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As reported in an earlier BPH blog, HistoryPin enables users share their archive photos by loading them up to a specific location on Google Maps or image on Google's modern Street View.  The site has ambitions to become the world’s largest user-generated archive of historic images and stories.

This year, not-for-profit company We Are What We Do and Reading Museum, will launch an ambitious project to tell the history of Reading through the contributions of thousands of its residents., developed by We Are What We Do and Google, will provide the home for this communal history as it grows, and a special exhibition at Reading Museum will give the project a high-profile climax. Through the work, we aim to leave a legacy that can be enjoyed and added to for many generations to come.

We are looking for someone to sit at the heart of this project, working with local partners, community groups, schools, volunteers, media and people from across the town to inspire and enable broad, meaningful participation.

This Project Officer will have a keen interest in history and local historical content, as well as a passion for mass participation in the collection and sharing of history. They will be outgoing, confident and sensitive to the needs of a wide range of groups and individuals across Reading, while working well on their own and with teams at Reading Museum and We Are What We Do.

This is an exciting role for someone with a heritage, archive, museum and/or community background. The position will start in May 2011 and run for 6 months.

Please see for more information.


Required Skills:

1. Excellent ability to engage with diverse communities 
2. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others
3. Ability to think creatively and work pragmatically
4. Ability to work across teams
5. ICT literate including websites, databases, standard software applications and digital equipment
6. Ability to multi task and managing your own time to meet deadlines

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to
To discuss the role further contact Ben Tunstall at or on 020 7148 7676.


Salary: £18,000 p.a. (pro rata)

Type: Full-Time Position

Contract: 6 months

Location: Reading, England

Closing Date: Friday, March 18th 2011


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