Hidden Heritage Volunteer – Kinneil Estate

Hidden Heritage Volunteer – Kinneil Estate

What is a Hidden Heritage Volunteer?

Take part in a research and design project to create a Hidden Heritage Trail at Kinneil Estate. Volunteers will investigate and uncover the rich history of the estate, often missed by visitors, and turn those stories into interpretation that everyone can enjoy. The Hidden Heritage project is run by the Friends of Kinneil and Falkirk Community Trust, and will also contribute to the celebration of the area through the Great Place scheme.

What’s in it for you?

  • A great opportunity to work with professional Archivists, Graphic Artists and Play Designers to learn skills and techniques relating to historic research, interpretation and trail design.
  • Work in a team with other members of the community and contribute to a project which will benefit Bo’ness.
  • Reasonable travel expenses paid.

What’s involved?

  • The first stage of the project involves working with the Archivist to learn skills and techniques for uncovering hidden heritage. After the research phase there will be the opportunity to take part in creative interpretation and design workshops as well.
  • Volunteers will explore how to use document archives, oral history, how to select and tell the local stories and use visuals such as photography and 3D scans to bring history to life.
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in further work in July and August to develop the project with interpretation consultants and graphic designers.

Skills, Attitude, and Experience Required

  • No previous experience is required; the project lets you work with professionals to pick up skills and gain knowledge.
  • You must be reasonably available in May, June and July 2019 and have an interest in the project.

    Other important information

Location: The archive based sessions will take place at Callendar House and site based sessions at Kinneil Estate. Some aspects of research will involve opportunities for volunteers to travel to different archives, for which expenses will be provided.

Time Commitment: Sessions will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 2-4PM on the following dates: 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June and 26th June. Volunteers are expected to be available for most sessions to ensure participants get the maximum benefit from the opportunity.

Contact: Claire Mennim
01324 590919 Claire.mennim@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Training: Archive training and Interpretation skills

Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses will be provided. Volunteers must provide receipt of travel (e.g. bus ticket).

How to apply
Please complete the online application form here.

If you require a hard copy, please contact the Volunteer
Coordinator at FCTvolunteering@falkirkcommunitytrust.org or phone 01324 503 614.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

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