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Exciting Opportunities To Join The Future of the Past Project

Future of the Past is an exciting new phase of a project that focuses on rekindling the flames of passion and appreciation for heritage, and creatively empowering young people to craft contemporary interpretations of heritage, preserving our past while shaping our future.

Made possible with money raised by National Lottery players, The National Lottery Heritage Fund (£250,000) and additional funding from South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership.

Future of the Past will see 6 heritage sites across Lincolnshire – Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, Gainsborough Heritage Centre, Baldocks Mill in Bourne, Fydell House in Boston, The Joseph Banks Centre in Horncastle, and Sleaford Museum – and 1 peripatetic Eastern European community group – Boston Lithuanian Community Group – enable young people to engage with heritage groups, develop skills and grow confidence, over the next 3 years.  With support from Cultural Facilitators, young people, aged 11-25, will work together with the heritage volunteers to develop creative outputs based upon the venue’s assets and ambitions, to attract and retain younger and more diverse audiences to the heritage sites.

Future of the Past is an amazing partnership project that brings together 20 arts and heritage organisations in Lincolnshire, led by soundLINCS, with trusted partners Taylor Made Arts, Paradigm Arts, Cultural Solutions UK, and Lincolnshire County Council Historic Places Team, Heritage Lincolnshire, South and East Lincolnshire Council Partnership, University of Lincoln, Zest Theatre and Transported Arts. This diverse skill set will allow delivery of a dynamic, engaging and transformative project for the communities of Lincolnshire to ensure the continuation of heritage venues, by creating the volunteers of the future and guaranteeing long term sustainability.

The project is seeking to fill two roles both of which will be contracted through the lead organisation soundLINCS.

Project and Development Officer Part Time – 15hrs per week – £27,000 pro rata

The project is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic person to assist the Project working group to manage, delivery and development of the Future of the Past Project. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with each heritage site / peripatetic group Cultural Facilitator to co-ordinate all the processes involved in the project, assisting with the management and delivery of the project, monitoring progress against the project’s approved purposes and preparing progress reports.

Freelance Evaluation Consultant – Fee: £15,000 over 3 years concluding March 2027

The project is seeking an Evaluation Consultant to be involved throughout the lifespan of the project, working collaboratively with the Project and Development Officer and Cultural Facilitators. To find imaginative and creative approaches to collecting qualitative information, particularly from the young people involved in the project. Undertake detailed case studies and provide reports/presentations both final and interim so that lessons may be learnt and adjustments can be made to the programme, while ensuring the project adheres to The National Lottery Heritage Fund guidance on evaluation.

Closing date for applications for both the above positions:  10am Tuesday 19th March 2024
Interviews will be held Monday 25th and Thursday 28th March 2024

For further information and application process please visit –  or contact Shelley on 01522 510073, email

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