The Horniman Museum are looking for a Schools Learning Manager

As Schools Learning Manager, you will be integral to the delivery of our vision, translating it into inspiring learning activity for schools and other formal learning audiences. You will lead a busy and talented team, and apply your passion, knowledge and experience in learning theory and practice to guiding the direction, content and delivery of the schools programme. You will oversee a team of six to deliver activities and resources for a schools audience of 46,000 each year.

Deadline: 10am, 11 September 2019

 

The Schools Learning Manager is integral to the delivery of this vision, translating it into inspiring learning activity for schools and other formal learning audiences. They lead a busy and talented team, and apply their passion, knowledge and experience in learning theory and practice to guiding the direction, content and delivery of the schools programme.  

A particular responsibility of this post is face-to-face teaching which harnesses the learning potential of the Horniman’s diverse collections, temporary exhibitions, displays and gardens.

Core Objectives

Programme development and delivery (55%)

  • Oversee the activity planning, delivery, marketing and monitoring of a broad range of learning sessions and resources for formal learning audiences, to meet annual targets.
  • Lead on the evaluation and reporting of schools learning activity.
  • Oversee the delivery of the schools booking and enquiry service.
  • Manage the daily operations for receiving and teaching high numbers of school learners per day, including working with other departments to manage the systems, spaces and resources involved.
  • Deliver high quality hands-on learning sessions, using the Handling Collection, for school groups from EYFS to Post-16, across collection themes. Typically deliver three sessions a week during term-time.
  • Develop and manage projects to ensure access to the service for underrepresented groups, e.g. SEND groups.

Team and resource management (40%)

  • Inspire enthusiasm and creativity in the Schools Learning team and in the learners who use the service.
  • Develop team and individual work plans and support development needs in the Schools Learning team.
  • Monitor budgets and income, maintain accurate financial records and advise on the level of resources needed to carry out planned programmes.
  • Support the future sustainability of the Horniman Museum through contributing to fundraising, revenue generating and other enterprising strategies.
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of an extensive Handling Collection of around 3500 objects.

Advocacy (5%)

  • Establish and maintain relevant networks and contacts, to share our learning, build partnership projects, and keep abreast of developments in learning practice and theory.
  • Contribute to cross disciplinary Museum teams, for example the Operations group, Safeguarding Group and exhibition development project teams. 

General Responsibilities

  • Act in a professional manner and uphold the Horniman’s Code of Conduct.
  • Follow and promote safe systems of work and observe health and safety regulations.
  • Any other duties that may be required to ensure the effective running of the section.

Full time, Salary £33,903 pa rising to £34,595 after probation

Find out more and apply online

Date: 
03/09/2019 - 11/09/2019
Contact Name: 
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Contact Email: 
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