Current placement opportunities

Please see below for current OOC DTP placement opportunities.

 

OOC DTP Placements with Uncomfortable Oxford and Uncomfortable Cambridge

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Placement Details

Organisation name: Uncomfortable Oxford

Location of placement: Most of the placement can be done remotely with occasional visits to Oxford and/or Cambridge

Websitewww.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk

Duration: 6 months (part time)

Start Date: The placement will ideally start in mid-March 2023.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: To apply, please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by noon on Monday 13 February 2023.

Placement Description

Uncomfortable Oxford strives to provide accessible teaching materials, and work with local state schools, education charities and access programmes to co-create learning activities informed by a critical understanding of history, its intersection with contemporary debates, and its display in urban contexts.

Through this placement, the Community Education Officer will build on the previous Officer’s work, in particular through:

  • The development of teaching plans and worksheets, based on original resources already published on the organisation’s educational website (articles, podcasts, etc.) The aim is to create sets of activities which can be offered systematically to partner schools and programmes.
  • The strengthening of existing relations with local state schools while extending collaborations with a wider network. This will also entail running consultation meetings to better understand the current needs and constraints through which teachers operate, in particular debates pertaining to the national curriculum.
  • The development of relationships with established educational charities to disseminate the resources hosted on the organisation’s website, and raise awareness of the free use of these resources for teaching activities.
  • Consultation with community groups to inquire about how we can support and highlight their own resources and their incorporation into local history teaching projects.
  • With an internal team member, the development of short workshops that could be offered, without further work from the instructor, as an outreach activity to local schools 
  • The management, edition, and update of the organisation’s new Education website with new resources and content (with a view towards interface accessibility), in collaboration with the Blog Editor.
  • The representation of the organisation at occasional Public Engagement with Research events or conferences.

This placement seeks a passionate and motivated individual with a good knowledge of the British secondary school system. Interest or experience in access programmes is a plus.

The placement would ideally be someone based in Oxford, but we also welcome applicants from Cambridge and the Open University, as we seek to widen access to our resources and diversify our content to include other cities in the UK.

Skills, knowledge or experience needed

The successful applicant will show good organisation skills and the ability to work independently while referring to the wider activities of Uncomfortable Oxford and Uncomfortable Cambridge. Further, the applicant will be introduced to the wider activities, projects, and ethos of the organisation, and will be able to integrate them better with the Education Programme.

While working with outside schools, charities, and programmes, the coordinator will act as a representative of the organisation.

To apply

To apply, please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by noon on Monday 13 February 2023.

Placement Details

Organisation name: Uncomfortable Oxford

Location of placement: The placement can be done semi-remotely with regular visits to Cambridge and occasional visits to Oxford.

Websitewww.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk/ www.uncomfortablecambridge.co.uk

Duration: 3 months (full time) or 6 months (part time)

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: To apply, please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by noon on Monday 13 February 2023.

Placement Description

Uncomfortable Oxford has been researching the uncomfortable history and legacies of Oxford’s past since 2018, and has developed many trails and walking tours around the city to make those narratives more accessible. Following the successful launch in April 2022 of its parent organisation, Uncomfortable Cambridge, we are looking for a Research and Project Assistant to help expand the activities and community collaborations of the Cambridge branch.

The Research placement is designed for a Cambridge student or OOC DTP recipient familiar with Cambridge, and will be run in close collaboration with the local Cambridge Coordinator. The role of the Project Assistant will include, but not be limited to:

  • Researching the politics of memory in the city and University of Cambridge and exploring different place-based stories in light of the discussions they can trigger in the present (including through archival and secondary literature research).
  • Developing new trails to complement the Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour, including a tour on women’s and LGBTQIA+ histories, and a tour on Cambridge's scientific history.
  • Completing our guide training to deliver and facilitate discussion based tours.
  • Supporting the development of textual and audio resources on complex and contested histories of Cambridge, to be featured on the organisation’s website as learning resources.
  • Developing and strengthening relationships with community groups and local organisations, and providing opportunities for collaboration/ consultation.
  • Working closely with Cambridge Museums in the co-curation and co-creation of events and reaching out to local festivals and special events to propose collaborations with Uncomfortable Cambridge. 
  • Identifying potential speakers for a Cambridge Public Lecture series on a similar model to the Oxford one.
  • Representing (with the Cambridge Coordinator) the organisation at various Public Engagement with Research events and conferences, as well as workshops and roundtables.

Skills, knowledge or experience needed

The successful applicant will show the ability to work independently and qualities of leadership, as well as good organisation and communication skills.
Further, the applicant will be introduced to the wider activities, projects, and  ethos of Uncomfortable Oxford, and will be able to integrate them better within the Cambridge programme. 

While working in Cambridge and with its local and academic communities, the Research and Project Assistant will act as a representative of the organisation. 
 

To apply

To apply, please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by noon on Monday 13 February 2023.