Hertfordshire Libraries / Opportunities / Tue 11 Apr 2023

My Voice Youth Volunteer Offer

We are excited to offer the opportunity to work with Hertfordshire Libraries on My Voice, our new volunteering offer for young people. We are looking for someone to help create and deliver a new and exciting Drama Workshop in Hoddesdon Library during the May half term on Tuesday 30th May 2-5pm.

My Voice Youth Volunteers in Hoddesdon Library are keen to explore Drama games and Improv using a ‘who’s Line is It Anyway’ structure. The chosen tutor/performer will work closely with the volunteers and library staff to deliver a workshop to inspire young people.

My Voice is generously supported by Arts Council England and is a key strand of
Hertfordshire Libraries’ Culture and Creativity Offer. This provides an excellent opportunity for the selected tutor/performer to build a model for this new and exciting area of work for libraries across Hertfordshire.

Time Frame:
• Preparation work and date of workshop to be arranged with Hoddesdon Library.

Fees and Support:
• Dependent on experience and aligned to Artists’ Union England Rates of Pay (to a max. of 8 hours) Rates of Pay - Artists' Union England (artistsunionengland.org.uk)
• Library support to reach new audiences
• Workshop to be promoted across Hertfordshire Libraries online platforms

• This opportunity is ideally suited to a tutor/performer with experience of working with young people and who is confident working with improvisation.
• The workshop will be delivered live and will accommodate attendees from the public

Project expectations and requirements:
• The delivery of an improv style workshop, appropriate to audiences aged 14-18 and reflecting the inclusive ethos of Hertfordshire Library Service, My Voice and partners.
• A safe and respectful approach to working in a library setting.
• As appropriate, use your personal social media and marketing platforms to support Herts Libraries to reach new audiences and to promote My Voice and your work with Hertfordshire Libraries.

How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please send an expression of interest to Caroline.wild@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Expressions of interest to include:
• Proposal - 1 side of A4 outlining details about your practice and your ideas for workshop content
• CV/Biography
• Links to previous work

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th April 2023

Selection Process:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview via MS Teams during the morning on Monday 24th April 2023

My Voice
My Voice is a two-year project which will transform the way Hertfordshire Libraries work with young people aged 14-24 years old.

From January 2023, young people volunteering in libraries across Hertfordshire will be empowered to shape their own volunteering experience by developing activities and events for the young people in their community.

By putting youth voice at the heart of their services, Hertfordshire Libraries will improve their engagement with this traditionally hard-to-reach audience and as result increase footfall, loans, and library membership.

Hertfordshire Libraries are appointing a Youth Advisory Panel who will shape the project, advise on stock and other elements of Hertfordshire Libraries’ work with young people.

My Voice is generously supported by the Arts Council England, in partnership with DS Achieve, Herts Sports Partnership and The OLLIE Foundation.

For more information visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/libraries-and-archives.aspx

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