Wanted: Learning Guides

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Hours as required

The National Museum of Computing runs a highly successful learning programme for a wide-ranging audience, aged 10+. Based on the Bletchley Park site (but separate from Bletchley Park Trust), the museum collection spans from Colossus – the world’s first ever electronic computer – to the first smartphone. It is housed in the world’s first purpose-built computer centre, especxially built for the Colossus computers during the Second World War.

We are looking to expand our pool of dedicated learning guides who deliver our schools programme. The role is weekdays during term time, although there are no set or guaranteed hours each week.

The job is well-suited to someone early in their museum career, who is looking to break into the sector, or someone looking to return after a career break. Employment is based on a day rate, but the core hours are weekdays from 10am-3pm. A maximum daily commitment would be 8 hours, but those circumstances are exceptional.

Learning guides at The National Museum of Computing are employed at a day rate of £75, and are required to complete a DSB check.


  • To deliver fun, engaging and high quality learning experiences for schools by facilitating workshops, tours and other educational activities
  • Develop content for education activities, including all relevant paperwork such as risk assessments
  • To work in collaboration with the Head of Learning to develop content for family audiences, as needed
  • To set up and tidy away learning activity sessions, including switching on and off the museum, and to maintain a clean, safe learning environment at all times
  • To monitor the working of equipment, and identify and communicate any issues
  • Support with evaluation
  • Assist with special events

Essential criteria:

  • Experience of development and delivery of activities for schools and young people
  • Understand the importance of heritage learning
  • Be aware of the learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Understand STEM and its benefits for students learning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to engage confidently with school groups, staff, volunteers and the public
  • Interest in the History of Computing and computing technology
  • Willingness to learn more about the collection and its historical significance (a detailed knowledge of computing or computing history is not necessary, as long as you are willing to learn – training will be provided)
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Willingness to work as part of a term with other learning guides, staff and volunteers
  • At least 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, grade A-C (including English and Maths)

Desirable criteria:

  • A levels, or a degree in a relevant subject (computing, maths, heritage, history, education, etc)
  • Experience of delivering activities to schools in a heritage environment
  • Experience developing content for sessions
  • IT Skills, including Microsoft Office.

Application details:

Please provide a CV and covering letter, along with two references which outline your relevant experience and skills for this role.
Applications should be sent to operations@tnmoc.org and must be received by 12 noon on Monday 12 June 2017. Please use LEARNING GUIDE APPLICATION as the email subject line.

Interviews will be conducted the week commencing 19 June 2017

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