The Cutty Sark re-opened in April 2012, beginning a new chapter in the extraordinary life of the last surviving tea clipper, the fastest and greatest of her time. She is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service. Originally built in 1869, you can venture aboard and beneath one of the world’s most famous ships, walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago and explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on those epic voyages.
In 2019, Cutty Sark will be celebrating her 150th birthday and we want to place audiences at the heart of our programme development, creating a legacy for the next 150 years. There is a plan to look at the interpretation on the ship during 2019, with work being carried out in 2020.
Cutty Sark is part of Royal Museums Greenwich, a world-class museum campus situated at the heart of Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site. This includes the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Together our sites tell epic stories of sea and space exploration, pioneering architecture, art and British history.
We are seeking a consultant with proven experience of delivering evaluation in a museum and gallery learning context. The consultant will work with the Cutty Sark Learning Manager and Cutty Sark Learning Officer to carry out evaluation of the learning programme at the Cutty Sark. Evaluation will meet the aims, objectives and outcomes listed above, to ensure the project meets its targets and maximises impact.
Please submit the following:
- A proposal outlining your approach to the evaluation and methodology for delivery of the evaluation
- A resource and time allocation
- A budget/fee breakdown and proposed payment schedule
- A recent CV with two referees who the Museum may contact on receipt of your tender
- A covering letter stating your interest in this project and how your experience equips you to undertake the work (max. 1 A4 side)
Tender response deadline: Friday 22 March 2019
Interviews: week commencing 1 April 2019
Start date: week commencing 29 April 2019
Final report: end of June 2019
Please submit the above via email to Sharondeep Jawanda, Cutty Sark Learning Manager, email@example.com.
Please submit any questions via email by Monday 18 March 2019.
The full brief can be found here.