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Job Title:    Learning & Engagement Officer
Organisation:    River & Rowing Museum
Salary:    £19,500 p.a.
Type:    Part-Time Position (30 pw)
Location:    Henley on Thames, England
Closing Date:    Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Job Description:
As we welcome everyone back into the museum, we’re excited about offering both tried and tested as well as new ways for people to learn at and engage with the museum. Working with our extensive collection, a richness of stories and both expert and everyday voices – we’d like to engage as many people as possible. This will be at the museum, in its surroundings and online too. With this learning and engagement officer role, we’re looking for an excellent listener, facilitator and collaborator who is highly resourceful and practical. It’s an exciting time for the museum and a fulfilling role in a setting so rich with sense of place.

Key Responsibilities
• Establish and develop relationships and partnerships with learning and other community groups / institutions.
• Facilitate the involvement of communities and creative practitioners to enable multiple perspectives and diversity of content.
• Involve volunteers to add value to formal and informal learning experiences.
• Support the development of public engagement programmes and activities by collaborating with colleagues in curatorial, marketing and communications and commercial and with external practitioners and groups.
• Work with the Museum Tutors to develop new learning and engagement resources.
• Develop and work within an evaluation framework to proportionately measure and continuously improve reach and impact.
• Delivery of formal learning sessions to groups.
• Delivery of informal learning sessions to visitors.
• Work within a physical (museum & surroundings), digital and hybrid context for all learning and engagement experiences.
• Foster a culture of sustainability and efficiency by prioritising activities and relationships, and by excellent use and adaptation of resources.
• Ensure the optimum resourcing, scheduling, and safeguarding of all learning visits and activities.
• Manage enquiries, bookings, and resources for formal learning visits in conjunction with visitor operations and commercial colleagues.
• Represent the River and Rowing Museum in formal learning networks, drawing on best practice, innovation, partnership opportunities and sharing learning.
• Able to work evenings and weekend days as required.
Required Skills:
Essential selection criteria
• Skilled in facilitating the involvement of diverse individuals and groups.
• Excellent listening and presentation skills.
• Experience of delivering workshops and learning sessions to groups.
• Experience of developing and delivering activities for a variety of audiences, in both a structured and unstructured format.
• Well-organised and able to act with efficiency and sustainability, particularly in the use of resources and involvement of others.
• Able to draw on insight and apply creatively to development of activities.
• Skilled in developing evaluation tools proportionate to activities and sharing learning.
• Experience of working with children in both formal education and family visitor groups.
• Experience of working within an organisation with multiple areas of focus such as conservation, commercial activity, and fundraising.
• Skilled in collaborating with others to develop programmes of activity creatively and critically.
• Experience of involving volunteers to add value to activities.

Desirable selection criteria
• Experience of developing specific online learning and engagement content.
• Experience of working with communities who have experienced barriers to visiting museums.
• Skilled in facilitating debate and discussion with complex and / or emotive subjects.
• Experience of working with neuro-diverse groups and optimising experiences for them.
 
Application Instructions:
For a job pack - please visit http://www.rrm.co.uk where you will find further details and the application information.

Please send us a CV together with a supporting statement that covers the following points:

• Tell us about your experience of working with communities to listen to and amplify their voices. What were the key principles you worked to?
• Tell us about your experience of collaborating with different areas to develop an offer. What did you particularly contribute to the process?
• With so many audience choices and topics / themes to explore, how would you prioritise relationships and activities?
• What do you think are the limitations of and opportunities of digital learning and engagement events? Tell us your experience of developing online resources to provide learning and/or engagement. Don’t worry if you haven’t worked in this area, just tell us your experience as an audience of online learning and/or engagement experiences.

If you prefer, you can record a video summarising your CV and a video covering the supporting statement points above. However – please make sure you send these as a link to a file-sharing site and not the video files themselves.

Please also complete our equal opportunities monitoring form.

All documents or video file-sharing links should be sent to recruitment@rrm.co.uk

We’ll be accepting applications up to midnight on Monday 17 May. Interviews will be in the week beginning Monday 24 May and will take place online, but you’re very welcome to visit the museum from Thursday 20 May when it reopens to the public. Finally, please ensure that you have included your contact number and email address, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable.
 
Contact Name:    Jon O'Donoghue
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Contact Email:     recruitment@rrm.co.uk
Website:     http://www.rrm.co.uk
Address:     Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 1BF.