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Posted: Monday, October 29th 2018
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Job Title:     Learning and Community Engagement Assistant
Organisation:     Petersfield Museum
Salary:     £18,500 - 20,000 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: 2 Years Fixed Term
Location:     Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Closing Date:     Friday, November 30th, 2018
Job Ref No:     LCEA1
Other Benefits:   20 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
Job Description:
To support the delivery of the museum’s HLF project "Pathways into the past" and delivery of the current engagement offer. This will involve assisting in all aspects of the learning and community engagement aspects of the museum from the schools programme, holiday activities, events, specialist interest groups and much more along with some of the day to day operational needs of the museum.
(37.5 hours a week including at least one weekend day a month)

Main Duties and Responsibilities Audience Development/Education Activities
• Assist the Learning and Community Engagement Officer to develop and deliver workshops for all audience groups.
• Deliver workshops in schools as part of the outreach programme while the museum is closed.
• Assist in the development and delivery of the art club, holiday activities, parent and toddler group sessions and immersive celebration weekend events.
• Assist with the development of simple interactives and activities for the HLF project, ‘Pathways into the Past’.
• Assist where necessary by providing information for the website, social media and to support all publicity activities.

Research and Interpretation
• Carry out historical and object research to inform new museum interpretation, education and outreach activities.
• Work with community groups and facilitate their involvement in community led displays.

Volunteers and Interns
• Support the recruitment, training and management of the volunteer workforce and interns.
• Support the experience of young people volunteering with the museum particularly if developing skills in activities and events.

General Responsibilities
• To be responsible for his own/her own development and actively encourage the personal development of all volunteers.
• To observe the Museum policies on health and safety and follow instructions and procedures so as to comply with relevant statutory requirements.
• To act as key holder / duty manager as and when required.
• To contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of the HLF Project.
• To undertake other tasks appropriate to the post and its level of responsibility as required from time to time by the Trustees and/or Learning and Community Engagement Officer.
Required Skills:

• Degree or experience in heritage management, history, archaeology or relevant subject.

Skills and Experience:
• Ability to convey enthusiasm for the subject matter to a wide variety of individuals visiting the museum
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels in writing and verbally

• Work occasionally at weekends or evenings as required
• Full clean UK driving license

• Genuine interest in and enthusiasm for art, culture and heritage
• Self-motivated and practical
• Reliable and responsible
• Excellent attention to detail
• Able to plan ahead and manage workload in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
• Flexible and able to work as part of a diverse team of paid staff and volunteers


• Post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in education or heritage subject

Skills and experience:
• Experience of developing schools learning and audience engagement programmes in a museum or heritage setting
• Experience of delivering formal or informal learning activities in a museum, heritage, education or community setting
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Able to conduct research on behalf of the museum users and staff to provide written and verbal reports that summarise information in ways that are appropriate to the end user
• Ability to use social media to promote activities and engage with audiences.
• Experience of working with heritage-based events.
Application Instructions:
Application is by CV with covering letter which should be no more than two sides of A4.

Applications may be sent by post or email to:
Learning and Community Engagement Officer,
Petersfield Museum,
St Peters Road,
GU32 3HU
Tel: 01730 262601

Closing date: Friday 30th November 11.59pm.
Interviews: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December
Contact Name:     Ryan Watts
Contact Tel:     01730 262601
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     Petersfield Museum, St Peters Road, Petersfield, Hampshire.  
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