Community Researcher at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Do you enjoy working in a team, learning about a community, and love meeting people of all ages? Then this role may be for you!

Dulwich Picture Gallery is looking for members of our local community to come and work with us and help us to research, better understand and celebrate the local stories, voices, and interests of our local communities at the Gallery.

This paid freelance role supports our new project ‘The Past for the Present’ which aims to discover new ways for old paintings to connect and speak to our lives today.

As the program has our local communities at its heart we are looking for people who have a good understanding of the local needs and diversity of our priority boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, and Lewisham. This could be through growing up, living, or working in the areas.

Please see the attached brief here

Nature of work

Type: Freelance

Location:  London

Salary: min £100.00 per Day

After attending training, you will be designing ways to interview people in the local
community and collecting their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about the collection at Dulwich Picture Gallery. You will usually work as a team of 3 community researchers in each session. You will then work as a group to collate all the research gathered from these community sessions and feedback to the project team. Your knowledge of your local area and the people who live there will be very important: you will be able to identify opportunities and places to talk to people yourself

Skills and Interests you may have

Confident communication skills with the ability to talk to a wide range of people
Enthusiastic about community engagement, arts, and social research
Recognise the importance of active listening and active learning
Happy to work and collaborate within a team
Ability to treat all people with respect and dignity at all times
Flexibility to attend training, development, and research days

Important details
We imagine that most Community Researchers will work around 10-12 days between June 2022 and January 2023 including training sessions. These will be a mixture of full or half-day sessions. You will also need to be available for the following dates and times:-

Recruitment and Selection Day: Wednesday 8 June 10.00 am-13.30 pm
Training Days: Wednesday 22 June, Thursday 23 June, Wednesday 6 July, Thursday 7 July 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Hours will be flexible after the training and may include working during the evenings and at weekends.

For further information about the role and submission, please click here

The deadline for all applications is Monday 30 May at Midday.

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