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Fun Palace work placement − State Library of Queensland

Fun Palace

Date: 3rd Oct 2018 - 7th Oct 2018

Venue: State Library of Queensland


Help promote libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) as the natural home for budding artists and scientists

The 2018 Fun Palace at State Library of Queensland (State Library) is being delivered at The Edge on the 6 October from 10am-3pm and we want to offer a unique professional development (PD) opportunity to four public library or IKC staff from across Queensland.

This is your opportunity to learn-by-doing through guided involvement in the planning and delivery of State Library’s 2018 Fun Palace.

On the day we are hosting a wealth of workshops and engagement activities at The Edge that are predominantly aimed at children, young people and families. This is a great opportunity for PD and of course, we will support you through the preparation process so you have everything you need to succeed.

PD participants will receive:

  • a travel bursary, covering travel and accommodation costs from 3-7 October 2018
  • webcast/teleconference training in using the SLQ Wiki and in Project Management leading up to the event (1 hour)
  • a one-on-one over-the-phone activity planning session with The Edge programming staff (1 hour)
  • email and over-the-phone support preparing for the activity
  • face-to-face induction and facilitation training /support on arrival at State Library
  • coalface experience delivering a supervised, resourced, repeatable and scalable STEAM activity to the public at State Library’s 2018 Fun Palace
  • SLQ Wiki training
  • hands on training from The Edge on how to deliver the activity
  • a Machinery Induction in the Fabrication Lab at The Edge on the 7 October 2018 where you will learn how to use the Laser Cutter
  • a webcast/teleconference reflection and evaluation session with The Edge team after conclusion of Fun Palace (1 hour)
  • one additional opportunity to meet with your State Library team of choice (ie, The Corner, Family History, Business Studio)


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Last updated
10th September 2018