Opportunity to work with National Historic Ships

Opportunity to work with National Historic Ships

12 April 2017
The Greenwich-based organisation has been awarded HLF funding to develop the next phase of its successful Shipshape Training Programme.

Applications are invited for an experienced consultant to develop the training plan for the second phase Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership (SHTP 2) project, a new Heritage Lottery Skills for the Future funded initiative managed by National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK).
The Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership (SHTP) project has been awarded
£15,900 as initial support from HLF to help progress plans to apply for a full grant of £424,900 at a later date. It aims to regenerate skills relating to historic vessel conservation & interpretation, maintenance and operation and National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is now seeking experienced persons to develop a training plan for the second round submission. The successful applicant will be working closely with the NHS-UK Director & project team during the development phase of the scheme.

About the Project

The SHTP 2 project will host 16 training placements, each of 12 months duration, focussing on traditional seamanship and maritime curatorial practical skills. Trainees will be based across 8 partner sites, ranging from Scotland to the West Country and bringing together operational vessels with museum based organisations. They will learn practical skills in the workplace to enable them to interpret, operate and maintain historic vessels within a collection or on the water to a standard in keeping with their significance. The project will build on the outcomes of the previous SHTP project, implementing the assessment model developed and supporting it with new learning tools in the shape of short film clips showing skills in action. Trainees will also undertake a formal induction at Cremyll Sea School, a maintenance course at the International Boatbuilding Training College, Lowestoft and modules in historic vessel conservation.

The partnership 

The SHTP project is managed by National Historic Ships UK in partnership with:
the Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust; Royal Museums Greenwich, HMS Warrior
1860, the Excelsior Trust; Trinity Sailing Foundation; Dauntseys School Sailing Club, the Pioneer Sailing Trust and the Sea-Change Sailing Trust.

Download the Consultant Outline and Development Brief here or see the National Historic Ships website for further information.

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