Learning Volunteer

Children and young people | Education and literacy | Families | Culture, heritage and events | Galleries | Heritage | Museums and libraries

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Location: Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EW (see map)

Travel: Lambeth North station. St Thomas' Hospital / A & E Department bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Assist the learning team in setting up and packing down school sessions
  • Help the actor-explainer with greeting school groups and crowd control on gallery
  • Explain the workshop activities to teachers and pupils and support the group’s engagement with the museum
  • Support the learning team with the preparation and facilitation of holiday activities for families
  • Assist with the evaluation and marketing of the learning programme as required and help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys and by recording visitor engagement figures
  • Contributing to the upkeep and visual appearance of the museum by keeping it clean and tidy for our visitors

What impact will this have?

  • Support our Learning Programme to ensure that our schools and families have the best possible experience during their visit to the museum
  • Help with the smooth running of schools and family programmes
  • Help schools to better engage with the museum

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • We are looking for individuals who can commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week for a minimum of 3 months. A regular pattern of working days is preferred with some degree of flexibility negotiable.
  • Shifts are half days 10.00-14.00 Monday – Friday. Shifts in school holidays may vary. The museum offers three Key Stage 1 workshops per day at 10.15-11.15, 11.30-12.30 and 13.00-14.00.

What else do I need to know?

  • The role will suit someone who:

    Has an interest in working with families and primary schools, specifically Key Stage 1 children (ages 6-7). You do not need previous experience with schools

    Has good verbal communication skills and confidence when communicating to visitors of all ages, especially children, young people, families and educational groups

    Is friendly and welcoming

    Has a flexible and proactive approach

    Is reliable and able to commit to one shift per week

    Is willing to work both autonomously as well as part of a team

    Has an interest in museums and history

    You must be security conscious, adhering to the Museum’s policies concerning Health and Safety and Safeguarding and the wearing of your pass at all times when on the premises
  • What we can offer you:

    Opportunity to gain experience working in a museum environment as well as in an education/learning capacity

    Experience of working with schools and families

    Opportunity to develop new skills and gain valuable work-related experience

    The opportunity to develop communication skills and gain experience in working with people of different ages and backgrounds

    Opportunity to engage with history

    Experience of working in a visitor facing role improving communication skills

    Opportunity to meet new and like-minded people

    Training as required for the role

    Travel expenses reimbursed up to £10
  • Once you have registered your interest for this role we will be in touch with details of how to submit a formal application. You can also apply online directly at https://florence-nightingale.co.uk/volunteer/

Expenses

  • Up to £10 travel expenses

Background checks

  • Other background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • An interest in working with families and primary schools. You do not need previous experience with schools
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional

Training

  • Full museum induction
  • Opportunities to shadow school sessions

Location

Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EW

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