Creative Coordinator for Hadrian’s Wall 1900th Anniversary Festival 2022

05 November 2020


2022 is a hugely important year for Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site as it marks the 1900th  anniversary of the commencement of its construction. The Hadrian’s Wall partners plan to commemorate this with an ambitious year long festival across the year 2022, starting on 24th January (Emperor Hadrian’s birthday) and concluding at the end of the Roman festival of saturnalia on 23rd December. The festival aims to be inclusive with contributions from major national institutions to small community groups. We want it to be open to anyone who wishes to celebrate the creation of the World Heritage Site in a celebratory and engaging way locally, nationally and internationally to attract new and existing audiences.  

Hadrian’s Wall Partnership Board is therefore looking to appoint an exceptional cultural and creative professional that has a high level skills set including community development and stakeholder engagement, creative producer and curation expertise, project management, innovative project development to successful delivery and input into funding applications to relevant national funding agencies (ACE / NLHF etc.)    

Individual, joint or organisation applications are welcomed. The fee is fixed for phase 1 with the expectation that the successful applicant will work with the partnership staff to reach funding targets to cover the costs of the successful delivery of the project. 

This brief has been developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the information / timescales may change including the way the project could be delivered. It is therefore important to consider ways of producing certain elements of this work e.g. online/virtually/Covid-19 compliant guidance, that would allow the full aims of the project to be reached and realised regardless of the situation re COVID-19 in 2022.

Please email your proposal to: 

Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes and Collections, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Proposals must be received by: noon on Thursday 12 November

Read the full brief here