Relief Schools and Activities Assistant
About Heritage and Culture Warwickshire
Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) provide a wide range of services that help local communities and visitors to connect and engage with their local heritage. We safeguard Warwickshire’s archives, history and natural sciences, protect its historic and natural environment and provide high quality arts and cultural opportunities and lifelong learning for everyone in the County and beyond.
Heritage and Culture Warwickshire has several sites based in and around Warwick, Market Hall Museum, St Johns House, Warwickshire County Record Office and a Collections Centre for the museum collections. We are a countywide service and work with partners from within and outside Warwickshire County Council to offer outreach services to local communities.
About the Learning and Community Engagement team
The Learning and Community Engagement team (Lace) consists of the Senior Lace Officer, a Lace Officer, a Lace Trainee, the Volunteer Coordinator, an Exhibitions and Engagement Officer who are the core team, and several teams of staff who deliver our activity programmes. We deliver workshops for schools at HCW sites and in schools, an events and activities programme for families and adult audiences at the Market Hall museum and the County Record Office, we run regular groups that meet at the Market Hall museum such as Arty Tots, we run sleepovers and supervise overnight commercial hire of St Johns House. The Support Assistant and Overnight activities teams also support the Development Team with the delivery of events for income generation.
Our school workshop programme is delivered by a team of Group Leaders, assisted by the Support Assistant team. The Support Assistant team, with the Evening and Overnight Activity Leaders team, deliver our family holiday events in the Market Hall Museum and evening events. The Evening and Overnight Activity Leaders also supervise and run group sleepovers at the Market Hall museum.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about working with the public, enjoy the challenge of no day being the same and are able to take the initiative if called upon.
About the role of Relief Schools and Activities Support Assistant
This role is working with the Learning and Community Engagement team to support school group visits to our three sites in Warwick, Market Hall and St Johns House museums and the Warwickshire County Record Office. You will work alongside the Group Leader team, meeting and greeting visiting school groups, ensuring Group Leaders have all the resources they need, assisting in workshop delivery where required, and making sure the buildings are clean at the end of the school visit. With other Support Assistants you will deliver our holiday activities for families at the Market Hall museum and other venues in Warwick, as well as assist in the delivery of special events such as the Haunted House experience and escape games. All carried out during the normal opening hours of the sites and at evenings and weekends. From time to time the role will also include assisting with private functions at the Market Hall museum alongside the Development Team.
We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with people and are friendly and welcoming. Good organisational and time keeping skills will help you succeed in this role. Teamworking and communication is key to this role. Although an interest in heritage is useful it is not essential for this role.
The post is offered as a casual contract as the availability of work is dependent upon school groups making bookings for workshops at our museum sites and the programming of events at the Market Hall museum.
If you are interested in this role you may also be interested in a role in our Evening and Overnight Activities team as well. This team are primarily responsible for running our Night at the Museum sleepover experiences at Market Hall museum and supervising private, overnight hire of St Johns House museum. From time to time the role will also include assisting with private functions at the Market Hall museum alongside the Development Team. It is possible to hold both roles with us.
Evening and Overnight Activities Leader positions are also available – please click on this link for more information and to apply.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
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Closing Date: Monday 8th November 2021
Interview Date: 30th November 2021 at St Johns House museum, Warwick
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