1838_1 - Education Demonstrator (WAG)

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Posted: 08/08/2018 16:56
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £17,719 (Pro rata)
Location: Walker Art Gallery
Level: Front of house
Deadline: 20/08/2018 12:00
Hours: 29.6
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan and Childcare Voucher Scheme
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

This post is Maternity cover fixed term to 12 May 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 at the Walker Art Gallery, in the role of Education Demonstrator.

Based within the Education and Visitor Services directorate at NML's art Galleries, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of our education offer across the gallery.

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 the Education Team Leader you will:         

  • Work with schools, community groups and general visitors to develop diverse education activities which are inclusive and accessible to all visitors.
  • Encourage visitor participation through an accessible and inclusive Education / Community Programme.
  • Deliver an education programme of workshops, interactive tours, talks, events and other activities as directed by your Manager or Team Leader.
  • Deliver sessions, activities and projects on diverse themes that target under represented and vulnerable communities across NML venues.
  • Support venue based EV teams to engage with diverse audiences and connect groups identified through outreach programmes with the core education offer.
  • Deliver outreach programmes offsite using themes from permanent galleries and special exhibitions across NML with diverse content when required.
  • Contribute to the development of the department by attending team meetings and giving advice to senior staff, orally and through written reports.
  • Work with colleagues to maximise the Education and Community offer across NML.
  • Ensure that all visitor statistics for your area are collected and recorded onto the Central Events Management System (CEMS) database on a weekly basis.
  • Promote the use of the NML on-line evaluation tool and maximise opportunities to fully utilise social media to connect with new audiences.
  • Assist in the development of educational resources to support temporary exhibitions as and when required
  • Ensure the security of the collections while they are under the care of EV.
  • Work closely with colleagues across NML to ensure a seamless experience and consistent standards are delivered for all visitors to NML with reference to the visitor charter produced by EV.
  • Provide event support and effective house-keeping duties at your venue.
  • Provide Support to volunteers and work placement stidents where required
  • Demonstrate a commitment to adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.
  • Manage health & safety policies and procedures and make a contribution to the continuance of a sound health and safety culture within the department .
  • Improve performance through undertaking continuing professional development
  • Adhere to and promote NML's Equality and Diversity, safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults  and Child Protection policies. Monitor and update the NML Diversity Action plan.
  • Undertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties and to uphold the Museums Association Code of Ethics
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time

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.

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 Demonstrator

Payband 3

Qualifications

Degree in relevant subject. D

Experience

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

Experience of delivering multi sensory activities and talks. D

Experience of standard office IT software. E

Experience of working as part of a team. D

Experience of working with diverse communities of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. E

Experience of developing accessible educational resources D

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills E                                     

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

Flexible approach and ability to work with others E

Enthusiastic, outgoing personality & ability to create rapport quickly with the visiting public. E

A clear commitment to the promotion of diversity E

 



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