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Education and Events Coordinator (Internship)
Closing date | 24.08.18 | 5pm

Salary: £19,890

The Bulldog Trust has developed an internship programme to help individuals looking to gain skills and experience working in a museum or gallery environment. This paid internship will be based at Two Temple Place.

Reporting to: Programme Coordinator
Contract: Fixed Term Paid Internship (5 days per week)
Employment Term: October 2018 to mid-May 2019
Remuneration: Salaried at London living wage

Role Description:
This internship will give the successful applicant valuable work experience and an insight into how events and education projects are run in a small but busy exhibition space.

The intern will be responsible for liaising with schools to book all school visits, coordinating the education programme of events and workshops as well as assisting and supporting the team with managing exhibition events, day-to-day administration and supervising volunteers.

This is a full-time, 5 days a week paid internship. The intern will be willing and enthusiastic to help with a range of events throughout the exhibition, including some evenings. They will be expected to work at weekends during the exhibition period and until 9pm on some Wednesdays, as part of our Wednesday Late openings.

Background:
The Bulldog Trust is a charitable trust that has given financial and advisory assistance to charities for over 25 years. The trust is housed within Two Temple Place, a magnificent late-Victorian mansion on the Embankment. In 2011 the Bulldog Trust started a project to host annual exhibitions at Two Temple Place and in October of that year opened its doors for the first time with the exhibition ‘William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth’. The exhibition was attended by over 50,000 visitors and 35 groups of 5-11 year olds (over 1000 school children) came to the specially devised education workshops provided by TheWholeStory. The exhibition programme has since continued to be enormously successful and has now attracted over 200,000 visitors to Two Temple Place.

We are now preparing to host our eighth exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth from 26th January until 22nd April 2019.  This ambitious exhibition, in partnership with The Guild of St George and Museums Sheffield, will position key objects from The Guild’s collection, alongside Ruskin’s contemporaries as well as newly commissioned material by contemporary artists, to explore how John Ruskin’s influence, throughout the arts, education, the economy and the environment, is still being felt today.

Our education and events programmes are developed and adapted each year to complement the exhibition theme and are a central part of the Bulldog Trust’s ongoing drive to engage with increasingly diverse audiences in London. Past events have included craft and drawing workshops, dance, live music performances, panel discussions, lectures, and candlelit story telling.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with and support workshop providers, TheWholeStory to deliver education workshops.
  • Act as main point of contact for schools on the day and in the run up to their visit:
    • Book in primary schools to the workshops and maintain the calendar.
    • Maintain contact with primary schools attending workshops, through regular email and telephone correspondence.
    • Meet and greet the schools on arrival.
    • Follow up with the schools as appropriate.
  • Assist with the programming of family and children’s events, including production of a gallery trail.
  • Assist with delivery and smooth running of exhibition events, including the ‘Wednesday Late’ series and other daytime and evening events.
  • Supervising and supporting volunteers during their shifts and delivering outstanding visitor service.
  • Support the exhibition team with events and day-to-day tasks in the galleries.
  • Answer telephone and e-mail enquiries, taking messages and relaying information where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the education room is tidy and well stocked for school use.
  • Running errands and supporting day-to-day running of the offices.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and management may, at any time, allocate other tasks and responsibilities. As part of a small exhibitions team the candidate should be ready and willing to assist with all aspects of team planning, administration and operations.

Person Specification:

Essential attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly, with a proactive, ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Highly organised, with ability to prioritise varied and busy workload and ability to effectively manage work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, with minimal supervision, as part of a small team.
  • Helpful and positive attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with volunteers and a wide range of visitors.
  • Good computer literacy (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • An interest in the arts, museums, events and education.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required by the exhibition schedule.

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and websites.

How to Apply:
To apply, please attach a CV and a covering letter (addressed to Alexandra Edwards and including your additional task) below and click submit. Your covering letter should detail in a maximum of 600 words:

  • Why you are interested in the role and how it fits your career aspirations.
  • How your skills and experience match the requirements of the job description.

Additional Task: As part of your role as Education and Events Coordinator, you will be tasked to produce a low-cost, exciting and engaging exhibition trail, which will be offered free of charge to families during their visit. As part of your application, please include some ideas about how you would create this trail and what you think the main aim of this trail should be. Please include this after your covering letter, in the same document. This will not count towards the 600 word limit for the letter itself.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 24th August 2018

Interviews will be held: w/c 3rd September 2018

If you have any questions please contact Alexandra Edwards on 0207 836 3715 or alexandra@twotempleplace.org

Equal Opportunities:
The Bulldog Trust is committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability or age. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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