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Job Opportunity: Workshop Leaders, Canterbury Museums and Galleries

The closing date is Friday 18th March 2016.
Successful applicants will be asked to come in for an informal chat about the role and undertake a short online child safety awareness course. A DRB check is preferred, but not essential.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and creative students (from third year Undergraduates to PhD level) who have a particular interest in education, history and art to lead several workshops for children over the coming months.
Here at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury Heritage Museum and Canterbury Roman Museum, we deliver an award-winning programme of learning workshops for young people of all educational levels, from reception through to Further and Higher Education.

We are looking for students who would be willing to deliver our pre-designed workshops that cover a range of topics that we support with our unique collections. These range from Ancient Greeks and the Romans, to Bagpuss and the Clangers or Investigating Portraiture. More about what we offer can be found here:

We offer a standard fee of £11 an hour, with most workshops lasting 1.5 hours, and preparation and tidying time (also paid at the hourly rate). This would be on an ad hoc basis. Skills you would gain include: confidence to lead a workshop, experience of delivering engaging workshops to often large groups of children, and the possibility of shaping the workshops for the future.

This opportunity would particularly suit any students wanting to go into teaching, or looking to use their own skills in a certain area to further explore career choices.

This would be on an ongoing basis, so we ask that people whom apply will be reliable and genuinely interested in taking shifts when they are offered to them.

If you would like to apply, please email a CV, covering note of 250 words on why you would like to take up this opportunity, and any particular areas of interest you may have to:
Anna Meldrum, Learning Officer at Canterbury Museum and Galleries.