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Learning Programme Assistant: Outreach and Museum
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: CIX-017334

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/09/2021

Salary: £24,174 to £27,116 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Cultural Institutions

Division: Manchester Museum

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 31 August 2023

School / Directorate: Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum has an exciting career opportunity and invites applications for the post of Learning Programme Assistant - Outreach and On Site, providing full time employment for the next two years, throughout the final year of our hello future redevelopment and into the first year of reopening. 

The Learning Programme Assistant will play a key role in keeping Manchester Museum’s incredible collection alive during our closure period, ensuring - through your amazing engagement skills - that we continue to inspire young people across the region throughout this time. You will also provide creative ideas and support testing of brand new programmes ready for our reopening late in 2022, in line with our values and mission and in collaboration with the Primary Learning Coordinator and other team members.

The Inflatable Museum will be one of your main ‘places’ of work. You will be responsible for packing it up safely and taking it out in our electric van to schools across the city where you will run fun and impactful workshops - both existing and newly-developed - alongside the Inflatable Museum Support Assistant. We expect this aspect of the job to take 2-3 days per week. You will be responsible for following health and safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, others, resources and collection items. This will be particularly important when working off-site, where you will give safety briefings to school staff and pupils and will need to sensitively but firmly ensure procedures are followed. 

And there’ll be other opportunities too: to work with families and other audiences at events and festivals across the city using the outdoor Pop-Up Museum; to help us expand and refine online delivery via platforms such as Zoom; and to work inside the museum as we begin to reopen for piloting brand new programmes. You’ll get involved in supporting all aspects of programmes with primary schools, including marketing and the e-newsletter, administering school object loan programmes, and some financial and bookings administration with the School Bookings Coordinator.

Please note that a driving license and willingness to drive the museum’s van are essential requirements for this post. 

Interviews to be held: 22-23 September 2021.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Primary Learning Coordinator: Amy McDowall

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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