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Posted: Monday, November 25th 2019
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Job Title:     Learning and Access Officer
Organisation:     Scottish Maritime Museum
Salary:     £20,500 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Irvine, Scotland
Closing Date:     Monday, January 6th, 2020
Job Ref No:    
Job Description:
Duration: Permanent
Place of Work: The predominant location of the post will be Irvine but there will also be a requirement to work at the Museum’s Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton.
Salary: £20,500 per annum
Hours required: 37 Hours (This will include occasional evening and weekend work)
Normal Hours: Typically Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. Hours are variable to meet the needs of the Service
Responsible to: Curator and any other delegated member of the Museum management team
Responsible for: Visitor services staff and volunteers who are involved in learning activities
Main objective: This role involves developing and delivering the Museum’s educational learning and access programme, promoting learning to audiences ranging from early years to lifelong learners, contributing to the Museum’s events programme, and delivering talks and demonstrations to visiting groups.

Key Activities:
Develop and deliver the learning and events programme in conjunction with other members of the management team, identifying creative ways to ensure the objectives of the Museum to match the needs of our visitors across a range of subject areas.

Liaise with schools with bookings, facilitating access to the Museum’s collections through school visits and outreach sessions. Assist in marketing the Learning and Access programme including design and delivery within agreed budgets.

Keep up to date with curriculum developments, ensuring that the Museum’s education programmes are relevant to the Curriculum for Excellence. Production of booklets, guides and information packs promoting our resources for schools, colleges and identified Museum users.

Ensure compliance with the Museum’s systems and procedures relating to safeguarding, employment, care of collection and the security of the Museum’s collections. The post holder will also manage Health and Safety matters related to learning work spaces.

Liaise with partners to deliver special projects, such as the newly formed Harbourside Men’s Shed which is based at the museum.

Manage budgets allocated by external funders and complete regular reporting. Undertake research and evaluation and deliver reports of findings and outcomes.

Supervise staff and volunteers and assist in their training and full induction.

Assist in the smooth operation and staffing of the Museum, provide emergency cover for staff at other sites and to undertake any reasonable request from your manager or another member of the management team and to undertake additional training as required.

Additional Notes:
The Museum is a visitor attraction and requires staff to work at occasional weekends, public holidays and evenings. The timing of lunch breaks will vary to accommodate the needs of those visiting the Museum.

The Museum strives to maintain very high standards and failure to comply with these standards may result in disciplinary action.

A Full Disclosure check for regulated activity is required for this post.

Person Profile:
You will have an organised and methodical approach to your work, with an eye for detail. You will also have the ability to prioritise tasks, work independently, and to use your own initiative. Strong interpersonal skills are essential to this role.

Essential qualifications:
• Graduate in a relevant discipline in museums, heritage or education.

Desirable qualifications:
• A postgraduate qualification in museums, heritage or education, or equivalent experience.
• An interest or background in maritime, industrial or social history.
• Knowledge or experience of developing and delivering formal and informal learning programmes for all ages.
• Knowledge and understanding of current formal learning, widening participation, audience development and schools engagement agendas within the museum and gallery sector.
• Experience of managing staff and volunteers.
• An interest in life long education.
Application Instructions:
Application is by CV and covering letter to: or Matthew Bellhouse Moran, Curator, Scottish Maritime Museum, 6 Gottries Road, Irvine, KA12 8QE. If you have any queries contact Matthew as above or phone 01294 278283

The deadline for applications is 6th January 2020 and interviews will be held on 17th January 2020.
Contact Name:     Matthew Moran
Contact Tel:     01294 278283
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     6 Gottries Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8QE.  
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