National Maritime Museum Cornwall Trust

Education Assistants' Posts

To raise sufficient funds to continue the employment of the two Education Assistants who perform a vital role within our education team at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

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Our Education Assistant posts are relatively new and since their creation have been funded by a Charitable Foundation. This funding is now coming to an end and we are seeking support to continue these posts which are essential to the delivery of education provision at the Museum. The team consists of an Education Manager (full-time), two Education Assistants (full-time), and twelve volunteers. The Education Assistants are responsible for all of our pre-school and early years (Key Stage 1) provision as well as family activities at weekends and during school holidays and our outreach provision to Cornish primary schools. They also work with local groups to reach some of the more deprived families in the Falmouth area and are developing new programmes to compliment our current exhibition - Lighthouses - Life on the Rocks which is part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. If we are unable to secure the funding needed to continue these posts, then the Museum would have to reduce it's education provision to a limited range of school workshops and programmes and our reputation as the largest heritage education provider in Cornwall would be lost. This would strike a major blow at a Museum which is independent and receives no government funding. The cost of securing these posts would be £42,000 per annum and we are seeking funding for three years. For a relatively small investment, it would have a big impact on what we do and enable us to not only continue with existing provision but expand our service to reach those families who would not normally visit a cultural venue.

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