Education Assistant: British Schools Museum
Starting Salary: £8.21 - £8.50 per hour
Working Hours: Part-time, 18 hours per week (Monday to Thursday, 9.30am – 2pm) Occasional evening and weekends may be required.
The British Schools Museum is uniquely placed to portray the history of elementary education and the social history of childhood from the late 18th century, through to the late 1960’s. A large and fascinating collection, which includes: textiles, books, furniture, photographs and artefacts related to childhood and education, is housed in a complex of schools buildings dating from 1837 to 1905, in the picturesque market-town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Bringing learning to life, we regularly entertain educational & school groups, and visitors from around the country with our interactive Victorian and World War II school experiences.
The Hitchin British Schools Trust is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual with the passion and creativity to help maintain the quality of our schools programmes, increase visitor numbers and plan and deliver learning activities for all ages.
Responsible for our dedicated team of volunteers, and the delivery of our education programmes, the Education Assistant will be accountable for ensuring that every school visit is a success and enjoyed by all. Liaising with school visitors will be a key aspect of the role and important in gaining feedback to guide our future.
- To deliver the formal schools programmes whilst engaging with schools to maintain the programmes’ relevance to the National Curriculum.
- Support the design and delivery of a variety of informal learning activities.
- Deliver and aid in development of learning and discovery activities that help a broad range of people to access the museum and collections.
- Develop and implement ‘discovery trails’ during school holiday periods.
- To deliver outreach where potential support and increased profile are beneficial to the museum.
- To support the Curator in the design and delivery of exhibitions, to ensure that age-appropriate interpretation is made available to younger visitors.
- Any other responsibilities suitable for the post as required by the Manager and Trustees.
- Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, or with a relevant level of previous work experience
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Knowledge of the National Curriculum
- Knowledge of safeguarding requirements.
- An interest in the museums or heritage sector
- Leadership experience, particularly with volunteers.
- Interest in/knowledge of the history of education or social history.
The job description is an outline of the main responsibilities of the post. Occasionally, it may be necessary for the post-holder to undertake other duties, as defined by the Curator or Museum Manager.
Please send a CV and covering letter, clearly stating how you meet the criteria in the person specification, by email to: email@example.com
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mark Copley on:
Tel: 01462 420144
Closing date: Thursday 18th July at 5pm
Interviews: W/C Monday 29th July