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There are a number of varied and exciting opportunities at the museum which are offered throughout the year, from Volunteering and Internships through to Work Experience and Placements. Please see the relevant section of the website, or contact us for more information.

Current opportunities 

Freelance Family Tour Coordinator

Location: Covent Garden
Closing date: 1 May, 23:00                                                                                                                              Fee: £6000

The Learning Team at London Transport Museum (LTM) delivers the museum’s heritage based learning programmes. We work with schools, families, community groups and young people.

The Family Learning Programme is an integral part of the learning offer at LTM catering to an audience that constitutes approximately 50% of the total visitor numbers to the Museum. In 2016 the programme engaged with over 21,000 people through its holiday activities alone.

A core component of the Family Learning Programme is the Acton Depot Family Tours, which in 2016 allowed approximately 250 family visitors to access the depot and its treasures in a unique and family friendly experience. The Acton Depot houses over 80% of the Museum’s collection, and is predominantly closed to the public, other than tours and two annual open weekends. This project forms part of the Museum’s ongoing effort to increase access and use of the depot, even while the depot must remain a working depot and not a museum.

The Depot Family Tours have been running for 5 years, during which time we have developed a strong format of working with volunteers, who lead the tours. In turn this project provides an opportunity for volunteers to engage with a younger audience and share their enthusiasm and knowledge for the collection with others.

In 2017, the content of the tours will be reviewed to include a ‘moquette stop’. Moquette is a durable upholstery fabric woven from coarse wool and linen yarns. This is part of a larger Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded programme celebrating Britain’s transport textile at LTM.

The Family Learning Programme is looking to recruit a Depot Family Tour Coordinator for 2017, to recruit, train and support volunteers to deliver the tours, to ensure logistics run smoothly, to undertake on going administrative tasks, to review the content of the tours and to reflect and evaluate the tours throughout and at the end of the year’s delivery.

For more information and to apply: Freelance Family Tour Brief April 2017

Freelance Museum Educator (x3)

Location: Covent Garden
Closing date: 1 May, 23:00                                                                                                                           Fee: The fee is offered as a daily rate, from £105 (support) to £150 (lead), dependent on daily responsibilities.  

The Learning Team at London Transport Museum (LTM) delivers the museum’s heritage based learning programmes. We work with schools, families, community groups and young people.

The Family Learning Programme is an integral part of the learning offer at LTM catering to an audience that constitutes approximately 50% of the total visitor numbers to the Museum. In 2016 the programme engaged with over 21,000 people through its holiday activities alone, which offered a variety of workshops including printing transport posters, making Moquette inspired patterned mobiles and musician-led song writing workshops.

The programme is delivered and supported by experienced freelance museum educators who facilitate, inspire and collaborate with family visitors, alongside an enthusiastic and dedicated pool of Learning volunteers.

We are seeking up to three enthusiastic individuals with demonstrable experience to deliver activities for family visitors, with flexibility to support activities when needed as well. You would be joining a pool of freelance museum educators, and will be offered work dependent on availability and relevant skills for specific activities. Dependent on experience, skills and interest, opportunities for content development within the Family Learning Programme may arise.  

For more information and to apply: Freelance Museum Educator Brief April 2017

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7264
Email: [email protected]