Learning and Audiences Officer

  • Location: The Black Watch Castle and Museum
  • Hours: Full time including weekend work
  • Salary: On application

Work type: Permanent | Full Time
Location: The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth
Salary: on application

We are currently recruiting for a Learning and Audiences Officer to take the lead on developing new and existing audiences to increase access to and engagement with our collection and events programme. They will also provide the delivery of a high quality learning service to the public, local and regional schools and manage our volunteer programme.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Museum Curator, the main duties of the Learning and Audiences Officer are:

• To develop, manage and implement informal learning at the Castle and Museum, i.e. family activities, birthday parties and outreach activities

• To develop, manage and implement events at the Castle and Museum, i.e. family events, Open Doors, seasonal events

• To develop, manage and implement formal learning at the Castle and Museum, i.e. hosting school groups, youth groups; developing teacher’s packs and loans kits and other schools resources

• Discover new ways to interpret the collections to engage with new and existing audiences

• To manage the Volunteer Programme at the Castle and Museum and ensure it reflects best practice

• To support marketing activities by contributing to social media content relevant to your role

Key Skills

• Sound knowledge of IT packages
• Passion for working with people
• Must be flexible
• Excellent team player
• Excellent communication skills

Experience | Qualifications | Training

• Be educated to degree level
• Have experience of Museum or gallery learning in a similar role
• Have experience of the development, management and implementation of formal and informal learning within a Museum, including:
• Developing loans kits, teacher’s packs and working with a Curriculum For Excellence
• Developing and managing group visits, i.e. school visits linked to the curriculum, youth group visits, and adult group visits
• Have experience in developing an events programme
EITHER have a Museum or heritage postgraduate qualification, or relevant experience
OR have an education postgraduate qualification, or relevant experience
• Have experience managing a volunteer team
• Have experience of applying for external funding
• Have experience of monitoring and evaluating projects

Please send covering letter and CV to Hope Busák - curator@theblackwatch.co.uk

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Closing Date: 18 March 2019