Current placement opportunities

The following OOC DTP placements are currently available for you to apply for:

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Cambridge R&D Associate (Uncomfortable Tours)

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.

Taking our first steps out of Oxford and Oxford-based institutions, we want to create a R&D Associate placement for a Cambridge student or OOC DTP recipient familiar with Cambridge to lay the ground for a similar initiative. Focusing first on the politics of memory in the city and University of Cambridge, the associate will be exploring different place-based stories in the light of the discussions they can trigger in the present.

The placement will feature archival and secondary literature research, the development of a practical walking trail as well as secondary locations for further learning. As the lead Cambridge R&D associate, the successful applicant will make contact with local organisations and communities. Finally, ahead of the release of the tour, the applicant will work together with the directors to create training and logistical structures that will ensure the sustainability of the Cambridge site and its activities. 

Uncomfortable Oxford tour

Key details

Website: www.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk

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 R&D associate will act as a representative of the organisation.

Placement timeframe:

The duration of the placement will be 3 months full-time, up to 5 days a week. Most of the placement can be done remotely with occasional visits to Cambridge and Oxford.The placement will ideally start in mid-January 2022 and run to mid-April 2022.

 

To apply

Please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by Friday 8 October.

 

Uncomfortable Oxford: Oxford Administrator placement

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. As the organisation is growing to cover more locations and external collaborations, we seek an Oxford Administrator to look after the day-to-day task of running the routine activities of Uncomfortable Oxford.

These include (but are not limited to) organising the schedule for the tours; publishing events and tickets on eventbrite; advertising tours and activities through the newsletter, liaising with the guide manager, finance manager, social media coordinator, and booking officer; interviewing and recruiting new guides (including right to work and contracts); as well as organising practice and content training sessions for the guides.

The Oxford Administrator will work with the co-directors of Uncomfortable Oxford, finding new synergies between the organisation's routine activities and new endeavours such as festivals, public events, or institutional collaborations. The successful applicant will develop tools for running a small social enterprise and developing partnerships with the local community.

Uncomfortable Oxford tote bag

Key details

Websitewww.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk

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. The administrator will also have good managerial qualities and show enthusiasm for teamwork. As the Oxford administrator, the applicant will be introduced to the wider activities, projects, and ethos of Uncomfortable Oxford, and have an in-depth knowledge of the organisation. While working in Oxford and with the organisation’s local and academic partners, the administrator will act as a representative of the organisation

Placement Timeframe:

The duration of the placement will be 6 months part-time, up to 2.5 days a week. Most of the placement can be done remotely with occasional visits to Oxford.
The placement will ideally start in mid-January 2022 and run to mid-July 2022 (part-time).

 

To apply

Please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by Friday 8 October.

 

Uncomfortable Oxford: Schools Coordinator

Uncomfortable Oxford strives to work with local state schools and access programmes to co-create learning activities informed by a critical understanding of history and its intersection with contemporary debates and urban contexts.Through this placement, the Schools Programme Coordinator will strengthen existing relations with local schools while extending collaborations with a wider network. They will also develop the existing educational activities created by Uncomfortable Oxford into a set of activities which can be offered systematically to partner schools and programmes. These include a ‘Living Maps: Map my World’ activity on Local, National and Global maps. And a ‘Human geography programme’ on various themes approaching History, Diversity, and Local History in order to create a walking tour.

Additionally, the coordinator will seek collaborations and knowledge exchange with like-minded organisations.This placement seeks a highly motivated individual with a good knowledge of the British secondary school system. Interest or experience in access programmes is a plus.

Uncomfortable Oxford Logo

Key details

Websitewww.uncomfortableoxford.co.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. 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 Schools Programme. While working with outside schools and programmes, the coordinator will act as a representative of the organisation.

Placement Timeframe:

The duration of the placement will be 6 months part-time, up to 2.5 days a week. Most of the placement can be done remotely with occasional visits to Oxford and partner schools.
The placement will ideally start in mid-October 2021 and run to mid-April 2022.

 

To apply

Please email training@oocdtp.ac.uk with a CV and a short letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, by Friday 24 September.