Tracing Glass – a podcast opportunity

Connecting the Past with the Present

We are working with We Don’t Settle to create a unique podcast series in response to our newly-conserved stained-glass windows.

We Don’t Settle are a charity who work with young people who are minoritised by society, systems and structures. They aim to amplify unheard voices, and platform untold stories through arts culture and heritage.

We are looking for two minoritised young people who have a keen interest in art and design to host the podcast.

We want to celebrate Birmingham’s design heritage with three 23-minute podcast episodes that will trace the history of stained glass windows. Each episode will draw inspiration from Edward Burne-Jones’ creative career to connect to present-day facets in the design and art world, such as having access to create, ownership, creating your own tables and seats in the industry and why that has become a trend.

We recognise that the stained glass windows at Birmingham Cathedral are more than just works of art; they are windows into history, spirituality, and human experience. Our project is built on the belief that young minoritised voices can illuminate the stories within these windows in a way that resonates with today’s world.

We are on a mission to make art accessible and relevant. This is an opportunity for you to express yourself through storytelling and engage in a cultural dialogue. 


  • Experience and skills in producing a podcast 
  • Experience and skills in communicating history to the public 
  • Experience in working in the arts and heritage sector as a freelancer. This is a paid opportunity, £200 per day for eight days. 

These skills are transferable to ensure that the short programme is able to support you in your professional journey as a storyteller and artist. 


  • Keen interest in arts and design 
  • Excellent conversationalist 
  • Outgoing 
  • Enthusiastic to learn 
  • Good planning and organisational skills 
  • Socially conscious 

You don’t need experience in podcasting or be knowledgeable about history. We welcome applications from young people aged 16 – 30 years old. 


  • Deadline to apply 8th January 2024 
  • Interviews will be held the week commencing 15th January 
  • Immediate start 
  • Site visits will be on Saturdays in person 
  • Workshops will be on Thursday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00 online 
  • Podcast recordings will be in person in a studio 

If you require any adjustments, you can let us know in the form or get in touch with or 07521 632 819

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