Extreme Reading Adventures Internship (Paid: 2 positions available)

Reference No.ERAI20 Location:Rochester House, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP Salary:£7.70 /hour (under 25) Benefits:• Be part of team that is committed to sharing great stories and is driven by its values: • Being brave and resourceful • Offering a warm welcome and a satisfied goodbye • Always learning and growing • Being seriously playful • Help to make a tangible difference to improving word poverty through story both at the Museum and through outreach programmes. • Help create a wonder - the world’s first Story Museum. • Work with colleagues for whom exploring cultural differences and working to increase inclusion is integral to their working day. • Benefit from Continuing Personal & Professional Development programmes and regular team briefings and training sessions. • Opportunities for flexible working including part-time, job share and time off in lieu. Receive access to an Employee Support Programme which offers confidential advice and counselling. • Work in an organisation where everyone gets paid above the National Living Wage and gets 25 days annual leave a year (pro rata) plus bank holidays. • Join a pension scheme with a 5% company contribution. • Benefit from exclusive offers and concessions in the shop, café and for entry to the galleries and special events. Main duties:

You will specifically support the programme by:

  • carrying out administrative tasks connected to the programme;
  • devising activities and preparing learning resources for the sessions;
  • communicating with teachers, parents and other parties to ensure commitment from the participants, especially attendance;
  • assisting with data collection for evaluation of the impact of the scheme, including focus groups and one-to-one questionnaires;
  • making a scrapbook journal of the Extreme Reading programme week by week to present to the funders;
  • assisting with delivery of the sessions, held every Sunday from 2pm-4.30pm.
  • All interns are required to help support the wider Museum activities by assisting with general office tasks and carrying out front of house shifts when necessary.
Interview date:24/01/2020 Closing date:20/01/2020 Job Description:

The Story Museum is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic interns to help the Learning & Participation team deliver our Extreme Reading Adventures programme.  Extreme Reading Adventures is a very successful project, now in its 6th year, aimed at children who have been identified as ‘reluctant readers’. This summer we are working with a group of 8 schools to identify a group of around 20 children aged 8-12, whom the schools have identified as failing to make the expected progress in their reading. A large number of these students have English as an Additional Language. Over six weekly sessions the children will explore six books, each with a related ‘adventure’ activity. The programme is designed to help children make emotional connections with reading and to stimulate their desire to read, encouraging them to start reading for pleasure and thereby improving their literacy skills. Feedback from both parents and teachers has been very positive and we are very fortunate to have secured funding to run this scheme as a free activity for those taking part.

As long as you’re available to work in Oxford and can commit to the role for 25 days between Monday 22 April and Sunday 14 June, then we’re keen to hear from you.

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