we’re looking for a creative play worker

Join us as a freelance Creative Play Worker for The Colour of Pomegranates.


Creative Play Worker: The Colour of Pomegranates 

Responsible to:Senior Producer & Creative Producer 
Location: Bootle Library
Pay: £25 p/h
DaysSessions – 2 Saturdays per month (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)6 hours per fortnight (3 hours prep, 3 hours delivery)
Contract typeFreelance 

We are looking for a Creative Play Worker to join us every other Saturday at the library. 

Twice a month we host The Colour of Pomegranates — an informal space for sanctuary-seeking women to meet local women over creative activities and conversation at Bootle Library. Children are always welcome and often the children outnumber the adults! 

We’re looking for a Creative Play Worker to lead activities for children and young people joining us at the library on Saturday. Children are aged between 3-9 — their carers and At the Library staff will be present.  You will work with the young children to lead simple activities, directed by their interests, and get to know the group to help inform future plans.

The 6 hours will include 3 hours of prep time for the activities as well as delivering the sessions.

Requirements: 

  • Experience of working with young children in a creative environment 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding with children and young people  

We have a diverse and open team and the children taking part are equally diverse, some of whom may be multilingual and have experience of migration.

We especially encourage people with experience of migration to apply for this role. The work could be suitable for artists and other creatives who are looking to develop their community practice. 

Apply: 

If you would like to apply, please send the following to: hello@atthelibrary.co.uk with the title “Creative Play Worker application”. 

  • Bio or web link, or short list of relevant work experience
  • Please send us a cover letter (max 500 words total), voice or video recording answering the following questions :
  • What appeals to you about this role?  
  • What experience do you have of working with children or young people?  
  • What skills or ideas could you bring?

Please call, message or email if there are ways that we can make this application process more accessible to you, or for an informal chat about the role.