Contract type: Freelance
Located at: Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Moodie Street, Dunfermline, Scotland, KY12 7PL
Project timescale: October 2020 – 1 March 2021
Invitation to Tender: The fee proposed for this project is in the region of £6,000-£8,000 (incl. VAT, personal expenses and travel). Please indicate the fee you would charge in your covering letter. The fee is not linked to days per week worked, but to deliverables achieved.
Reporting: The Freelancer will report to the Museum Curator/Manager before and after each key stage of the project (as listed below)
The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is a small independent museum located in Dunfermline, Fife. The museum tells the story of Andrew Carnegie - the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist - and is comprised of two parts: the weaver’s cottage where Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835, and the adjoining exhibition hall commissioned in 1928 by his wife, Louise Whitfield Carnegie, ‘to inspire future generations to follow in his footsteps’.
The museum uses the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie as a basis and inspiration for all of our activities, and demonstrates the impact of Carnegie’s philanthropy in the past and present. The aim of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is to inspire and encourage people of all ages, genders, cultural and economic backgrounds to thrive as individuals and follow the principles of good citizenship.
As a temporary freelance Science Engagement Officer you will be developing, piloting and delivering activities connected to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, inspired by the museum’s collection and Andrew Carnegie’s wider contributions to science and industry.
The museum is governed by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and has one full-time and two part-time permanent members of staff and four part-time seasonal staff.
Aim of the work:
The Museum is seeking an enthusiastic individual for the temporary freelance post of Science Engagement Officer to develop ways to engage family visitors and young learners with the museum’s science and industry themed collections (for example, damask linen weaving and Morse code); and to help make accessible some of the important phases in Andrew Carnegie’s life (such as his company’s contributions to engineering).
The post-holder will be advised by the Museum Curator/Manager during the research stage, but is expected to work independently when developing, testing and delivering the events and activities.
Depending on Scottish Government Guidelines around social distancing, some of the work output may have to be delivered online.
This contract is offered on a self-employed basis and the contractor should take full responsibility for any tax and national insurance contributions relating to the fee.