Lead Freelancer - Young Volunteer Project

Lead Freelancer - Young Volunteer Project
Employer: London Transport Museum
Salary: £3400 total fee
Location: Covent Garden, London

London Transport Museum (LTM) is an education and heritage preservation charity, and a subsidiary company of Transport for London (TfL). As a charity, the Museum’s objectives include the delivery of education programmes for schools, young people and communities throughout London.

At the heart of this work is the Learning Team whose programmes focus on four distinctive strands to engage schools, family groups, communities and young people.

The Young People’s Skills Programme (YPSP) uses the LTM collection, site and links to Transport for London (TfL) to provide access to a range of inspiring and fun activities that meet the diverse needs of young Londoners. The programme enables participants to gain confidence, skills and independence through valuable Museum focussed experiences.

This brief focuses on delivering a Young Volunteer Project developed with one of our Learning Team Apprentices.

Young Volunteer projects recruit diverse groups of up to 10 young people aged 18-25 to develop and deliver a meaningful project with the Museum. Young Volunteers collaborate closely with Museum teams to deliver valuable public facing outcomes that align with and enrich the wider work of the organisation. Each project gives young people an authentic work experience and provides an opportunity to develop vital transferable skills as well as sector knowledge and understanding. Each Young Volunteer is offered CV and employment training and the opportunity to complete a Bronze Arts Award qualification.

For this Young Volunteer project, young people aged 18-25 will devise and deliver the family activities for the September Open Depot Weekend, 22-23 September 2018. The theme is ‘Moving London’ and the volunteers will receive a brief to devise an engineering focused activity.

Summary of work required

Job Details
• Approximately 17 days of work, roughly broken down as 10 days of delivery (sessions with YVs and Open weekend), 4 days of development, 2 days of Arts Award admin, 1 day of evaluation
• Fee: £3400
• The position will be based at LTM Covent Garden and our Museum Depot in Acton
• Provisional delivery dates for day-long sessions with the Young Volunteers are:
18, 25 July
1, 8, 22, 29 August
12, 22, 23, 26 September

Key accountabilities:
• Work collaboratively with the Apprentice: Young People (18-25) to plan and deliver the 10 sessions of the project to a group of up to 10 young volunteers aged 18-25.
• Enable the Apprentice to support project development, delivery and management, including taking on an active mentoring and training role to young volunteers.
• Work with LTM staff and the Apprentice to provide effective induction and initial training for new young volunteers.
• Devise and facilitate creative activities to support Young Volunteers to research, develop and design family activities that will fit in and work with the Open Depot’s wider programming.
• Research how the activity or resource could be inspired by LTM’s Collection
• Train and support YVs to deliver their project outcome and, as Lead Freelancer, oversee the delivery of the activities by young volunteers at the Depot Open Weekend.
• Ensure YV’s opinions are valued and advocated to other project stakeholders and that their recommendations are visible in the project’s outcomes
• Evaluate the project throughout with the young volunteers and in doing so enable the young people involved to reflect on and articulate their own experience, ideally through the completion of a Bronze Arts Award (please note that our Apprentices are Arts Award Assessors so the Freelancer does need to be an Arts Award Assessor)
• Work with the Apprentice to write an evaluation report at the end of the project.

Person Specification
• Committed to working with the needs of young people at the centre of all programming
• Have an enthusiastic and engaging delivery style
• Have an empathetic, non-judgemental and ethical approach to work
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Post holder must present themselves well in a range of situations and with diverse audiences including young people and families.
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and manage time effectively
• Attention to detail
• A flexible approach, able to adapt to a range of situations
• Willingness to work weekends as the project requires
• Ability to support early career professionals and volunteers

• Experience of working with young people
• Experience of developing and delivering creative activities for young people
• Experience of developing and delivering creative activities for families
• Experience of event delivery
• Experience of liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders
• Experience of delivering excellent customer care

To apply for this role please email a copy of your CV and covering letter, detailing how you feel your experiences match the person specification, to youngpeople@ltmusuem.co.uk with the email title: Application - Open Depot Weekend: Young Volunteer Project Delivery

The deadline for applications: Sunday 17 June, 23:59

Interviews: Tuesday 19 / Wednesday 20 June

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