Know a child who loves history? They could be English Heritage’s first CEO

They're looking for children who love history and have a good imagination. Photograph: English Heritage
4 Jun 2015 @ 10.27 pm
| Family, History
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It runs Cliffords Tower, the York Cold War Bunker and 400 other historic places across England. And now English Heritage has launched a nationwide search for its first ever CEO (Child Executive Officer).

The charity is calling on all children aged 12 or under who love castles, forts and battlefields, and who have lots of imagination, to put themselves forward for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Fun auditions will be held across the country including at Clifford’s Tower in York.

Auditions will be held in Clifford's Tower
Auditions will be held in Clifford’s Tower

Emily Sewell, English Heritage head of events, said:

We want to get a kid’s eye view of history and let them takeover this summer.

Our first ever Child Executive Officer will put children firmly in the spotlight and give them the opportunity to get hands-on with history and do things they’ve never done before.

We’re looking for someone who is imaginative, who can be a kids’ champion, and who can play their part in bringing history to life.

To apply for the role , children will need to say what period in history they would most like to travel back to – and why – and tell us what fun activity from the past they would most like to do.

Shortlisted children will be invited to a fun audition at an English Heritage site near to them. The successful Child Executive Officer and Roundtable will be revealed at the beginning of July.