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Job vacancies

Current vacancies

2019 is a very exciting year for The Story Museum. Major redevelopment work is now underway to create a total of 10 gallery and activity spaces that will bring the whole Museum into full use, enabling us to welcome many more visitors and to provide a home for our collection of 1001 of the world’s greatest stories. Alongside this capital redevelopment supported by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are also embarked on the planned expansion of our staff team in preparation for our reopening in Spring 2020 and will be posting vacancies here as they arise.

We are also looking for two volunteer Trustee appointments, please click here for full details

Artists in Residence

The Story Museum wishes over the next 2-3 months to engage 3 artists: an oral storyteller, a performance poet, songwriter and/or Lyricist and a Puppeteer.

The residencies will reflect our celebration of stories in all forms, particularly the oral roots of story. The new Museum will feature a new installation ‘The Whispering Wood,’ a space celebrating oral stories over the last millennia. We will also be opening ‘Small Worlds’, a brand new space designed with the very young and their families and carers in mind. Hence our desire to invite artists with a focus on oracy as an accessible and interactive route into story-making. Using dynamic, inclusive and engaging methods, associate artists will stimulate creativity and imagination in our audiences, whether at school, at public events, or in community settings, to create long-lasting impact beyond the duration of their residency.

We are looking for artists with a national reputation, a belief in the vision and mission of The Story Museum, and a passion for working with children especially those who struggle with literacy skills.

As an Arts Council NPO Organisation and also funded by Heritage Lottery we welcome applications that contribute to the ACE goals for the Creative Case for Diversity.

For further details and information on how to express an interest please download Invitation for Expressions of Interest


The Story Museum is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or a criminal record.

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You may also wish to check out our volunteer opportunities.

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