There will be a vacancy coming up in January on the Project’s CE Scheme, which we’ve been asked by our CE Supervisor to advertise immediately so that Garda Vetting can be completed in time.
As the role will involve travelling around the county, the successful applicant will need a full driving license and have access to their own transport. The person is likely to be based in St. Anthony’s House.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in the position of Traveller Cultural Heritage Worker please ask them to send their CV to Anne Connolly, CE Supervisor, Friends of Able, Lime Tree House, Killeen, Oakpark, Tralee. Her contact number is 066 712 0455. The closing date is Friday, 1st November 2013.
Key Responsibilities include the following:
- Develop links with Traveller Cultural Heritage Projects such as that in Navan and Meath
- Meet with identified members of the Traveller Community and ask to record their Stories/Folklore, Voices and Songs
- Liaise with the Staff Team, Traveller Community, County Museum and private collectors about the possibility of organising an Exhibition of Traveller photos and cultural artefacts.
- Seek to promote a greater sense of pride within the Traveller Community of its culture and traditions through arts & crafts projects, culture projects, participation in county-wide events such as festivals, parades, markets, etc.
- Build Travellers’ pride, self-esteem and identity by working with Staff Team and Traveller Community to nominate local Travellers for the annual Traveller Pride Awards.
- Work with Staff Team and Traveller Community to organise meaningful Traveller Pride Week celebrations providing opportunities for celebrating culture, sharing experiences, stimulating the creative talent in the Community, passing on music, songs, stories and memories of Travellers.
- Work with Siamsa Tíre and other relevant facilities in Kerry to promote the work of Traveller actors and writers such as Michael Collins, Rosaleen McDonagh and Catherine Joyce and to explore the possibility of hosting a Traveller Play, subject to funding.
- Develop and maintain a Traveller Culture link our Project’s website
- Participate in relevant training/courses as approved by CE Supervisor.
- Explore the possibility of setting up a project to build a Barrel-top wagon (similar to Cork Traveller Women’s Network) and develop this into an ongoing initiative for children and encourage folklore and storytelling.
- Participate in relevant meetings/events and plan and prepare for these with relevant members of the Team including Interagency Meetings and CE/Area/Project Team Meetings.