Lancaster Priory

Facing the Past: Public Realm Creative Consultation Workshop Leaders

Salary: Freelance fee of £9600 for 4 groups, £7200 for 3 groups, £4800 for one group, £2400 for one group. Equivalent to 24/18/12/6 half days delivery respectively.

Location: Lancaster & Morecambe District

Reporting to: Project Manager: New Insights

Application deadline: Midnight, Sunday 17 September 2022

Notification of interview: Wednesday 23 September 2022

Interviews: Friday 30 September, 2022

Project delivery: October 2022 – August 2023

Facing the Past is an arts/research programme to reflect, reveal and redress omissions in the way Lancaster has commemorated its role as the UK’s fourth largest slavery port. It receives funding from The National Heritage Lottery Fund.


Facing the Past is interested to hear from visual arts practitioners/architects/landscape designers with experience of working with communities of young people to explore new models of public intervention to memorialise the victims of slavery. The post holder will work closely with external stakeholders and colleagues to deliver the project, supported by the Festival Director and Festival Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead up to 24 half day workshops with young people in the Lancaster District
  • Commit to expanding your own knowledge through attending the Slavery Trail Tour and Museum Visit
  • Provide the Project Manager: New Insight and Facing the Past Evaluator with monitoring and reporting information as and when it is required
  • Provide documentation of work/ideas/concepts created by the young people
  • Attend regular meetings with the wider team to maintain progress and update on any issues arising
  • Maintain the health and safety of young people
  • Support the young people to present their work to the Facing the Past Steering Group

To Apply

For an informal chat, please email

For full application information, please visit