Posted time 18 July 2022 Location Birmingham Cathedral Job type Freelance / Contract

We are looking to recruit the services of a freelancer/consultant for the
delivery of the role of Activities and Interpretation Officer for the Divine Beauty Project.

We welcome submissions from sole traders, partnerships, companies, other
types of organisations and those in part-time employment.

Divine Beauty will conserve, protect and interpret Birmingham Cathedral’s outstanding set
of Burne-Jones stained-glass windows. The Ascension 1885, The Nativity 1887 The
Crucifixion 1887 and The Last Judgement 1897, now recognised as a of ‘exceptional
significance’.

The windows require conservation cleaning and essential repairs to areas of cracking, paint
discolouration and defective leadwork. Protective grilles on the exterior will be replaced
with more bespoke, sympathetic, and secure alternatives. Conservation work will be done
in situ so that people can see work as it takes place.

The project will improve how the windows are interpreted, understood, and enjoyed.
There will be new interpretation both inside and outside the cathedral, a new city- wide
trail leaflet, a short film and a new temporary visitor information station located in the west
tower.

There will be opportunities for increased participation with the tens of thousands of people
that pass the windows daily and enhanced links with the broad range of sites in the city with
Burne-Jones connections; cross curricular workshops for schools; a programme of talks,
walks, and activities for families and young people

The services applicable to this commission are:

Overall Purpose:

1. To further develop and deliver the approved NLHF Round 2 Activity Plan and
associated Interpretation Plan Birmingham Cathedral’s Divine Beauty project over a
period of 21 months, working as a key part of the Divine Beauty Project team.

2. In pursuit of the above to develop, promote and deliver a programme of public and
community engagement for the project. The programme is aimed at getting a wide
range of target audiences involved in, and learning about, the restoration, care and
heritage significance of the cathedral’s world-famous Burne-Jones’ stained glass
windows.

3. To work proactively and creatively with local audiences, partners and volunteers in
promoting the Divine Beauty project, raising awareness of the site and promoting its
heritage merit within the city and beyond.

To apply

For full details of our requirements and to tender for this opportunity, please complete an application and return to:

anna.pitt@birminghamcathedral.com and jane.mcardle@birminghamcathedral.com (to
ensure a response during periods of leave)

Completed tenders should be returned by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2022 

No questions will be accepted after 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022. It is the Tenderer’s
responsibility to ensure that they are received on time.

Clarification interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 August 2022 via zoom.