WE’RE HIRING: BTB23 Tour Guides

Posted: 7th September 2023

The Role

We are looking for 2-3 energetic and confident individuals to deliver engaging educational tours with a passion for the subjects British Textile Biennial delivers across. Training on each exhibition, the education pack content and the schedule will be provided; but we are looking for individuals who can self-manage and dynamically support our education groups needs and schedule

Please read more about the programme content before applying to this role:


Depending on the schedule of tours planned, and the candidates availability selected candidates could be involved in up to 13 days of tours.

Fees: £150 per day including travel.


To apply for this role candidates must:

  • Be available to work in Blackburn and Burnley on at least 4 of days between 30th September and 22nd October including some weekend dates. They also must be available for an induction date which will be arranged during week commencing 25th September with selected candidates.
  • Be a confident communicator; able to engage groups of up to 35 students and young people.
  • Be organised and able to lead a group to a schedule whilst making dynamic changes to suit the group.
  • Be able to converse on the subjects seen in the Biennial’s online programme in an educational context.
  • Have previous experience in working with groups of young people.
  • Be comfortable spending a large part of the day standing. Most of our schedule is navigated by coach tour by includes walking journeys of up to 10 minutes. The Biennial would welcome conversation with potential applicants who have additional accessibility needs before applying, to discuss how this role could be adapted to suit the candidate.

We are particularly encouraging applications from Black and South Asian heritage candidates who we feel can best communicate on the narratives and themes of the Biennial.

If you like to apply, please supply a CV  with a 1 page covering letter outlining your experience of working in an educational context; in working with young people; and your experience of / or personal connection to the themes found on Biennial programme to lydia@britishtextilebiennial.co.uk by Wednesday 20th September.

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