Creative Facilitator commission

Submitted by MuseumofOxford on March 18, 2024 - 10:07
Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Monday, 8 April, 2024

About the Museum:

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Oxford and its people. As part of our redevelopment in 2021, we opened brand new galleries and lively and welcoming learning spaces to use for workshops and creative activities.
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The Learning team are looking for freelance creative facilitators with experience of working with children, to plan and deliver workshops as part of our Summer programming.  

Our summer exhibition will be based around the 400th anniversary of St Giles’ Fair and in celebration of the stories of the Showmen’s community, and we have funding from the South East Museum Development Going Green grant fund to support some of our activities about reducing our impact on the environment.  We would like to commission one or more creative facilitators who will devise an art or craft activity as part of our public programming around this exhibition, the Going Green theme, and other themes that are relevant to Oxford’s history and the stories we tell. This could be an activity you have already delivered and can be adapted to our themes, or a completely new activity.

This activity will:
Be suitable for children ages 5 and up, to complete with adult support if necessary

Make use of recycled materials if possible

Draw inspiration from the history and traditions of St Giles Fair or other themes from Oxford’s history.

As a creative practitioner, you will have:
Experience of running multiple workshops across a day to diverse audiences

Experience of working with children aged 5 – 14 years old and their parents and carers

Experience of delivering activity with participants with a variety of accessibility needs, and be proactive in adapting your session accordingly

Consider sustainability in your use of materials

The fee for this project is £500 per facilitator. This fee will cover the planning, resourcing and delivery of two to three, 60 to 90-minute workshops on one day in August. There will be a small additional budget for materials if required, please ensure you include this in your proposal.

How to apply:
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a brief summary of your proposed activity, including appropriate age range, topic or theme, expected outcomes and a materials list. You may submit a brief for more than one activity. We also ask that you submit either a CV or short bio of no more than 200 words, including at least one example of relevant experience to this role.

If you would like to discuss this role further, or apply for the role, please contact Charlotte Drohan, Museum Learning Assistant,

The deadline for submissions is April 8th 2024, at 5pm.

Contact Details: 

Charlotte Drohan, Museum Learning Assistant,

Museums and Heritage
Families and early years
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