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Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is looking to host an Employability Placement.

They are looking for someone who will research and present the Membership Monitoring Report on Nottingham’s UNESCO designation. 

One of the main objectives of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is to function as a laboratory of ideas and innovative experiences intended to capitalize on the full potential of culture and creativity for sustainable urban development. To this end, every four years member cities are required to produce a Membership Monitoring Report. This placement will research and present the Membership Monitoring Report on Nottingham’s UNESCO designation.  The research is intended to:

  • Demonstrate how Nottingham has implemented the UNESCO Creative Cities Network mission statement at both a local and international level;
  • Demonstrate how Nottingham has fostered the exchange of information with UNESCO, fellow member cities and the international community on the activities developed in the framework of the Network;
  • Shared insights into the importance and the impact of the designations at the local level; and
  • Developed case studies on the concepts and experiences (such as new projects, events and campaigns developed as a direct result of Nottingham’s UNESCO designation.

You can find examples of reports submitted by Dublin, Norwich and Dunedin here: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/third-round-uccn-membership-monitoring-reports  

Skills, knowledge or experience needed:

  • Experience of evaluating creative programmes, preferably in the cultural sector, but not essential
  • Experience of completing and presenting comprehensive reports 
  • Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative evaluation 
  • Experience of involving a wide range of stakeholders in evaluation 
  • Experience of developing innovative ways to gather and measure feedback 
  • Analysis of complex data and the presentation of this in a variety of formats 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and to deal productively with challenging feedback 

Timeframe: To commence anytime between May and September. We would need the report delivered by 1st December 2019.

 If this opportunity is of interest to you, please get in contact with Sandeep Mahal, Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature at sandeep@nottmcityoflit.org