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News from the Stained Glass Museum

Job Opportunity

Trustees of The Stained Glass Museum would like to invite applications for an experienced, pro-active, highly skilled and enthusiastic part-time Learning & Community Engagement Officer.

The appointed candidate will be responsible for developing and adapting, piloting and delivering the museum’s formal and informal learning programme. They will need to develop and adapt resources and session plans to help The Stained Glass Museum reach wider audiences and adapt to challenges presented by covid-19.

This challenging role will require a motivated creative thinker with outstanding communication skills, energy and the ability to inspire and engage others. Applicants should be experienced in successfully developing and delivering Learning programmes in a museum, heritage, gallery, interpretation or other similar environment. This is a unique opportunity to bring your experience and creativity to make a real difference to a small arts organisation.

This is a part-time post (22.5 hours per week / 0.6 FTE) subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure with Barred list checks.

The deadline for applications is Midday, Friday 20 November 2020. Further details, including the Job Description and Application Pack can be downloaded from the Museum’s website.

Stained Glass Museum receives Cultural Recovery Fund

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to have received a grant of £71,790 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund! This fund is to help organisations face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future. #HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage & we are delighted to have received this grant.

The Stained Glass Museum is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England. The Stained Glass Museum will use the grant for core costs and importantly to help the museum adapt its learning offer for online and remote delivery.

Events and Exhibitions

Mel Howse on the scaffolding at Durham Cathedral during the installation of the Illumination Window

This autumn, the Museum has moved its lecture series online. The next lecture, ‘In the Light of Modernity’, by award-winning glass artist Mel Howse, will take place on Wednesday 4th November at 7pm.  

Tickets are £5 / £4 (Friends) + 95p Eventbrite booking fee.

You can book tickets and find out more about upcoming lectures on the Museum’s website.

Those able to travel to the Museum can click here for details of the Stevens Architectural Glass Exhibition (at the SGM until 28 November) and Rachel Mulligan’s forthcoming exhibition Tinker, Tailor…, featuring new works inspired by covid-19.