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Job Title:    Learning Assistant - Temporary
Organisation:    Glasgow Life
Salary:    £20,356.80 - 22,168.82 p.a.
Type:    Full-Time Position
 Contract: fixed-term up to 24 September 2020
Location:    Glasgow, Scotland
Closing Date:    Sunday, November 24th, 2019
Job Ref No:    GLA05692
Job Description:
Learning Assistant - Temporary
£20356.80 - £22168.82
Location: Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH

Glasgow Life is the charity responsible for inspiring Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning. We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens of and visitors to the City of Glasgow.

This post, based at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), is an exciting opportunity to deliver and support a varied learning programme with a range of audiences. As Learning Assistant you will deliver a wide range of learning experiences for the general public and visiting booked groups. The majority of your time will be spent delivering, whether in a workshop setting, or on the gallery floor. You will use the gallery/museum collections as the focus for learning and community engagement; work with a range of audiences including school groups, adults, families and community groups – including those requiring additional support in accessing or relating to our services and collections; assist with the development of new sessions through research into the collections, sourcing of suitable resources and finding out about the needs of our visitors; and monitor and evaluate the programme, adapting delivery accordingly.

To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and experience:
• Experience of working with art in an educational or community setting, and of providing information or learning activities to groups / members of the public
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Ability to engage with and inspire a range of different audiences including school groups, families, adults and community groups
• Organisational skills to manage work programme as well as managing groups / learning sessions
• Ability to evaluate and reflect on content and delivery of programmes and adapt accordingly

Following the success of Glasgow European Championships in 2018, Glasgow Life will welcome a host of world class events in the coming years including; LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019, World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 and UEFA Euro 2020. This is in addition to the wealth of events on offer throughout the year, with the annual programme including the World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Mela, HSBC Let’s Ride and the Merchant City Festival amongst many others.

We offer a range of employee benefits such as an opportunity to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, generous holiday entitlement, annual leave purchase scheme, staff discounts, flexible retirement, family friendly policies, flu vaccination programme and career break policy.

At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.

This post is Temporary for a period up to 24 September 2020 with possibility of extension.
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Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 24 November 2019.

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