Heritage Project Intern

Thames Festival Trust is looking for a Heritage Project Intern to work on two exciting heritage projects. 

Heritage Project Intern

Thames Festival Trust is looking for a Heritage Project Intern to work on two exciting heritage projects:

  • Trinity Buoy Wharf. Industrial, maritime and community history, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust
  • A Voyage Through Time: Harland & Wolff, on the history of the famous shipbuilders in the Royal Docks.

Thames Festival Trust is an arts organisation delivering festivals, stand-alone commissions, river-based events, heritage projects and education programmes. They have a twenty-one-year track record of using learning, culture, and creativity to amaze, excite and inform. The Trust is committed to producing excellent work and they strive to improve access and increase diversity across the Arts & Culture sector.

From the early nineteenth century, a community began to grow around Trinity Buoy Wharf – bounded by the River Thames, Bow Creek, and the East India Docks. Beginning life as a maintenance depot for buoys and lightships, by the second half of the nineteenth century the surrounding Leamouth Peninsula was alive with industry. After a steady decline through the twentieth century, today the area is at the peak of a twenty-five-year period of regeneration spearheaded by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, ushering in a new age of creativity and maritime activity.

Harland & Wolff, the Belfast-based shipbuilders who built the Titanic, set up a shipyard at North Woolwich during the early 1920s, the biggest in London at the time. There the firm built a variety of working boats, as well as undertaking refits on bigger vessels such as warships. The yard closed during the early 1970s.

As heritage intern you will gain valuable experience through a wide range of day-to-day responsibilities. This will include helping to develop and deliver an events programme as part of Totally Thames 2022. You will play an active role in developing short films, online panel discussions, and an exhibition and booklet. You will contribute to evaluating their work, learning how heritage projects operate in the process. 

For a full job description, person specification and how to apply please visit our website

Deadline Mon 16 May

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