Creative Learning & Engagement Manager

Organisation: Mackintosh at the Willow

Salary: TBC

Location: Glasgow

The Willow Tea Rooms Trust is custodian of the fully restored original Willow Tea Rooms building and the integrated visitor centre at 215-217 Sauchiehall Street; and Mackintosh at the Willow, the social enterprise that supports and helps deliver the charitable objectives of the Trust. As well as ensuring the ongoing preservation and maintenance of Miss Cranston’s historic Willow Tea Rooms, the heritage building acts as enabler for the advancement of education, inspiration and cultural engagement. The Tea Rooms are designed and operated as a cultural experience, and intrinsically connected with the permanent exhibition, historic items, educational facilities and interpretation that form the living breathing museum that is Mackintosh at the Willow.

We deliver a dedicated Creative Learning & Engagement Programme (CLE). This brings the building and its cultural legacy to life through tours and workshops for early years, schools, Further Education & Higher Education students; hosting specialist events for community and international visiting groups; and working in partnership with other stakeholders to connect a wider audience with the legacies of Catherine Cranston, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald, via on-site, outreach and digital activities.

We are seeking a CLE Manager to deliver our current 3 year strategy and develop the next at an exciting time in the organisation’s journey. The strategy focuses on using the historical and social legacy of this special place and its creators as an enabler for education and inspiration in the arts, heritage and culture; and as a conduit for increased wellbeing, access, connection and inclusion for local, national and international communities.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual, with a proven track record in successfully organising and delivering creative engagement experiences and activities in a heritage or arts environment. You will be passionate about the role of engagement and learning within the arts, culture and heritage sectors and have a keen interest in sharing knowledge and inspiring people about Glasgow and the pioneering figures of Catherine Cranston, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald. You will also have an excellent understanding of the positive impacts brought about by people engaging with heritage and culture, and the importance of accessibility for all.

If this is you then please download the Job Description below or get in touch with us at:

Application Deadline: Wednesday 18/05/2022