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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 therefore have the following vacancies to fill.

Participation Co-ordinator

Part time, 0.6 (22.5 hours a week), fixed term contract until September 2020
£20,000-£22,000 pro-rata dependent on experience

Whilst building work takes place on site, The Story Museum is undertaking a programme of activities and initiatives to build and widen our visitor base and reach in order to extend access and deepen our level of community engagement. The new role of Participation Co-ordinator, supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, will play a key role in cultivating and broadening our children and family visitors through our outreach activities and peripatetic programme during 2019, ensuring that these new audiences continue to engage with the Museum when it reopens in 2020.

The Participation Co-ordinator will work closely alongside the Programme team to ensure that our activities have the greatest potential impact on the target groups that we want to reach, ensuring that the voices of new and excluded groups and participants are heard and help shape all aspects of the Museum’s operations and programming. They will also help develop successful community partnerships in order to deliver shared objectives around social and learning impacts.

To apply please download a full role description, and submit a completed application form and recruitment monitoring form to Isabella Mead, Head of Learning and Participation.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 1 February 2019
Interviews: Friday 15 February 2019


Learning Officer

Full time (37.5 hours a week), permanent contract
£20,000-£22,000

The Story Museum highlights the human need for stories and celebrates the many ways people benefit from engaging with great stories and creating stories of their own. We are looking for an experienced Learning Officer to support the Head of Learning and Participation to deliver our inspiring story-based learning sessions both inside and outside the building. The role involves the delivery of both formal and informal learning sessions to audiences of all ages and providing administrative and creative support to the Learning Department.

The postholder will also work alongside the Participation Coordinator, helping to deliver outreach projects with target groups and welcoming those groups back to the reopened Musuem in 2020.

To apply please download a full  role description, and submit a completed application form and recruitment monitoring form to Isabella Mead, Head of Learning and Participation.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 1 February 2019
Interviews: Friday 15 February 2019


Communications Manager (Marketing)

Part time, 0.6 (22.5 hours a week), 6-month fixed term contract, with expectation of renewal
£22,848 pro-rata

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work alongside our Communications Manager (Press & PR) in helping to create and deliver the Museum’s marketing strategies to increase our reach to new audiences in line with our Audience Development Plan and to meet ticket income targets.

The role will involve taking responsibility for the Museum’s targeted and general marketing activity via print and digital, including managing distribution, monitoring return on investment on marketing spend, contributing to strategies to raise awareness with new audiences and providing in-house studio design using templates with InDesign and Photoshop.

As the Museum prepares to reopen in Spring 2020 this is a particularly exciting time to join the Communications team.

To apply please download a full role description, and submit a completed application form and recruitment monitoring form to Sophie Hiscock, Head of Fundraising and Communications.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 1 February 2019
Interviews: Monday 11 February 2019


Collections and Exhibitions Intern

3 months (starting March/April 2019)
£7.50 – £8.21 per hour, depending on age

Do you like stories? Are you interested in history? Are you full of enthusiasm and ideas? We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic intern to help the Exhibitions and Collections team research our Story Collections and assist with content development for the new gallery displays.

Duties may include collections research, documenting, recording, organising, as well as meeting with experts, attending events and general administration. In addition all our Interns support the wider Museum activities by helping with general office tasks and carrying out front of house shifts when necessary.

Find out more by downloading the full  role description.

To apply please complete the  application form and recruitment monitoring form and return to Lisa Mitchell, Head of Exhibitions and Story Collections.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 15 February 2019
Interviews: Monday 25 February


Learning and Participation Intern

25 days between Monday 8 April – Friday 17 May, including Saturday 27 April, Saturday 4 May and Saturday 11 May
£7.50 – £8.21 per hour, depending on age

We are looking for a keen intern with a passion for reading to help the Learning and Participation team to deliver our Extreme Reading Adventures programme. Extreme Reading is a very successful project aimed at children who have been identified as ‘reluctant readers’. Over six weekly sessions the children explore six books, each with a related ‘activity’ adventure to help them make emotional connections with reading, stimulate their desire to read and encourage them to start reading for pleasure, thereby improving their literacy skills.

The role will involve helping to administer the project, liaising with teachers and parent, devising activities and preparing lesson resources for the sessions, helping deliver the sessions and assisting with data collection and evaluation of the project.

Find out more by downloading the full  role description.

To apply please complete the application form and recruitment monitoring form and return to Isabella Mead, Head of Learning and Participation.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 15 February 2019
Interviews: Monday 25 February


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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