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Community Learning and Engagement Officer

The West Highland Museum is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Community Learning and Engagement Officer to take the lead on learning, engagement, and events activities at the museum. The person will be responsible for the development and planning of the programme ensuring it is creative, inclusive and reaches diverse audiences. The post holder will help us reconnect with our community post pandemic and include the creation of education, events and outreach programmes. Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed for any successful candidate living outside the Fort William area.

Closing Date 20 May 2022
Contract Type Fixed Term - 10 months (1 June 2022 – 31 March 2023)
Location Fort William
Employer West Highland Museum Trust
Salary

£14,000 (+ travel & accommodation where appropriate)

About the Role

Person spec:

Enthusiastic and organised with excellent communication skills
Demonstrable experience in a similar role.
Self-motivated and computer literate.

Job Description:

Developing a learning and community engagement strategy for the museum.
To programme a range of activities and events ensuring the programme is creative, inclusive and reaches our diverse audiences.
Liaising with local schools to create learning sessions that will meet the needs of their students and complement the Curriculum for Excellence.
Developing an outreach programme to reach out to vulnerable adults.
Delivering active learning sessions with schools and community groups.
Recruiting, training and supervising volunteers to implement the community learning and engagement programme.
Ensuring that systems are in place so that volunteers are able to deliver the programme independently once the funding period has ended.
Liaising with museum staff/volunteers working on other community led projects at the museum in order to introduce a cohesive learning approach.
Liaising with other organisations on partnership events where appropriate.
Utilising existing digital resources to create meaningful in-gallery and outreach experiences.
Co-ordinating the development of handling boxes to be used for education and outreach.
Ensure activities are recorded and evaluated.

For further information or to apply please contact vanessa@westhighlandmuseum.org.uk

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