Heritage Training Academy Facilitator

(Freelance, one evening a week, 12 sessions, Oct-Dec 2022)

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly creative facilitator to lead on the delivery of Grand Junction’s Heritage Training Academy project. They will be experienced in working in a heritage setting and with young people, ideally with experience of working with young people from marginalised communities. Responding to the brief, an exceptional professional will design, plan, and deliver 12-weekly sessions, plus design research projects that engage the young people between sessions.

We are inviting proposals from those who can work closely with the Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s team to respond to the project idea with creativity and imagination, absorbing the aims and objectives of the project to plan an engaging programme of workshops running for 12-weekly sessions.

The successful candidate will be skilled in working with young people, will understand how to design and deliver sessions which capture their imagination, and will have a keen appreciation of the barriers that exist for young people taking part in projects such as this.
They will be skilled in creating a group dynamic, so that the ten participants bond over the 12-weeks, creating a spirit of solidarity and a feeling of going on a shared journey.

They will bring a range of experience from their work in the heritage and arts sector so that they can provide broad information to young people about the sector, with learning supported by visits from heritage specialists from the sector. They will be experienced in creating safe and supportive spaces for young people and have up to date safeguarding training.


  • Plan and deliver 12 lively and engaging Heritage Training Academy sessions across one term. Sessions to take place either on Wednesdays or Thursdays, 6-8pm, late September to mid-December.
  • Accompany the group on visits to other heritage sites, museums, or galleries as part of the sessions.
  • Work with the Grand Junction team to conduct evaluation questionnaires with participants, record case studies of individual participants, and share insights with the evaluator.


Timetable and Fees

October 2022 – December 2022, delivery of 12 sessions.

Fee: £150 per session x 12, £200 per planning day x 1

Total: £2,000


To Apply

To apply for this position please include:

  • A detailed CV
  • A short covering letter outlining your relevant experience and expressing your interest in the role (maximum 1 side of A4)

If you would like to discuss the project further before you apply, please contact recruitment@grandjunction.org.uk to organise a call.

Deadline: please submit all documents to recruitment@grandjunction.org.uk by 10am on Friday 26 August. Informal interviews will take place online on Tuesday 30 or Wednesday 31.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian & other Global Majority ethnicities.

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