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Opportunities 11 March, 2022

School Trail Guides required for Derry~Londonderry (Freelance)

Share the fun from the Sun to Mars as you provide an informative, exciting and memorable experience for little learners.

Inspire excitement and wonder as you meet, greet and guide schools and community groups on a journey through our solar system.

While telling the tales of our neighbouring planets, enthusiasm and personality are key in capturing curious minds. This is a highly engaging role, for those who have prior experience in working with children and young people. Encourage interaction while working off an adaptable tour script, and ensure the safety and security of both the location and its guests through crowd control, first aid and safeguarding. Become part of the Our Place in Space community, as you work alongside similarly warm and enthusiastic volunteers and team members!

This is a freelance opportunity with shifts subject to availability and bookings from schools. We aim to launch 4 tours per day.

Location: Bay Road Park / Derry City Centre

Rate of pay: £20-£25 per hour (based on experience)

Period of post: 25th April to 20th May 2022, with shifts between 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday. Please note the occasional evening may be required.

Reporting to: Education Manager

Please note:

School Tour Guides will be required to wear Our Place in Space branded clothing. Access NI checks will be carried out prior to staff taking up posts. Full induction and training will be provided.

Essential
•Experience of working with children/young people
•Excellent communication and engagement skills
•Ability to work in a team and on own initiative
•Enjoy working in a visitor-facing role and be able to engage with the public
•Committed and focused approach to work

Desirable
•Experience of performance, drama, or presenting
•Customer service experience
•Educated to A level standard or equivalent
•Awareness of access issues and disability awareness
•Awareness of Health & Safety issues

Personal Qualities
•Be a fun, energetic, enthusiastic and energising individual
•Ability to use own initiative
•High levels of presentation and professionalism
•Skilled listener
•Passion and enthusiasm for the Our Place in Space project and an interest in STEAM subjects

Other Requirements
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Flexibility to attend training sessions when required

If you would like to be involved in Our Place in Space, providing tours for schools then please complete this expression of interest form.