Museum Session Leader – Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh

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Front of house / Activity Session Leader
This is a 0 hour contract to work only as required, not a full time position where you’ll work with groups of school pupils to deliver themed sessions on money.


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Key Details

  • JOB TITLE: Museum Session Leader
  • LOCATION: Edinburgh
  • HOURS: Part-time
  • WORKING PATTERN: This is a zero-hour contract. We ask you to average two sessions per week during term time, though this depends on demand. Sessions usually run 9:30 – 13:30/14:00, Monday – Thursday, with limited Friday and Saturday work.


About this Opportunity

The Museum on the Mound was set up as the corporate museum of Bank of Scotland (now part of Lloyds Banking Group). It tells the story of money in all its shapes and forms, the history of banking, and the advent of building societies and life assurance. Our Education Service delivers both hands-on money-based activity sessions for visiting school groups, and facilitated digital workshops for groups unable to visit. Both provide an engaging and interdisciplinary approach to the subject.

This key role is to work with groups of school pupils to deliver themed sessions on money. These are usually P4-S1, but we get groups from nursery age to young adult with a mix of abilities.

You’ll deliver in-person and digital workshops to a wide range of age-groups and abilities; take the lead role and deliver introductions to visits as required.

The sessions explore: unusual currencies from around the world, coins, banknotes, and keeping money safe. Duties will involve: welcoming groups, setting up material in advance and packing away at the end, supervising the handling of original artefacts, encouraging and motivating pupils to take part in discussion, providing feedback to the Museum team. A typical on-site session will last approximately 4 hours and require delivering the same session three times. Sessions are usually run 9:30 – 13:30/14:00.  Facilitated Digital workshops last 30 – 60 minutes each, but usually several runs in a day. These require to present to a class over Teams, though the class will have been sent several items to interact with during the session.

We’ll also need you to prepare and tidy up after each session, deliver informal learning such as coin-striking or Science Festival sessions to public outside of term time and provide cover for our Museum Reception Desk and Giftshop/Till as required.


About us

From building a truly sustainable business to creating a place where people love to work, we need colleagues who are up for the challenge of our bold ambitions. Who are excited to push boundaries and make change happen. Together, we can grow with purpose.


What you’ll need

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential, especially spoken English
  • You should be enthusiastic, professional, responsible, courteous, flexible, and a good teammate.
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of/interest in museums and/or history would be an advantage.
  • And any experience of these would be really useful
  • Experience working in a Front of House or Retail role


About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we’re inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.


If you’re excited by the thought of becoming part of our team, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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