Assistant Director: Learning & Community Engagement: Salary £31 - £35k (Candidates will usually be appointed at the lower end of the scale.)

Are you passionate about working with schools, volunteers and community groups? Do you want to join an award winning museum team at an exciting time in a museums development? Would you enjoy a role where you have the opportunity to work with one of the most well-known names in British history; a female icon who is truly known throughout the world? If that’s the case then the Florence Nightingale Museum could have the opportunity for you!

Our museum has recently been awarded a substantial NLHF grant to support Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020 and we’re keen to use this to establish closer links with our local communities and the nursing profession, whilst building upon our recent successes and continuing visitor and financial growth. We already have a successful Key Stage One schools session, but we are excited by opportunities to develop this, alongside new learning formal and informal learning activities for all ages and abilities. We’re also preparing to relocate the museum to bigger and better premises, where we can engage wider audiences and tell a broader history of nursing and its contemporary impact.

Experience working with schools, volunteers, community groups and grant-funding is essential, as is experience of managing teams of staff, establishing and leading projects and budget responsibility. Experience of working closely with museum collections would be advantageous. Most of all however, you will need enthusiasm for the role and working for a small but ambitious independent charity at a time of great change but big opportunity. This job is not for the feint-hearted or those who do not like to work at pace, but the role offers the right candidate significant options for future career development via both ‘hands on’ and strategic experience.

Please apply by submitting a CV and covering, letter highlighting how your qualifications, skills and experience match the job description to David Green, Director by 9am on 9 August 2019: email Please include in your letter any dates you are not available for interview in mid/late August, along with your current salary and notice period.

If you have not been invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date please presume that your application has been unsuccessful. We thank you for your interest but are unable to respond to all applicants due to time constraints.

Assistant Director - Learning & Community

Collections Officer: 25 hours per week. c£24.5k per year pro rata. Two year fixed-term contract.

Would you like the opportunity to research more about Nightingale, sharing your passion for the history of nursing and medicine with diverse audiences from across the globe? Does searching for stories of Seacole, Cavell and others evoke emotions in you in such a way that you know you can engage others with their achievements and inspire them? Have you a keen eye for detail, with a methodical and self-motivated approach to your collections work? If so we could have the perfect role for you!

The award-winning Florence Nightingale Museum is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Collections Officer to join our small team. It’s an exciting and busy time to join us as we have many plans to celebrate Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020 and have recently been awarded a substantial National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to support the work, whilst we are also planning the possible relocation of the museum soon after. It’s not a role for the faint-hearted, or those who do not like to work at pace, but promises to be a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and knowledge.

Experience of working to help produce attractive and informative exhibitions is a must, as is a willingness and passion for interacting with the pubic personally. Previous knowledge of Nightingale and Victorian Britain would be advantageous, as would experience of museum accreditation and commercial awareness, but these are not essential if you can demonstrate you are a quick learner with a strong desire to succeed. Willingness and availability to work a rota that includes one weekend in four and occasional Bank Holidays. (9.00 – 5.30)

Please send your application in the form of a CV and covering letter to David Green, Museum Director via Closing date 9 am on 31 July 2019. Please include in your covering letter any days you are unavailable to work if appointed, any dates you are unavailable for interview and your current salary.

FNM Collections Officer June 2019

Florence Nightingale Actor Explainer

In preparation for Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020, the Florence Nightingale Museum is looking to recruit two part-time “Florence Nightingale Actor Explainers” to join our award winning team. To be successful in this role you will have a strong background in live interpretation, preferably within a museum or learning environment. The post holders will be responsible for developing and delivering performances to a wide variety of learners from early years to seniors, in addition to supporting wider museum activities both on site and within our community. Experience of working within a customer service environment is essential, whilst experience of working with the media would be advantageous. Most of all you must have enthusiasm for Nightingale, our collections and bringing history to life!

Application is by CV and covering letter explaining why you want the role and how you meet the criteria of the person specification. Please include a photograph, dates when you are not available for interview and days you would be willing to work if appointed. You may also include links to a show-reel or similar if you wish.

We anticipate the roles starting in mid-late August 2019. Appointments will initially be subject to a 10 or 12 month fixed-term contract, which may be extending by mutual agreement. Deadline for applications is 9 am on the 22 July.

Salary up to £24,000 pro-rata (£14,400 for 3 days per week. Over-time will be offered on an ad-hoc basis).

Florence Nightingale Actor Explainer JDPS

Volunteer role
1 or 2 4-hour shifts per week (min 3 months) 

These are unpaid roles based at the Florence Nightingale Museum (travel Zone 1) but you should also be willing to work as required at outreach events across Lambeth borough. A regular pattern of working days is preferred with some degree of flexibility negotiable. It is preferred to work in a morning (09.00-13.00) or evening (13.00-17.00) shift. All volunteers are expected to undertake some basic object handling and public speaking training in week 1 and attend further training facilitated by the museum if required.

Main Activities:

  • Assist the Visitor Experience team by facilitating short 5 min introduction tours to visitors
  • Facilitate object handling sessions with visitors (training will be provided by the museum)
  • Assist the learning team in setting up and clearing away school sessions.
  • Help the actor interpreter with greeting school groups and crowd control in the Gallery
  • Support the learning team with the facilitation of holiday activities for families
  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys
  • Assist the retail team in promoting the museum guide book to visitors
  • Occasionally usher at evening events and represent the museum at outreach events off-site
  • Carrying out other visitor engagement activities as required on the day (training or briefing will be provided where necessary)

Applications are invited from anyone aged 18 or over who has a serious interest in supporting the Florence Nightingale Museum. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in museums. Your application should make clear why you are interested in volunteering at the Florence Nightingale Museum, what you feel you can bring to it and what you hope to learn from it.

FNM Volunteer application form 2018

Volunteer opportunities JD

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Florence Nightingale Museum. Please remember to send your CV with your application form to Kristin Buhnemann at

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