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CultureLabs Project Manager

£24,657 (pro-rata)
Contract F/T or P/T fixed term contract until March 2021

Are you a strong project manager with experience of working collaboratively across multi-partner projects with a passion for community engagement and digital heritage?

People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

PHM is part of the European-wide digital technologies for social inclusion CultureLabs project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to engage communities from immigrant, migrant or refugee backgrounds

The museum is seeking an experienced manager who can hit the ground running and work in partnership across institutional and geographical boundaries. Supported by the wider PHM Team the successful candidate will be the co-ordinator for the CultureLabs project and the main point of contact for all European project partners.

The CultureLabs Project Manager will have responsibility for the work-package covering the organisation, running and evaluation of four pilot projects taking place in the UK, Finland and Italy. PHM’s pilot project will explore the impact of Brexit on migrant communities in the UK and will centre on the Jo Cox memorial wall, created in the aftermath of the MP’s murder and now in PHM’s collection. The successful candidate will also work closely with PHM’s Programme Team, to develop the 2020 programme of events, exhibitions and learning activities on the wider theme of migration and identity, to meet the PHM Business Plan 2018-2022 and CultureLabs objectives.

The successful candidate will be the key contact and contributor to PHM’s involvement in the other CultureLabs work-packages including, studying existing community engagement creation principles, developing the CultureLabs ‘ingredients’ and ‘recipes’ for participatory work, feeding into the development of the digital platform and being involved in project dissemination.

You will need to be a confident decision maker and a highly organised project and budget manager with experience of reporting to funders. You will also need to be willing to travel to European project meetings (approx. three per year) and pilot project locations (two in Italy and one in Finland).

For enquires relating to the post, please contact Charlie Corkin, Executive Support Officer at or 0161 838 9190.


Further information

Download the PHM CultureLabs Project Manager Job Description & Person Specification

Download the PHM 2018-2022 Business Plan

Download Horizon 2020 programme and CultureLabs project details

Our F/T posts are 35 hours/week. We are open to considering applications for F/T or P/T work (21hrs or 28hrs) as there is flexibility to supplement a P/T Project Manager with other support; for example, an external evaluator. Please specify your preferred option in your application.

To apply

Download the PHM Application Form filling it in referring to the job tasks and person specification demonstrating how you fulfil the criteria.

Email completed application forms to

Closing date: Monday 3 September 2018 at 9.00am

Interview candidates notified: Thursday 6 September 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 11 September 2018

Please indicate on your application form if you are unable to make the interview date.


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