Learning Assistant (Casual)
Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.'
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact.
About the Museum
The Museum of the Order of St John is one of the great hidden treasures of London, tracing the continuous history of a charity that dates back over 900 years. The Order of St John, an international charity, has a remit to provide humanitarian aid and medical support worldwide.
The Museum at St John’s Gate has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years. The extensive collections include paintings and illuminated manuscripts, rare armour, a bronze cannon given by Henry VIII, ancient coins, decorative furniture, ceramics, silverware and textiles. It has galleries and visitor facilities, including a dedicated learning space which allows for the provision of various workshops and events for community groups and schools.
Across St John’s Square from the Gate is the Priory Church, with its twelfth century Crypt. The Church’s Priory Gallery features an exhibition on life in the medieval priory and Clerkenwell through the ages.
About the Role
We are currently looking for a couple of enthusiastic people to support our Learning team, to provide guided tours for families, children and youth groups when they visit our historic museum. Predominantly providing cover during peak times and annual leave, we wouldn’t need you all of the time therefore you would be engaged with us on a casual basis – however we feel that this would be a really interesting opportunity to impart knowledge and history to others, be a part of a worthwhile cause, and perhaps be opportunity for you to enter into the work of work or combine with your other focuses in a flexible and low commitment way!
We would prefer if you had experience in a similar role (e.g. presenting to groups), that you have genuine interest in history, and of course you need to be able to engage with kids of all ages. In this role you will need to be able to retell the stories that create the magic and mystique of the legacy of our organisation, hold the attention of your audience, and answer questions about the museum artefacts – don’t worry we will make sure that you have all the information that you need to do a fantastic job!
If this seems like something you would like to do and think you would be good fit – click on the link to find out more about this role on our website. You can find out more about the Museum by going to the website http://museumstjohn.org.uk/ (copy & paste into your browser)
We look forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions regarding this role, please direct your enquiries to NHQ-HR@sja.org.uk
Note: This role is not a full time role and operates under variable hour conditions based on requirements, and you may be required to work on Saturdays and evenings on occasion.
Strictly No Agencies
Closing Date: 13 April 2018
Interview Date: Interviews to held 25 April 2018