Let’s Talk About Sex! Community filmmaker required to work with young people in Plymouth

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Let's Talk About Sex, by Salt n Pepa

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is looking to commission a community filmmaker to work with young people for a project called Let’s Talk About Sex.

Let’s Talk About Sex is not only the title of a Salt ‘n’ Pepa pop classic but also the working title of a new regional museum partnership project focusing on the topic of sex and history.

Taking inspiration from Plymouth museum’s rich and varied collections, the project aims to explore how attitudes to relationships, sex and sexuality have changed over time and use them as the spring board to produce a series of short films, by the young people.

The project aims to work with four locally based young people’s groups, as well as involving a small intergenerational element to the work.

It will run from August 2010 to April 2011 for roughly two days a week, and a degree of flexibility over hours will be necessary, given the target groups may only be accessible on certain days/times of the week and some evening work is to  be expected.

The film maker will be responsible for:

  • Drawing up a project plan with participants and museum staff, encouraging creative input and explaining the film making process throughout
  • Teaching participants the rudiments of using all equipment
  • Filming, sound recording and photography
  • Editing, DVD authoring and duplication
  • Assisting with film screenings
  • Attending at least two ‘research trips’ to London with the young people.

A spokesperson for the project said: “Above all, we are looking for someone with an open mind, an approachable disposition and bags of enthusiasm!”

The fee is £10,000, the closing date for applications is Monday, July 12 and interviews will be on Friday, July 16

Send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in this position, highlighting your experience of working with young people to: Joanne Gray, Community Outreach Officer, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AJ

For an informal chat about the project, call 01752 304666 (Wednesday to Friday)

Oh, and to get you in the mood, and to remind you to use a condiment, here’s Salt ‘n’ Pepa!