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Uncomfortable Cambridge: recruiting tour guides!

Uncomfortable Cambridge is a public engagement project that aims to generate discussions about racial inequality, gender and class discrimination, and legacies of empire in Cambridge. It is an expansion of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise which has been running in Oxford since 2018.

We will soon be launching walking tours around the city which raise awareness about ‘uncomfortable’ histories. Tours will reflect on the landscape of the city, looking behind the obvious facades and landmarks to uncover the histories of power, privilege, and inequality that have shaped Cambridge over the centuries, and which continue to influence it today.

We are recruiting a team of guides to deliver the Uncomfortable Cambridge walking tours. The tours are discussion-based, with guides delivering information and then facilitating a conversation between tour participants.

We are looking for excellent communicators who are committed to bringing academic research to a public audience. We need guides who can inspire critical thinking and who are dedicated to sensitive, productive and open discussion about ‘uncomfortable’ topics including racism, gender, sexuality, class, slavery, violence and inequality.

This is a paid, part-time position.

£20/hour, number of hours per week depends on tour demand.
To apply, send a CV and cover letter to by 12 p.m. on 11th March.

Tell us why you are interested in the project and why you would make a great tour guide!

Interviews will be held w/c 14th March.

Training for successful applicants will be held over 25th-27th March.