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Consultancy Opportunity: Lancashire County Council Museum Service

Project title: Lancashire Textile Industry – ACE CRF skills training project
Fee: Maximum fee of £8,000
Contract: Period of 20-25 days to be completed on or before 31 March 2021
Closing date: 15 January 2021

Lancashire County Council Museum Service have an ACE Culture Recovery Fund grant for the textile industry collection and need some support from experts. They are seeking to recruit industrial heritage specialists in the field of the Lancashire textile industry. Specifically specialists in:

  • Operation and maintenance of shuttle looms; specifically lightweight Lancashire looms, Northrop automatic looms and similar. Weaving cotton for demonstration and production in a factory setting

  • Operation and maintenance of condenser spinning mules (714 spindle Taylor Lang machines), carding engines (William Tatham breaker and finisher cards), opener and scutcher etc. Spinning cotton for demonstration and production in a factory setting

  • Operation and maintenance of stationary steam power production including: 1901 Lancashire boiler, steam raising & maintenance. Providing steam to run stationary steam engine;

    1896 500 HP horizontal tandem compound steam engine. Providing power to run weaving shed

  • Operation and maintenance of 18th century woollen fulling mill; general mill wright skills including waterwheel, mill lodge, fulling stocks and ancillary equipment

Individual or joint applications are welcomed for specific or combined roles.

Candidates must be expert in their field. They must have good ICT skills, be well organised, flexible and enthusiastic, with good written and verbal communication skills. There is a maximum fee of £8,000 including all expenses and insurance for each role over a contract period of 20-25 days to be completed on or before 31 March 2021.

For full details including how to apply, please click here.

museumdevelopmentnorthwest | January 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm | Tags: Consultancy, Jobs | Categories: Consultancy, Jobs | URL: https://wp.me/p2tHHu-5tT

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