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A development role for young people passionate about creative learning
Application deadline: August 5th 2019
London Transport Museum wants to appoint 6 Young Freelancers to deliver aspects of their programme over the course of a yearlong paid professional development programme.
Young Freelancers are paid a freelance rate of £12.25 per hour for the roles they take on and are paid a training rate for the training they undertake on the programme.
What is a Young Freelancer?
A Young Freelancer is a development role for any young person aged 18-25 who is passionate about creative learning and museums. Young Freelancers work on an ad-hoc project by project basis supporting the delivery of activities across the museum, this could include jobs like supporting other staff to deliver a family storytelling session or working with an artist to deliver a drama workshop to young people.
Young Freelancers receive support and training from the museum’s Young People’s Skills Programme whilst learning on the job and a mentor for the duration of their role. LTM Young Freelancers will also have the opportunity to work at other organisations in the cultural and heritage sector across London, giving you opportunities to develop a strong portfolio of experience and a great network.
The Young Freelancer role is designed to offer a flexible and alternative route for young people into a career in the cultural sector. The role reflects the growing number of freelance opportunities in the sector and trains young people to build the confidence, skills and understanding required to independently embark on a freelance, self-employed career.
The Young Freelancers programme is a development role for young people, we do not have minimum educational or work experience requirements but are looking for people who are:
- Enthusiastic and aged 18 – 25, wishing to learn and gain new skills
- Positive thinkers
- Excellent communicators
- Able to work within a team
- Enthusiastic about museums and supporting others to be their best
- Able to organise their own time effectively
- Experience of supporting learning programmes and/or taking part in a gallery or museum setting is desirable but not essential