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About Us

Vacancies

The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.

The Story Museum is committed to increasing the diversity of our creative programme, workforce and audiences to ensure the quality and impact of our work. As part of this commitment, we will create opportunities specifically for individuals from communities currently under represented at our Museum. This includes people from the Global Majority, specifically the African diaspora; South, East, and South East Asian diaspora; the Middle East and North Africa; people with disabilities; and people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. When submitting an Expression of Interest or applying for a role we ask you to confirm if you identify with one of these communities.

Creative opportunities

The Story Museum regularly collaborates with talented artists, designers, performers and curators to help bring stories to life.

  • If you are an artist looking to appear as part of The Story Museum’s programme, please contact our programming team.
  • If you are looking to use our spaces for a performance or rehearsals, please visit our Venue Hire section.
  • If you are looking for job opportunities, please scroll down.

Visitor Services Duty Manager

Salary: iro £11.80 per hour/£23,000 depending on experience
Contract:
Permanent or temporary contract
Hours:
Zero or Variable hours. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will be required as part of a shared rota

The Visitor Services Duty Manager will work as a team with the existing Visitor Services Managers to provide a friendly and professional front of house welcome to all our visitors. As a primary duty manager you will be responsible for upholding the quality of the visitor experience across the whole Museum offer and to oversee the management of any operational incidents. This is a very exciting opportunity – no two days will ever be the same - and would suit someone who has previous duty manager experience on the ‘front line’ either in a shop, restaurant or venue.

For more information about the role including details of how to apply please download the documents below.

This is an urgent appointment. Applications will be assessed and reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Visitor Services Duty Manager job description PDF (238.008 KB)
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  • Visitor Services Duty Manager person specification PDF (271.962 KB)
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  • Visitor Services Duty Manager Personal Statement 2022 DOCX (59.154 KB)
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  • Visitor Services Duty Manager Recruitment monitoring form DOCX (64.814 KB)
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  • Visitor Services Duty Manager Applicant Information PDF (188.174 KB)
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Story Guides

Salary: £19,305-£19,950 pro rata
Contract:
Variable/zero hours part-time contracts available
Hours:
Variable/zero hours. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will be required as part of a shared rota

We are looking for passionate and engaging people to facilitate and encourage imaginative play in our exhibition spaces, to host birthday parties and to help reset Museum spaces and tidy up our Galleries on a daily basis to ensure that our visitors have the best possible experience.

You'll play a leading role in helping engage visitors of all ages with stories, for example by reading aloud from a book, leading trails, playing with interactive displays and supporting creative learning sessions with pre-school and primary aged school classes and community groups.

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 highest skillset.

For more information about the role including details of how to apply please download the documents below.

Deadline for completed applications: 10am, Tuesday 31 May 2022

Interviews: Friday 10 June 2022

  • Story Guide Job Description 2022 PDF (529.793 KB)
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  • Story Guide Person Specification 2022 PDF (238.288 KB)
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  • Story Guide Personal Statement 2022 DOCX (59.879 KB)
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  • Story Guide 2022 Recruitment monitoring form DOCX (65.194 KB)
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  • Story Guide Applicant Information PDF (189.029 KB)
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Learning & Participation Internships

Salary: £9.50 per hour
Contract: 25 days, June - September 2022
Hours
: Ideally 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday

Do you like stories and working with children and young people?

We are looking for two dynamic and enthusiastic interns to help the Learning & Participation team deliver our schools and family programme. This summer the Learning & Participation team will be offering opportunities for schools and families to enjoy positive, uplifting experiences together, through structured, creative activities.

You will be supporting children visiting the museum during the summer term as part of our funded schools programme, as well as working alongside our Story Leaders to help deliver our summer holiday story courses for children aged 8-12.

Our interns also help support the wider Museum activities by assisting with general office tasks and carrying out front of house shifts when necessary.

For further details, including the full job specification and instructions on how to apply, please download the information below.

Closing date: 10am Tuesday 31 May

Interviews: Friday 10 June

  • LP Internship Specification 2022 PDF (366.401 KB)
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  • LP Intern Personal Statement 2022 DOCX (56.493 KB)
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  • LP Internship 2022 Recruitment monitoring form DOCX (65.211 KB)
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  • Internship Applicant Information 2022 PDF (189.01 KB)
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Apprenticeship - Level 3 Customer Service (Specialist)


Salary
: £12,792 per year or part year (pro rata) or National Minimum Wage as appropriate
Contract: Apprenticeship contract for 15 months (dependent on assessment period)
Hours: 5 days a week except when you have a study day (equivalent of 20% of a working week). Saturdays & Sundays, based on a shift pattern.

Do you like meeting new people? Do you like stories? Are you full of enthusiasm and ideas?

We are looking for someone with a friendly outgoing personality and a sense of humour who has a passion for making sure that other people have a really enjoyable experience. You’ll be working as part of our team in the Museum with our visitors as well as in the Ticket Office & Shop and the Café. Work will range from challenging to menial but no two days will be the same – they often involve cake. And if there’s part of the Museum or a project that particularly interests you then we’ll give the opportunity to learn more.

Applicants will spend 20% of their time in off-the-job training provided by Fareport Training Organisation (UK PRN 100002407) and will gain a Level 3 Customer Service Specialist qualification if they pass the End Point Assessment.

For further information, including the full job description and application form, please download the recruitment pack below.

Closing date: 10am, Monday 23 May 2022

  • Story Museum Apprentice information and job description PDF (392.801 KB)
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  • Recruitment monitoring form DOCX (64.777 KB)
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  • Story Museum Apprentice application form PDF (690.558 KB)
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Resources

  • Diversity Statement PDF (62.625 KB)
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  • Job applicants privacy statement PDF (174.425 KB)
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