Learning Team Details
• Reports to: Learning & Public Programmes Manager – Lianne Rowden
• Meets on all days, as required by schools’ bookings and family activities.
We are proud to say that the Rural Life Museum is a collection and learning led Museum. Formal and informal learning are at the heart of everything we do. The learning team deliver formal sessions for school visits, including Victorian School, World War 2, Work Before Electricity, Victorian Country Child, Transport, Wheelwrighting and more. In addition to the formal learning elements, the team also deliver family activities and informal learning sessions as part of days such as Activity Thursdays each school holiday.
We also run workshops as twilight sessions when the Museum is normally closed to the public, for uniformed groups such as Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Boys Brigade. Our Home Education days and Arts Award programme are also very popular. School bookings are normally within term time on weekdays, in an average year we deliver formal learning to more than 4000 pupils.
Family activities happen during school holidays and at weekends. Full training will be given for all volunteers delivering both formal and informal learning. We like to plan ahead, and Lianne works hard to offer the available sessions out to Learning Team volunteers several months in advance, as school bookings come in and as we deliver the annual public programme.
Whilst the learning team work on all days of the week, this is not a full-time commitment, volunteers are asked for their availability based on the activities planned and the different volunteer skillsets. This is a hands on, public facing role, great for volunteers who like to work with young people and families, who are at their best in front of an audience. Some roles include costume. Volunteering within the learning team may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring
Check before volunteering begins. If you are interested, please click on the link to the form below and get in touch with Lianne!