1837 - Education Manager (Maternity Cover)

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Posted: 08/08/2018 14:23
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £25,034
Location: Walker Art Gallery
Level: Management
Deadline: 20/08/2018 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Employee Assistant Programme, Child Care Voucher; Civil Service Pension Scheme
Job Type: Established [A]

This post is Maternity cover fixed term to 3 August 2019, or until the post holder returns, which ever is sooner.

*Applications for this position are via CV and covering letter. Please upload these as one document.

NML reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We would encourage you to submit your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

National Museums Liverpool are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Education Team based at the Walker Art Gallery, in the role of Education Manager

Based within the Education and Visitor Services directorate Art Galleries, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of our education offer across the gallery. Leading a team of demonstrators, team leaders and volunteers, this position requires a high level of people/organisational skills and an ability to delegate effectively.

A passion for gallery education, enthusiasm, adaptability and excellent communication skills are some of the attributes that will be needed to be successful in this role.

All employees have the responsibility to develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.


Purpose and objectives

Our Vision for Education and Visitor Services

We aim to deliver a high quality, positive and rewarding museum experience that will encourage children, young people and adults to gain the knowledge and skills they need to develop their educational attainment, cultural awareness and life chances.

To achieve this we recognise that we have a major part to play in understanding the needs of our local schools, communities and visitors. Our success will be demonstrated through the delivery of an excellent and seamless visitor experience that enables high levels of participation, national collaboration and international partnership. 

Main Activities

Reporting to Senior Education Manager (William Brown Street) you will:

  • Provide direction and management to the staff of the section, maximising flexibility of staff resources to ensure the most efficient use of staff, budget, space and technical resources; including on and offsite work programmes, rosters, discipline, training, welfare, managing absence, performance review and annual appraisals.
  • Contribute to the overall management and development of the department by attending departmental meetings and giving advice to senior staff, orally and through written reports.
  • Consult with key partners, audiences and stakeholders to develop diverse education and community provision which are inclusive and accessible to all visitors.
  • Manage, motivate and organise the efficient use of staff resource to deliver education programmes within your area of responsibility, applying leading standards in customer care, access and inclusion, interpretation and technology.
  • Deliver timed educational activities at least 3 days/week.
  • Ensure that staff deliver a minimum of 4 days timed educational activities per week
  • Work with colleagues to maximise the Education offer across NML to enable best value for money.
  • When required, seek out and negotiate external sources of programme content, building partnerships with content providers.
  • Advise the Senior Education Manager on all financial planning for the section and be responsible for the section budget, allocating resources to optimise performance.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are entered on the EV Finance Database and reported on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensure that all visitor statistics for your section are collected and recorded on to the centralised booking system; to monitor these statistics and to provide advice and recommendations to senior colleagues on actions to sustain and improve performance.
  • To continually evaluate performance through agreed methodologies to help inform the development of the education programme.
  • Contribute actively to museum, gallery and exhibition development programmes to ensure that learning is pivotal, and develop programmes and resources as appropriate to support their interpretation.
  • Ensure the security of collections while they are under the care of the Education division.
  • Provide information through formal reporting mechanisms required for Education and Visitor Services Management Team and other internal and external reports.
  • Work closely with colleagues across NML to ensure that a seamless experience and consistent standards are delivered for all visitors to NML with reference to the Education Policy
  • Improve performance through undertaking continuing professional development.
  • Show the highest level of integrity and confidentiality in pursuance of these duties and to uphold the Museums Association Code of Ethics.
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers and work placement students, undertaking periodic appraisal and facilitating their training in conjunction with NML’s Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Take responsibility for the safe management of settings and activity in accordance with NML’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s Access and Safeguarding policy and other related practices and guidelines.
  • Undertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties.

The details contained in this job description reflect the content of this job at the date of being prepared.  It is however possible that over time the nature of the job will change.  Consequently National Museums Liverpool will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time.


Employee Specification: Education Manager - Payband 5

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Degree in relevant subject.           

 

D

Experience

Experience of developing, managing and delivering education programmes in the cultural sector, preferably in the Museum sector.

E

 

Experience of managing and motivating staff to deliver educational programmes

E

 

Experience of consultation with formal, informal and community groups to develop appropriate education programmes and/or cultural sector content

 

D

Experience of managing projects that are delivered in partnership with other agencies and partners       

 

D

Experience of  financial reporting and monitoring 

E

 

Experience of data management and use of database systems

E

 

Experience of working on a capital development programme

E

 

Experience of negotiating with external suppliers.

 

D

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills                                     

E

 

Knowledge of the local, regional and national policies and initiatives which effect Education and Visitor Services provision.

E

 

Clear understanding of the role of museums/cultural organisations in terms of providing education opportunities.

E

 

Ability to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities

E

 

Ability to work any 5 from 7 days

E

 

A clear commitment to the promotion of diversity

E

 

 



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