Required: Project Coordinator for the Josef Herman in Ystradgynlais Heritage Trail Project


The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru (JHAFC) is a registered charity. It was founded in 2002 to encourage the public appreciation of the visual arts by people of all ages, and to honour the artist Josef Herman and his legacy. In 2020/21 the JHAFC is entering into a four month funded programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate the programme. The Project Coordinator will be engaged on a contract for services from 7th December 2020 until 31st March 2021.

Duties and responsibilities:

The coordinator will work with the trustees to collate information which is already in the domain of the Foundation (this is not a research project). The Contract objectives will be to provide coordination, management and development of the programme for the JHAFC, including:

  • Project coordination and management
  • General administration for the project
  • Financial administration for the project.


The project outcomes are to produce:

  • A new heritage trail around Ystradgynlais, including a new booklet, interpretation signage and a new heritage trail in a digital format such as an app.


In collaboration with Trustees, the project will include:

  • Coordinating and writing the production of a booklet and heritage trail map.
  • Writing content and coordinating the design and creation of interpretation signage and heritage-trail app.
  • Communicating with local schools, community and heritage groups and individuals to support the illustrated heritage trail(s) for Ystradgynlais
  • Supporting Trustees in developing a training programme with the People’s Collection of Wales for around 10 volunteers in archiving and recording.
  • Coordinating work with project partners like Mind Charities and Peoples Collection Wales.
  • Ensuring that there is high visibility acknowledgment of Cadw, Welsh Government and the National Lottery Heritage Fund on site, online and in all activities.
  • Supporting Trustees in project evaluation.


The Project Coordinator will also take responsibility for the day-to-day project and financial management of the programme, reporting to the management board through the chair and also supporting office-based tasks and temporary contracts developed as a result of the programme.


The position offered on a freelance contract valued at £2,400 (approximating to about 10 hours a week for 16 weeks) inclusive of all costs, although there may be additional expenses to cover travel.


The position will be based at The Welfare, Ystradgynlais but due to Covid regulations may be subject to home working, with much of the work undertaken virtually.


Please contact Pete Bryan on Tel: 01269 824728 or email if you would like to discuss the project further before putting in a submission.


Person Specification

The person should have the following skills and abilities:



  • Proven project development and management experience
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines with a flexible approach to work and able to work on their own initiative
  • IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience of coordinating Zoom or similar online meetings
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, oral, written and digitally.
  • Ability to work well with people, in different formal and informal settings
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to think and respond calmly when problems arise, and contribute to solutions.
  • Good organisational skills



Desirable skills and abilities include:

  • An interest in art, heritage and culture
  • Proven artistic and technical ability in writing, creating and developing similar projects and ability in digital design (desk-top publishing) packages such as Illustrator and Photoshop or similar including audio and video archives
  • Good language skills in Welsh
  • Experience of using databases


How to Apply

Please send a CV and a personal statement detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification. The personal statement should be no more than 1500 words. Please email these to or post to the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru, c/o Oak Villa, off Amman Rd, Lower Brynamman, Ammanford SA18 1SN.


Deadline for applications:       

Due to the extremely tight timetable for the project, the contractor must be able to start the contract immediately after selection. Applications detailing relevant experience and skills and expertise should be received no later than Friday 27th November 2020.  A shortlist will be then drawn up and shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited to interview on Wednesday 2nd December at Ystradgynlais Miners’ Welfare & Community Hall, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ (please note that due to Covid restrictions, this may be by Zoom).