The Ash Project is an urgent cultural response to the devastating effects of Ash dieback in Kent and across the country. The project combines a major new commission by internationally recognised artists Ackroyd and Harvey with a wide ranging community engagement programme, an online archive and a plan for landscape restoration. The project will celebrate the cultural, natural and social history of the Ash Tree, creating an extraordinary enduring legacy for future generations. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
Documentation Assistant (1-2 people)
We would like to work with a film student to document Ackroyd and Harvey research trips, the production process of making the artwork, school projects and community events. Travel Expenses will be covered for any trips, or car sharing /lifts can be arranged. This work will be scheduled throughout the year and may involve an opportunity to be involved in training with professional documentary film makers who may work to shape the footage to create a permanent record for the project. This position is not paid.
Start Date: ASAP
To apply please send an expression of interest and a short CV by Monday 23 January to Madeleine, Ash Project Manager with the word Documentation in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Team (3-4 people)
Documenting the Human atlas of Ash across Kent and the UK and researching the social history of Ash, this project may involve a trip to the National Archive and libraries throughout Kent. This project will involve a great deal of initiative, independent research skills and will be based in sites across Kent and will involve collating this research into material for an ongoing Ash Archive. This opportunity would be suitable for History of Art, Fine Art, Drama, Photography and Curating students. Students will be responsible for their own travel. This position is not paid.
Start date: Monday 6 February (1 – 2 days per week for 6 weeks) To apply please send an expression of interest and a short CV Wednesday 25 January to Madeleine, Ash Project Manager with the word Research in the subject line: email@example.com
Website Assistant (1-2 people)
Working to collate texts, arrange images and coordinate research to be uploaded on to the Ash website. This project will require a person with a creative mind who is good at clearly organising information. We imagine this might be suitable for History of Art, Writing or Curating students, though we are happy to hear from anyone interested. Students will be responsible for their own travel and you will need to be able to get to the Kent Downs offices in East Brabourne. This position is not paid.
Start Date: Monday 6 February (1 day per week) Finishing end of March 2017 To apply please send an expression of interest and a short CV by Wednesday 25 January to Madeleine, Ash Project Manager with the word Archive in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinating walks, outdoor activities and working at exhibition events over the two years of the project. (yet to be scheduled) To express interest in working with us in this capacity please send a brief introduction to Ash Project Manager, Madeleine Hodge with the word Participation in the subject line: email@example.com – we will keep these details on file and share more information closer to the launch dates of the project.
You can also find out more about the Ash project here: www.theashproject.org.uk