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Role Description: Education VOLUNTEERS at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Responsible to: Education officer

Overall purpose of the role

The Fairground Heritage Trust is responsible for the national collection of fairground equipment, art, records and ephemera, as displayed in the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre.

Whilst we are a charity with a commitment to educating people about our collection, we also use our collection as a resource to educate in a more general sense, by running sessions in the museum to support the delivery of the National Curriculum by schools and colleges. We also work closely with higher and further education colleges, many of whom visit to use our collection.

Education is an idea that extends to all, regardless of age or ability. Some of our work is also with adults. We provide on site sessions for visiting groups, and also outreach work where appropriate.

Education volunteers are being recruited to assist in the delivery of our on-site schools’ sessions, working alongside or under the instructions of, our Education Officer.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to prepare (and where appropriate) design teaching resources.
  • Leading or assisting in the delivery of educational sessions to school and college groups.
  • Developing a working knowledge of our museum collection, and the social history attached to it.
  • Evaluating sessions to improve and develop our offer.
  • Have an awareness of risk assessment in a working museum setting.
  • To be aware of issues and legislation regarding the safeguarding of children.


Education volunteers are responsible to the Education Officer.

Person specification

  • Proven experience in teaching or heritage-based learning.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Reliability, and flexibility to take part in training and education sessions as and when needed.
  • Enthusiasm and positivity.
  • Confidence to lead education sessions independently.
  • Experience of working with children.
  • A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
  • Ability to travel to the museum (no public transport!).
  • Previous training in areas relevant to the role desirable; eg safeguarding.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and aim to provide equality of opportunity to all regardless of their religion, sex, race, age or sexual orientation. In order to ensure the protection and well being of all visitors and staff,  background checks may be carried out on all job applicants.