Mary Seacole: Actor Facilitator, The Florence Nightingale Museum


Thanks to the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Florence Nightingale Museum in Lambeth is seeking to recruit an actor who will portray Jamaican-British Crimean War heroine Mary Seacole. The successful applicant will get the opportunity to perform at the museum, in schools, in community spaces and on-line, engaging global audiences via scripts they will help to develop, with the support of the museum's team and historical experts. 

The ten-month, part-time post has been created in response to demand from schools and is part of a project that will celebrate the achievements of British Military Nurses, whilst also exploring how both Seacole and Nightingale have inspired so many healthcare workers over the last 170 years. The project will also create a high-quality immersive exhibition at the museum, which will act as a backdrop for performances. In addition to performing, the individual will also support the wider operation of the museum and work with the Learning Manager to create new content and engagement opportunities.

Experience working with schools and community groups would be an advantage, as would working in a museum or visitor attraction. It is essential that the post-holder has a flexible approach, can learn scripts and supporting information quickly, and recognises the part they can play in this varied role within our small but very successful team.   

Application is by CV, including a covering letter and photograph or show-reel. Applications close on 14 August 2022 and should be sent via email to

Audition interviews will take place on 23 August 2022. Candidates will need to be available throughout the day.

Further details are available at

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