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Volunteer Education Assistant


What is the opportunity?

Rotherham Heritage Learning Service is looking for a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist with school sessions at our Heritage sites. The role will include supporting our Education Assistants during school sessions as well as assisting with preparation and setting up of activities.

If you are interested in a career in Heritage Learning this is the ideal opportunity to gain experience and develop new skills.


What’s in it for you:

Learn New Skills including

  • How to work with schools in a heritage setting,
  • cooking on a Range,
  • How to handle museum objects and use them with schools.
  • Researching links with the National Curriculum and our collections.

Meeting People and making new friends

Work with other people passionate about heritage and learning outside the classroom

To share your knowledge and experience with others

Become part of an enthusiastic friendly Team


What’s involved?

To assist and support the Education Assistant or Learning Officer in delivering activities to schools, vulnerable adults and other community groups.

To assist the Learning Officer with the preparation of new learning activities when required

To assist with the preparation, setting up and tiding away of learning spaces, equipment and resources for all activities.

To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and/or vulnerable adults whilst visiting our heritage venues.

To ensure that the needs of all our visitors, pupils, teachers and other learners are met to a consistently high standard.

To follow the health and safety risk assessments for all activities, and to ensure the appropriate use of handling collections and equipment and resources.


The Role will suit people who:

An interest in/or knowledge of history

Some previous experience of working with young children

Enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy and have good communication skills

Able to work without supervision when required

Have good attention to detail


What support we can provide:

We value all our volunteers and encourage the development of new skills and experience.  In house training will be provided on a regular basis to help volunteers develop or enhance their skills.


Location:

Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA

Boston Castle, Boston Grove, Moorgate, Rotherham, S60 2BD


Commitment Required:

A day or half-day once a week during term time (8.30-3.30)

Contact Details:

Lorna Pedley, Learning Officer

01709 336633

Lorna.pedley@rotherham.gov.uk


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