Come and join the Manchester Histories team!

Manchester Histories is a growing and dynamic charity. We work collaboratively with people, organisations and partners to reveal and celebrate the stories of the people and places that make up Greater Manchester. We connect people together to explore the past and shape the future through histories and heritage.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, a Heritage Lottery Fund grant will enable Manchester Histories and People’s History Museum to work in partnership with Manchester City Council, Historic England, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University as well as a host of other partners and individuals across Greater Manchester to deliver the Peterloo 2019 project, which will commemorate one of the most significant episodes in the history of Britain’s struggle for universal suffrage.

Together with a wide range of cultural organisations and communities, we will be delivering a programme of new work and special events which will run from June - August 2019. The programme will commemorate one of the most important episodes in the history of Greater Manchester. Marking Manchester, a radical city like no other.

We are seeking to appoint two new team members:

1.) An innovative and experienced Full Time Digital Content Manager to maximise audience engagement across all the organisation’s digital channels. Including a newly developed web platform by our commissioned partners Dinosaur Communications.

With a passion for user-centred principles, and an eye for quality, accuracy, and improvement, the Digital Content Manager will drive the management, and optimisation of Manchester Histories digital content, whilst also taking a hands-on approach to delivering digital content for a broad range of audiences and objectives.

2.) An organised and experienced Part Time Administrator to provide finance and administrative support to the organisation, based in the Manchester Histories office in the University of Manchester.

To apply for either of these roles, please send us:

  • your current CV
  • a full covering letter (maximum 2 pages), with details of all relevant professional experience and skills, and why you consider you are appropriate for the role. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees
  • a completed equal opportunities form.

Please find Job Description/Specification/Equal Opportunities form here:


Digital Content Manager

Manchester Histories is committed to promoting equal opportunities and encourages and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Send completed applications and equal opportunities form to:


Please mark clearly in subject text which job you are applying for

Or Janine Hague, Manchester Histories, Room 3.17 Mansfield Cooper Building,

University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Deadline date: Monday 12 November 12pm noon

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified not later than Wednesday 14th November. If you haven’t heard by this date, unfortunately your application has not been successful.

Proposed interview date: Monday 19 November 2018

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any questions about the role, please phone Karen Shannon 0161306 1982

Help us to bring to life the story, legacy and spirit of Peterloo, sharing facts and insights, as well as highlighting events and ways that people can get involved.

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