in Manchester
Closing date: 26th February 2018
Cooler Projects/Carbon Literacy Trust, Manchester Museum and Museum Development North West (MDNW) are looking for a freelance consultant to undertake research and scoping for a pilot project to trial Manchester Museum as the world’s first ‘Carbon Literacy Centre’, where individuals can become Carbon Literate – creating a model that is adaptable to museums of different sizes and locations.
The Carbon Literacy Project, originating in Manchester, offers everyone who works, lives or studies in the city and beyond a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning: climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience. More than just small, personal changes, Carbon Literacy highlights the need for substantial change and supports each individual to have a cascade effect on a much wider audience – whether it’s in the individual’s workplace, community, school, university, place of worship, or other setting.
This first phase, running from March to April/May 2018, will scope and research different possible models of how to use Manchester Museum as a Carbon Literacy Centre to enable individuals to qualify as Carbon Literate, including how this might be funded and how the model could be replicated by museums of differing sizes, types and collections.
Subject to funding, the second phase will pilot Manchester Museum as a Carbon Literacy Centre during the Season for Change in June to December 2018. If Phase 2 is to go ahead any coordination or administrative support required for the project will be advertised separately.
We are looking for a consultant with proven experience of working in museums, preferably with a learning background. Experience of working in environmental sustainability is not essential but an interest in the subject would be desirable.
For further details please see the full brief here – Carbon Literacy Centre brief. For any queries contact Lynsey Jones, Museum Development Officer, Museum Development North West, firstname.lastname@example.org.