Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories is an exciting oral history project of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, the national membership organisation for people involved in patchwork and quilting.  The role of the Project Manager is to manage the day-to-day running of the Talking Quilts oral history project according to the Project Plan and to report to the Talking Quilts Project Committee on a quarterly basis. The project is in receipt of a grant for a period of three years from Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is funded for three years by Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to record, preserve and share the stories of quiltmakers in the UK by engaging with volunteers.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and committed project manager. Responsibilities include working with quilters and volunteers, administration and financial management. Experience with oral history and digital recording and an interest in textiles preferred. The role is home-based and involves travel to The Quilters’ Guild offices in York for meetings and project administration and travel throughout the UK whilst working with volunteers.

If you would like to apply for this position please download the Project Manager Advertisement, Full Job Description, Background Document and Quilters' Guild of the British Isles application form.

Applications should be sent with a covering email and attachments to info@talkingquilts.org.uk by no later than 5.00pm on 30 January 2014 and should include:

  • Completed Quilters' Guild of the British Isles Job Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details for two Referees
  • Statement of 400 words addressing the question "How would you do this job?"

Successful candidates to be invited for interview will be contacted the week beginning 10 February 2014.

If you have any queries about the application process or the role of the Project Manager please contact info@talkingquilts.org.uk