We offer a range of paid and volunteering opportunities to work with both our collections, and our programming.


Education Officer, The Amelia

We’re looking for an engaging, dynamic and forward-thinking person to be our new Education Officer. We want our Learning Service to reflect and include all people living in the Borough, and help reshape traditional narratives as part of a fun learning experience. This role will be responsible for the delivery and development of the Learning Service for The Amelia and will ensure that offers for all levels of formal and informal learning are available, accessible and designed to meet the needs of the user. The right candidate will be the type of person who enjoys forming and working in all kinds of partnerships in order to innovate and make sure things run smoothly.

The Amelia is a new cultural organisation opening in Tunbridge Wells in the first half of 2022, providing the services of a library, museum, gallery, tourist information centre and council contact centre.

 What you will be doing: 

  • Create a Learning Service for The Amelia that meets the needs of teachers, tells an accurate and engaging story and is fun for children and young people
  • Help shape the events programme for The Amelia and make sure learning is part of everything we do
  • Make sure that our offers are accessible and represent everybody who lives in the Borough
  • Form long-lasting partnerships with schools, other museums and other organisations like The Arts Society, Group for Education in Museums, UAL Decolonising Art Institute
  • Be innovative in both practice and policy
  • Search out potential funding opportunities to keep moving the service forward
  • Be a leader and a manager for members of The Amelia team

This is a permanent, full-time position with a salary of £32,490 per annum based on 37 hours per week. Annual leave is 26 days per year and after five years continuous Local Government increases to 29 days per year as well as bank holidays.  There is also a generous local government pension scheme as well as invaluable continued professional development.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, send us your CV and a covering email telling us how cultural education can be a transformative experience in 500 words or less, to:  JobsAtTheAmelia@TunbridgeWells.gov.uk

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Culture Manager, Jeremy Kimmel, email: Jeremy.kimmel@tunbridgewells.gov.uk

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Volunteers have an important part to play at The Amelia Scott, and we are committed to providing a variety of volunteer opportunities. During the building works, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you!

Kent Libraries Volunteers

Kent Libraries offer a range of enjoyable and rewarding volunteering opportunities – from teaching IT skills and hosting reading groups, to researching our archives, helping with events, and much more. There’s something for everyone regardless of your age, experience or the amount of time you are able to give.

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Culture Team Volunteers

Our Volunteer programme will offer an insight into the Amelia’s work and a chance to get involved in a variety of tasks. We offer a range of volunteering opportunities to work with both our collections, and our programming. Please see the current roles available below:

Engagement Volunteer

Video Archivist Volunteer

For more information about volunteering, please email info@theamelia.co.uk