Expressions of Interest for Freelance Creative Learning Practitioners – The Atkinson

The Atkinson in Southport is Sefton’s major new ‘cultural hub’ with a museum, art gallery, theatre and library. Thanks to investment from Heritage Lottery Fund, The Atkinson opened its new Museum in February 2015 with Local History and Egyptology galleries. Discover Ancient Egypt showcases Sefton’s unique Egyptology collection which had been in storage for over 40 years. Between Land and Sea tells the story of Sefton’s ever-changing coastline, from pre-historic footprints to land-speed records and the latest communication technologies.

Since the museum opened we have been developing a programme of workshops and activities for local schools and colleges, families, young people and older people delivered by our pool of Creative Learning Practitioners. At the heart of our learning programme is our diverse collections of Local History, Egyptology and Fine Art which provides unique opportunities for unlocking curiosity through creative experiences and encounters with objects.

The Atkinson is looking to expand its team of innovative, experienced and engaging Creative Learning Practitioners to deliver our Learning Programme centred around both their new museum and temporary exhibitions. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the Learning Team to develop workshops based around objects in our collections as well as to deliver them.

They are looking for creative, outgoing individuals with a passion for bringing history and the arts to life.

Working across the Learning Programme the successful candidate may be asked to deliver:

  • Workshops with primary, secondary and SEN schools
  • Teachers CPD opportunities
  • Workshops for families, young people and older people
  • Arts Award Discover & Explore or Bronze, Silver and Gold (if you are already trained as an Arts Award Advisor – though this is not an essential criteria)

To apply, please send a copy of your CV & a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable to the role, to learn@theatkinson.co.uk

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