Where Stories Come From - Design Tender 


An exciting design opportunity has arisen at Seven Stories. Can you help us to transform our visitor experience?

Exhibition designer: Where Stories Come From – a new permanent installation at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books

Seven Stories is seeking a design partner to transform its visitor experience. A new suite of galleries will use our unique national collection of children’s books and their manuscripts and illustrations, to create a fully immersive journey into worlds of the imagination.

Since opening its doors to the public in 2005, Seven Stories has produced many successful, interactive temporary exhibitions with and for children, young people and families. Displaying original artwork and manuscripts relating to children’s books in an inclusive, interactive and inspiring manner is an established part of our practice, and through touring our exhibitions across the UK we have acquired a reputation for excellence in what we do. 

The growth of the Seven Stories Collection into the largest children’s literature archive in the UK, and one of the most important worldwide, offers a unique opportunity to explore the richness and transformative power of this artform in depth.  The ambition and drive that we bring to all our work coupled with your design expertise and innovation will make this an experience for all our visitors to remember throughout childhood and beyond.

Entitled Where Stories Come From, this permanent installation will open in March 2020. At this game-changing moment for Seven Stories, can you work with us to realise our ambitious vision?

Please download the tender for Where Stories Come From here



Story Sellers

Pay is NMW/NLW

We are currently looking for motivated, customer service driven and enthusiastic new Story Sellers to join our vibrant front of house team at Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books.

You will:

  • Provide excellent customer service and offer a cheerful, informative, helpful and warm welcome.
  • Offer quick and efficient service that is particularly responsive to family needs, providing sound product knowledge of all aspects of the visitor centre including reception, bookshop, coffee shop, café products and visitor offers.
  • Not be afraid to participate in visitor events which may include dressing in character when required.
  • Assist in all aspects of the retail operation including; working our reception desk, preparing food and drinks, taking orders and serving.
  • Understand the benefits of reading for pleasure, and how the Seven Stories core ethos to ‘Save, celebrate, share’ children’s literature is an integral aspect of our trading departments.
  • Be available over weekends and school holidays


If this sounds like you and you would like to come and work with us we would love to hear from you please complete the application form below and return it to jobs@sevenstories.org.uk

Please note that this is an ongoing recruitment with currently no closing date we will endeavour to respond back to everyone who applies but if we have not invited you in to enjoy a trial shift with us within 4 weeks after submission you have not have not been successful at this time.

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Events Coordinator

Full time permanent position

Pay £18,905 - £23,345 pro rata

Seven Stories is an award winning National museum for children’s books in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced events coordinator to plan and implement imaginative, varied and sustainable arts programmes for children, young people and families. This role sits within the Creative Learning and Engagement team, working closely with Collections & Exhibitions, Trading, Operations and Marketing teams to coordinate an extensive range of activities including author/illustrator events, creative writing and storytelling, children’s theatre and partnership events.

In this role you will increase and diversify Seven Stories audiences through programming innovative, popular and inclusive events and activities inspired by children’s books. You will be an excellent communicator, able to work comfortably with a growing network of arts and education professionals, bringing ideas and energy to this fast paced and varied role.

With proven experience of creating a broad range of events and activities, you will have an entrepreneurial approach to event programme planning and production, with the ability to coordinate complex logistics for small to large scale events.

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Deadline for applications: Monday 20th May at 9am

Interview date: Thursday 6th June 2019

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