We are currently looking for;

Learning and Engagement Freelancer


About the Role

The Trust is looking to grow its team of dedicated Freelancers help deliver our popular and ever-expanding education and communities programme. 

Our programme consists of; costumed role-play sessions, object handling, nights at the Museum, Children’s Holiday Club, store tours and talks. These are run either as an on-site visit or as outreach.


Main Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Museum and Archive team as well as other Freelancers to provide high-quality sessions for a range of audiences i.e. children, young people and adults.
  • Support the delivery of our education and communities programme which cover topics such as Victorians, WW2, textiles, design, crafting and local history.
  • Ensure the learning needs and objectives for each group are met.
  • Be available to set up and clear down for each session.
  • Ensure all handling objects and/or resources are cared for and maintained at a high standard.
  • Be a representative of the Trust when delivering any of our programmes in any capacity.
  • Personally ensure all legal requirements relating to health and safety, safeguarding and insurance are adhered to and kept up to date.
  • The majority of bookings are organised Monday- Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.


What We Are Looking For

  • Someone who is proactive, enthusiastic and adaptable.
  • Enjoys working and interacting with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
  • Are confident in delivering engaging learning experiences.
  • Has a keen interest for museums, heritage and history.


Person Specification Requirements:


  • Previous teaching experience either in a heritage setting or mainstream education.
  • Flexible availability including occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Experience of working with children and young people with special education needs.
  • Able to work independently but also be a keen team player.
  • This position is subject to a DBS check.


  • Knowledge of the national curriculum.
  • A full, clean driving licence.



This is a freelance contract, paid at £20 per hour. 


To Apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to Polly Redman at . Both documents should explain concisely any relevant experience and why you are suitable candidate for the role.

If you would like any additional information about the role or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Polly via the same email address.