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Requirements:All applicants working with children in the Learning Programme will be Garda Vetted
We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic individuals to help deliver our Learning Programme to schools, as well as learning volunteers to support on occasional evenings and at the weekends for family and community programming.
"Shut your eyes and see" - James Joyce, Ulysses
At the core of MoLI’s vision is the desire to bring visitors on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to engage children of all abilities to explore their creative potential, with a focus on imaginative development, aesthetic observation, curiosity and creative play.
Our learning programmes happen onsite in the museum and online,
Our school programmes were devised in collaboration with young people, educators and partner schools, and will be facilitated by our Learning Team, with support of volunteers.
Our family programmes run during mid terms and weekends, too. We also have a dedicated learning room for families in the museum, too.
What kind of people volunteer at MoLI?
At MoLI, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to learn and do their best work. You don’t need to be a writer or a teacher to be a MoLI volunteer and no previous experience is necessary. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a volunteer role. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ volunteer. MoLI is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into St Stephens Green to work as part of our team.
What is involved when I sign up?
We will train learning room volunteers in how to assist in the delivery of workshops in line with our Child Protection and Welfare Policy and MoLI’s Positive Behaviour Policy.
Learning Volunteers will also be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau.
How often will you need me?
Schools Programme: Initially, we are looking for volunteers who can commit to one morning per week for 3 hours @9.30am - 12.30pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Our workshops will last for 1.5 – 2 hours, with prep beforehand and debrief after the session.
Family and Community Programme: We are looking for volunteers to commit to a morning, or afternoon per weekend/fortnight and will be based in the learning room supporting families during their visit to the museum.. We will also have events on occasional evenings.
What are the benefits of being a MoLI Volunteer?
Free access to the museum’s exhibitions at any reasonable time during their volunteering agreement
20% discount in the MoLI shop
10% discount in the museum café
Free use of MoLI’s Members’ Library
Access to the museum’s staff and volunteer library
Opportunity to take advantage of unsold free tickets to events on the public programme.
Invitation to MoLI’s annual volunteer garden party and other social events throughout the year
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
The Learning Team will deliver the workshops, and the learning room volunteer will assist in:
- Preparing the room, and discuss incoming group info, tasks and roles for the morning
- Assist in welcoming the group to MoLI (name tags, wayfinding etc)
- Assist in bringing the group up to Learning Room
- Encourage young people to settle (take coats, bags etc)
- Assist in the delivery of the workshop
- Assist in getting feedback from educators and pupils
- Assist in bringing the group downstairs and support them in exiting MoLI
- Team Tidy Up
- Team Debrief
Skills required for this role:
Questions you might ask yourself
- Are you passionate about storytelling?
- Do you enjoy working in a creative environment with individuals and groups?
- Are you a warm and friendly individual with a passion for culture, creativity and communication?
- Are you a good listener with a willingness to work with all young people?
- Are you a great team player, with an ability to work towards a common goal of creating a fun, engaging and rewarding environment for all young people and teachers that access MoLI?
- Can you assist us in bringing young people’s stories to life in a creative way, up on the 4th floor of MoLI, overlooking the magical Iveagh gardens?
Details of time commitment needed for role:
How often will you need me? Schools Programme: Initially, we are looking for volunteers who can commit to one morning per week for 3 hours - 9.30am - 12.30pm. Our workshops will last for 1.5 – 2 hours, with prep beforehand and a short debrief after the session. Family and Community Programme: We are looking for volunteers to commit to a morning, or afternoon per weekend/fortnight and will be based in the learning room supporting families during their visit to the museum. We will also have events on occasional evenings.
Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Volunteer Process - Online application - register your interest at https://moli.ie/volunteer-at-moli/volunteer/ - Interview (phone) - Induction session - Garda Vetting process begins Then, volunteers begin and learn on the job!
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Jennie Ryan
Address: MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, UCD Newman House St Stephen's Green South Dublin 2
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