About the Role
As a Casual Learning Assistant in the Museum's Learning Team you will be responsible for providing guided tours and delivering drop-in activities for families, children, and youth groups. Predominantly providing cover during peak times and annual leave, we wouldn’t need you all of the time and you would be engaged with us on a casual basis. We feel that this would be a really interesting opportunity to impart knowledge and history to others, be a part of a worthwhile cause and perhaps, provide an opportunity for you to enter into the world of work or, combine with your other focuses in a flexible and low commitment way!
Please note the hourly rate for this position is £10.49
Ideally you will have experience in a similar role (e.g. working with families and young people) and you will have a genuine passion for history. In this role you will need to tell the stories that support the humanitarian legacy of our organisation, hold the attention of your audience, and answer questions about the museum and its collections – don’t worry, we will make sure that you have all the information to do a fantastic job!
About the Museum
The Museum of the Order of St John is one of the great hidden treasures of London, tracing the continuous history of a charity that dates back over 900 years. The Order of St John, an international charity, has a remit to provide humanitarian aid and medical support worldwide.
The Museum at St John’s Gate has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years. The extensive collections include paintings and illuminated manuscripts, rare armour, a bronze cannon given by Henry VIII, ancient coins, decorative furniture, ceramics, silverware and textiles. It has galleries and visitor facilities, including a dedicated learning space which allows for the provision of various workshops and events for community groups and schools.
Across St John’s Square from the Gate is the Priory Church, with its twelfth century Crypt. The Church’s Priory Gallery features an exhibition on life in the medieval priory and Clerkenwell through the ages.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Much of our front-line delivery is provided by our dedicated and highly-trained volunteers.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them under 18, also learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.
Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat, the communities we serve, and our own people.
We are a team of over 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid, training and campaigning.
Your wellbeing is very important to us, we, therefore, provide a variety of confidential services to help manage your money, health and mental wellbeing which you can start using from the moment you join.
You will receive; Competitive salary, fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, health and wellbeing portal, access to discounts portal including gym discounts, high street stores and restaurants and access to our confidential assistance programme.
Interview Date: 16/04/2019
Application Review Date: 27/03/2019
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role
If you are a current St John Ambulance employee, please apply here: Click here
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