Story Hunter, The Hunter, The Reader

Story Hunter, The Hunter
Based

Based: Liverpool ONE exhibition space, Liverpool City Centre

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Reporting to: Calderstones Operations Manager

Hours: Zero Hours Contract (working pattern covers 09.00 – 19.00 hour, Monday to Sunday)

Duration: 16th Jan 2017 – 30th April 2017

About the role:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

The Michael Rosen Exhibition will be a creative environment in which children can feel thoroughly alive and creative. We believe that books offer children a way to understand the world in which they live and the worlds inside themselves. The Reader exists to provide book-routes into this inner space, and to develop shared understandings of both it, and the outer world

This role could be for you if you:

Passionately believe in the value of reading
Are flexible, enthusiastic and positive
Are incredible outgoing and confident working with children and families
Are Compassionate and creative
Key Responsibilities:

Inspiring young people to love reading and to feel confident and relaxed in the company of books
Being a lively, engaging, enthusiastic presence in the exhibition, to encourage children to engage as fully as possible with the experience
Creating an exciting, stimulating environment in the Exhibition, to encourage children to make meaningful connections with the texts. This may involve using props such as puppets, musical instruments and other items to stimulate creative play
Delivering curriculum-based workshops for school groups in the Exhibition
Maintaining excellent customer service by providing a safe, friendly and vibrant environment for all visitors
Upholding strict safeguarding policies.
Essential:

Excellent at reading aloud
Able to demonstrate why literature is important to you
Experience of working/volunteering with children
Confident in dealing with the sometimes challenging behaviours of children
A flexible, playful and caring approach to working with children
Training and supervision in shared reading and safeguarding practice will be provided.

You must be willing to undertake a DBS check