School Educator / Learning Facilitator – The Charterhouse

Job Title: School Educator / Learning Facilitator
Term: Freelance contract
Location: The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN
Closing date: 9:00 am 15 April 2024

The Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery in London which, since the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, has served as Tudor mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. Our remarkable historic site is situated on 7 acres near Barbican in central London and has been home to a community of residents known as ‘Brothers’ since our charity was founded in 1611.

In January 2017 we opened to the public for the very first time and members of the public are invited to visit our Museum, shop, chapel and learning centre. The museum, developed in partnership with the Museum of London, tells the story of the Charterhouse from the Black Death to the present day.

The Governors have this year agreed a new strategy for the Charterhouse entitled Creating a Community of Excellence for the Care of Older People and is supported through pillars of place, care, and sustainability. Community engagement and the provision of an education programme forms an integral part of this strategy.

We are looking for a small team of talented, skilled and imaginative freelance educators to work with us on our Learning Programme. Our sessions are designed to support pupils’ study of subjects including history, religious studies and art.

Our schools programme covers Key Stage 1 to 2 and encompasses a range of playful, practical and stimulating workshops for schools. The freelance educator role is essential to the success of this. The role is responsible for the delivery of high quality learning activities delivered to schools that will increase participation and generate crucial departmental income.

As a schools freelancer you will join our Museum and Learning Team lead by the Museum Manager and supported by an enthusiastic team of front of house staff and volunteers. You will engage and inspire school groups as you deliver a varied programme of activities.

Successful candidates will have previous experience of delivering learning experiences to a variety of audiences in informal settings, have an understanding of how people learn and have excellent face to face communication skills.

Experience working with children; excellent presentation and communication skills; reliability, flexibility and independent work style are all desirable qualities in prospective candidates.

For further information please contact Gabriella Esser, Museum Manager (gabriella.esser@thecharterhouse.org) for an informal chat about the role.

The Charterhouse is an amazing place for students to learn about the changing face of England. From monks to monarchs, you will help them to discover the fascinating stories of those who have helped shape the history of our nation.

As a small heritage site and working almshouse we have capacity for one class onsite at a time, taking place Tuesday to Friday between 10.30am – 12.30pm. Sessions last 2 hours with an option to book an additional 30-minute lunchroom slot in the Learning Centre.

We have recently refined our offer for schools which now mainly focuses on a Primary (KS1-2) audience. Our Primary visits comprise the majority of our bookings with our sessions on the Black Death, Tudors and Queen Elizabeth I seeing the strongest take up.

Please see full details of our schools programme here: http://www.thecharterhouse.org/learning/

Salary and hours: £80 for a half day (3 hours: 2 hour delivery + 30 mins either side for session set up/close down) working 10am-1pm.

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How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet each of the criteria in the person specification to Gabriella Esser, Museum Manager, gabriella.esser@thecharterhouse.org by 9am on Monday 15 April.