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National Justice Museum seeking volunteers to support the Pop-Up Court

The National Justice Museum is seeking volunteers with an interest in arts, heritage and education to help them design and create brand new outreach educational sessions for schools. Volunteer Associates will be part of an exciting new schools outreach project ‘Creative Court UK’ which is funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.

Associate volunteer roles have been created to offer training opportunities to people with limited or no prior education or experience in the heritage sector. As well as developing knowledge, skills and expertise in creating education sessions, associates will also be able to take part in the delivery phase of the project after which they will have the opportunity to become paid outreach education facilitators at the National Justice Museum. The associates will gain hands-on experience of heritage education work and develop skills and practical experience to add to their CV for future employment.

Dr. Rebekah Wood, Outreach Education Project Manager at the National Justice Museum commented: “This opportunity is ideal for people with no previous experience in Arts, Heritage or Education but who have creative ideas and are looking to develop their skills and employability. This project really supports aspiring new entrants into the Museum sector. The education team at the National Justice Museum already delivers a wide range of courtroom workshops and this project encourages further creative interpretation of the courtroom process to identify ways that interaction with Art and Culture can generate greater community participation.”

Creative Court UK is a new project being run at the National Justice Museum to find creative ways to engage with local schools through an education outreach programme. It will be centered around an artist-designed ‘Pop-Up Courtroom’ which will be transported to schools across Nottingham, London and the North West.

Creative Court UK Associates will work in a team to develop a creative education outreach programme with supporting resources to be used in schools linking with key topics relating to Citizenship, Justice and Law. The project will allow children and young people to learn about law and justice in their own schools and communities. As part of the learning experience, young people will be able to connect with real objects from the museum, learn about the law, reflect on what is right and wrong and become empowered to be active citizens.

Associates will be required to attend training sessions on Tuesdays between May and August 2017 9 am – 5. pm and be available for regular group meetings.

The project feeds into the Arts Council’s ‘Creative Case’ for Diversity through enabling people from diverse backgrounds to work alongside artists and heritage professionals to develop an interactive learning programme.

Once recruited, training sessions will be provided by Learning Managers at the National Justice Museum as well as an array of partners including Nottingham Contemporary, Birmingham Museums, Disability Co-Operative Network, Blade of Grass Mentoring, Janus Learning, Freshwater Theatre Company, as well as guest speakers and mentors. Training sessions will include: Mentoring, Museums Sector, Perspectives of the Law, Creative Spaces, Performance Skills, Schools (Curriculum, Practicalities and Delivery techniques), Developing Resources and more.

To find out more or to apply please visit https://www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/ or email Rebekah.Wood@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk


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