We are recruiting – Evaluator

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Call out for an Arts Evaluator
Histories at Hobmoor, Mercurial Arts
A Heritage Lottery Funded Project

Deadline for expressions of interest: 18 May 2017 5PM

Mercurial Arts Charity, and it sister trading company Mercurial Dance is a small arts organisation with substantial experience producing and delivering arts projects for young people. With a specialism in Dance and Digital art, our work has grown from performance project to developing & delivering whole school arts curricula. We have an extremely good reputation among the organizations we work with, and have a long standing relationship with Oasis Academy Hobmoor, based in Yardley, Birmingham.

Histories at Hobmoor
Mercurial Arts has received funding from The Heritage Lottery to deliver Histories at Hobmoor. Histories at Hobmoor will enable adults and children in Yardley, an area of low engagement in the heritage and arts in Birmingham, to learn about their heritage and share their stories of moving to, and living in this area.

Children from Oasis Academy Hobmoor will learn to interview and record memories and oral histories of their family members, local councillors, teachers and members of the public fostering a love of heritage and deeper community connections. The project will take place over a series of after-school sessions; at the local library for the public; and activities enabling Hobmoor Community Centre to open in the holidays for the first time. We will invite local partner organisations to present information (e.g. old maps & objects) to inspire participants.

The participants will create their own poetic responses to the oral histories they collect, enabling a deeper emotional understanding of their identity and the journeys people have taken. We will publish the collected Oral Histories, family memories and creative responses via an Augmented Reality (AR) App –
a walking tour of the area sharing heritage, 3D scanned objects & photographs linked to location; e-book and on a new website, where people can comment and add their own stories.

Arts Evaluator Role
We seek to commission an external Heritage/Arts Evaluator on a project basis who can develop and deliver an evaluation strategy for the Histories at Hobmoor Project. We will need to report back with key information to our funders, the Heritage Lottery, both in the form of qualitative and quantitative information, as well as collect information for our own reference, and promotion. We would expect the following;

• Development of an evaluation strategy in agreement with Mercurial Arts
• To evaluate all aspects of the project, from set up, through to delivery and final outcomes
• Regular data monitoring and capture
• Capture of impact against a number of markers (to be decided), at the beginning, middle and end of the project, using methods that are highly effective and administratively light.
• Regular contact with the project and participants on site during sessions, as well as Mercurial Arts Director
• Capture of Qualitative data via a number of agreed means
• Deliver midpoint evaluation in line with the reporting back to the main funder
• A final written evaluation report in line with the reporting back to the main funder

Time frame
Time frame
18 May 2017 5PM Deadline for expressions of interest
26 May 2017 Informal Interview and appointment
Monday 12 June Evaluation framework to be complete
w/c 12 June Launch Event and project starts
w/c 19 June 2017 Taster Sessions at Oasis Academy Hobmoor
July 2017 Regular Group sessions
August Midpoint evaluation (date tbc)
September Ongoing group sessions
28 October Project Celebration
Mid Dec Finish of Project

Who we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced Arts Evaluator to evaluate the Histories at Hobmoor project, and work closely with the team involved. Applicants must have a demonstrable track record, expertise and experience in evaluating heritage/arts projects of a similar nature. They must have great interpersonal skills, timely professional conduct, and an ability to comply with project deadlines as essential criteria. Experience of working with arts charities and on HLF funded projects would also be desirable.

We will require references and applicants must have in place/be willing to undergo enhanced DBS checks.

£1800 (+ VAT if applicable) offered on a freelance self-employed basis. Minimum delivery expectation: 6 days

How to apply
Please send us an up to date CV along with an expression of interest (no more that 1 side of A4) explaining why you would be suitable to evaluate the project with Mercurial Arts. Please Contact us here for how to submit

Deadline for applications: 18 May 2017 5PM