Story Guide (and Senior Story Guides)

Reference No.SG20 Location:Rochester House, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP Salary:£17,500 - £19.500 pro rata Benefits:• Help create a wonder - the world’s first Story Museum. 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. • 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. • 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. • 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:

Main responsibilities and duties

We are recruiting Story Guides with a range of abilities and will provide training and career progression for successful applicants who currently do not meet the higher skillset.  Assessments will be made at the interview stage.

Added responsibilities and duties of the Senior Story Guides include

  • Delivering of Early Years/Foundation sessions by exploring space/story play/craft to meet required learning outcomes.
  • Using sensory props, sounds and textures with performance techniques to help engagement with story.
  • Leading Story Walks.
  • Supervising volunteers and help them to feel involved and motivated thereby maximising potential; referring upwards any issues of concern.
Interview date:24/01/2020 Closing date:20/01/2020 Job Description:

The Story Museum is looking for passionate and engaging people to be a living embodiment of story across the Museum for our visitors of all ages. You will be a key presence in all areas of our fantastic and most unusual new Museum, from telling traditional oral stories in the Whispering Wood to running interactive early years sessions in mall Worlds. You’ll be equally confident telling stories, singing songs, dressing up and welcoming visitors however small or tall.  You’ll also need to be prepared to get stuck into the practical side of things– moving furniture, cleaning the exhibits, tidying up and stepping in when your colleagues need a hand.

We have a range of positions available and will provide training including for candidates who have the right aptitude and enthusiasm and need more experience.

Main purpose of the role

  • Provide an engaging and informed first point of contact for visitors to the Museum
  • Facilitate and encourage imaginative play in the exhibition spaces
  • Deliver story and play sessions, host birthday parties
  • Help to maintain installations and exhibition spaces to high standards

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