The Florrie Vacancy – Heritage Curator

Location: The Florence Institute Trust “The Florrie” Dingle, Liverpool 8
Project title: Florrie Beyond 2020 – Building Resilience
When: Commence Oct 2019
Fee: Circa £7500 net
Lead Contact: CEO – Anne Lundon

Background: The Florence Institute Trust Ltd is a charity that owns and manages The Florrie, a Grade 2 listed Victorian architectural gem built in 1889 and closed in 1988. The Florrie re-opened in 2012 following a lengthy community campaign to save it and secured multi million pound grants to restore and refurbish it. The Florrie is now open all year round and offers a broad range
of activities, services, facilities and events to all. www.theflorrie.org

Overview of The Services: The Florrie has a Heritage Resource Centre showcasing a range of memorabilia and documents relating to its past. We recently acquired an official paper based archive of the former trust from 1889 to 1988. We intend to launch a new on-line digital archive and resource to reach a new on-line wider audience and make our heritage more accessible and to safeguard original records. We are seeking the services of an experienced Curator to work with our team to organise and deliver 2 exhibitions and document the history of the Florrie so that our Heritage is better interpreted and explained.

Detailed Services and outputs: (not exhaustive as we would expect the contractor to bring their knowledge and expertise and advise on best practice and approach):

  • Appraise and select the exhibit collections for 2 exhibitions and documenting a historic timeline history of specific events and people from 1889-present, telling the story of the Florrie’s unique history:
    • Exhibition 1, the Theme is the newly found official archive of the former Florrie Trust 1889 –
    • Exhibition 2 is documenting and telling the story of specific events and people in the Florrie
    history in an organised timeline from 1889-present that will also form part of our new digital
    on-line archive and interactive facility.

Your proposal should include:

  1. CV with 2 professional referees and no more than two sides of A4 outlining your skills and experience related to the brief
  2. Methodology – Please specify the methodology (including methods) you plan to use to meet the aim(s) and objectives of the work. You can visit the Heritage Resource Centre during building opening hours to view some of the existing collections
  3. Please provide you fee quote and breakdown of this including who will be carrying out the work and a gantt chart or similar detailing the work and timeframe to be completed


Please submit your proposal in electronic format to Anne Lundon – CEO by midday on Monday 7th October 2019 chiefexec@theflorrie.org.

This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and successful applicants are expected to meet with all HLF reporting criteria.

This job description identifies key responsibilities and requirements and is not an exhaustive list of tasks that need to be completed. The Florence Institute reserves the right to amend the job description as the role develops within the organisation.

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