Museum Science Tutor (Casual)

Location:Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire Salary:£15.75 per hour plus holiday pay Main duties:
  • To deliver the full range of established curriculum-related school workshops and informal sessions to the highest standards including preparation and clearing away of equipment and resources
  • To provide excellent customer service, greet groups on arrival and manage children and school adults safely within the Learning Centre, Museum and outdoor environment
  • To update existing science workshops for schools in line with curriculum developments and in response to visitor feedback
  • To develop new science related workshops at all levels as opportunities arise within the curriculum and with the Museum’s collection
  • To advise the Head of Learning and relevant colleagues in relation to science links and opportunities for formal and informal learning regarding permanent displays and temporary exhibitions
  • To develop and deliver informal learning programmes related to science
  • To keep up to date with developments in science education
  • To assist with the evaluation of sessions in conjunction with the Head of Learning and to attend training sessions or train the learning team when required
  • To develop and deliver curriculum and professional development sessions for teachers
  • To comply with the Museum’s Health and Safety policies, risk assessments and safe systems of work and report any concerns
Interview date:12/12/2019 Closing date:22/11/2019 Job Description:
Are you interested in museum learning? Do you want to join an award-winning team of museum educators committed to providing a wide range of exciting learning opportunities for all? The River & Rowing Museum is a dynamic independent museum celebrating its 21st anniversary this year. We need your knowledge and skills to help deliver high quality experiences for schools and families.
An excellent communicator with strong subject knowledge and teaching experience, you will be comfortable working with a wide range of ages and abilities with enthusiasm, patience and flexibility. You will be responsible for delivering cross-curricular workshops to primary and secondary school groups and some children’s and family events. The role includes sustaining and maximizing the science strand of the learning programme.
The post is flexible as it responds to demand from schools.  The role is weekdays during term time on an as required, but pre-booked, basis.  Hours are agreed half a term in advance with the possibility of additional hours if school visits are booked at shorter notice.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019. Interviews will be on Thursday 12 December 2019 at the Museum.

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