We are currently looking for volunteers for our half term family activities at the National Museum of Scotland.

Location: National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh

Opportunity:From 10-15 February we are putting on an activity programme in line with our special exhibition Tyrannosaurs. 

The programme will include some interactive morning sessions for 2–5 year-olds, with the core programme in the afternoon offering a hands-on craft session called Recyclesaurus where families making a ‘pop-up’ dinosaur out of cardboard (the activity is designed to be as sustainable as possible). We will also have drop-in Askasaurus sessions where families can ask questions to curators, with object handling through our Learning Enabler team.

When required: From Monday 10 – Saturday 15 February 2020 (various dates)

Time required:  11:00-16:30

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 February 2020

See the role description for full details of the tasks and the application form to note your availability.

Download Role Description

Download Application Form



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Image credit: Get up close to one of the many tyrannosaurs with our models, real fossils and casts. Photo © James Horan.

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