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Could you deliver family activities at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery?

We are looking to increase our pool of casual artists/facilitators at the museum. They deliver family activities for us, usually on Thursdays during summer holidays.  All activities must link back to our wonderful museum collection, which is jam packed full of fossils, minerals, bones, archaeology, art and artefacts from around the world.

We pay a fee of £250 for the day, which would usually be a series of workshops between 10am and 4pm. The workshops take place in the museum galleries while we are open to the public.  If you have ideas for workshops and would like to get involved, please send us your CV highlighting your experience of leading workshops with families and children and your workshop proposal(s) to – by Monday 9th January 2023.


Frequently Asked Questions

How messy can the workshops be?

We try and limit the mess in the galleries and need to be mindful that there may be unglazed art on display on the walls. We cover the tables with plastic tablecloths which we wipe down after the event.


Is there access to water or a sink?

The facilitator can access a sink which is in a ‘staff only’ area of the museum.  The children/families don’t have access to this area.


Are children left unsupervised?

No, all children taking part in the workshops should be supervised by an adult.


What age is the activity for?

We usually don’t specify an age range for the participants, but most of the children who attend are between 4 – 10. As children are accompanied by their adults, the adults usually assist the younger children.  We have done workshops aimed at older children before and are happy to discuss this.


How many children/workshops run on one day?

Our usual format is 5 workshops a day between 10am and 4pm.  They usually last around 45 minutes each, with an average of 8 – 20 children per session (depending on the activity). At the moment we are running a booking system via Eventbrite, to manage numbers.


Is there a budget for materials?

We’d usually expect artists to provide their own materials but this can be discussed on a case by case basis.

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