Heritage Research Volunteer

Heritage Research Volunteer

We are looking for 12 young women or non-binary people, aged 16–30, to join a new voluntary co-design group for Young Women Remember.

Applications will close on Monday 1st July at 9am.

Reporting to:
Heritage and Research Coordinator (not yet appointed)

Location:
Hybrid, with occasional travel to our office in Edinburgh. There will be approximately 2 residential weekends; 4 in-person co-design sessions and in-person oral research sessions. All travel, accommodation and training costs will be covered.

Benefits:

  • You will make a difference to the lives of young women and girls in Scotland by helping us to understand and showcase the history of the movement
  • You will benefit from working with an experienced and supportive team who approach their work through an intersectional feminist lens
  • You will be part of The Young Women’s Movement and connected to the wider feminist movement in Scotland
  • You will gain new skills and meet new people
  • You will build and strengthen your research skills by co-designing a large-scale project with support of The Young Women’s Movement’s research and policy team

Key dates:
This is a two-year project from June 2024 to April 2026. We’re looking for young women who are able to commit to the full project, although we understand that circumstances can change at short notice. In-person and online meetings will be held intermittently with the Young Women Remember co-design group throughout the course of the project, starting July 2024 and concluding in April 2026.

  • 24th July, 6–8pm: welcome session (online)
  • 24th–25th August: training & co-design residential weekend (location tbc)
  • 26th September, 5.30–8pm: co-design session (online)
  • 26th October: co-design & archive session (Edinburgh)
  • November–Spring 2025: oral research collection (interviews & focus groups)

Dates for 2025 co-design sessions / residentials will be set by the group.

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