Education Manager - Maternity Cover

Organisation: National Mining Museum Scotland

Salary: £ 25,000

Location: Newtongrange

The Education Manager is responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating the museum’s formal and informal learning programmes and events for all ages. This will include sessions with schools, families, community groups, adult audiences and volunteers both within the Museum and as outreach or digital engagement.
With experience of working in a similar capacity, the Education Manager is responsible for ensuring our learning and engagement programmes and events are accessible, innovative and dynamic for our target audiences. Working closely with the NMMST management team, the post will lead on strategic learning development, budgets, and associated high profile learning projects.

Key responsibilities:

• Lead and manage the National Mining Museum Scotland’s formal learning programme. Incorporating research, development and implementation of innovative content and programmes across our offer and ensuring all programmes align with our vision, mission and visitor needs.
• Work with partners and colleagues to facilitate learning opportunities which support the Curriculum for Excellence and provide life-enhancing experiences and reflect the Scottish Government’s performance framework outcome (Education) and Museums Galleries Scotland’s new strategy.
• Support schools, local attainment priorities and strategic learning programmes/projects through STEM, Learning for Sustainability, Global Citizenship, climate literacy, Health and Wellbeing and wider programmes, such as local history month, science weeks, topic specific projects, etc.
• Continue to develop the Museum’s green agenda and climate literacy opportunities in line with our masterplan and mission, vision and values and deliver green initiatives such as events and activities supporting the newly redeveloped family-friendly Green Zone exhibitions.
• Lead and manage the Midlothian Climate Beacon project, part of the Climate Beacons for COP26 nationwide partnership project, including participating in fundraising applications, facilitating public engagement activities and maintaining key partnerships
• Develop, plan and deliver educational activities, events, and programmes targeted towards the needs of children, young people and adults and maintain learning opportunities within the museum’s general offer and through our learning programmes that improve accessibility, support accreditation, and support a variety of learning styles, lifelong learning, and additional support needs
• Contribute to regular monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all educational and family activities, support NMMS forward planning and performance management processes (KPI’s)
• Collaboratively work with the Senior Management Team to plan and deliver a range of seasonal activities, events and exhibitions
• Work with the management team and front of house teams to continuously monitor and improve the visitor experience, to engage non-users of the Museum and work to improve accessibility, engagement and awareness of NMMS.
• Be responsible for the daily administration of the formal learning programme, including bookings, enquiries, coordinating resources and spaces in the museum, particularly the new Green Zone.
• Develop and maintain relevant digital resources to support learning.
• Market and promote NMMS formal and informal learning activities.
• Maintain and develop handling objects with NMMS curatorial department.
• Contribute to the development of external funding bids.
• Ensure accurate and secure management of budget, information and records, ensuring all are kept up to date, maintained and reported.
• Keep up to date with local, regional and national policies, strategies and initiatives for NMMS and develop key external relationships and partnerships
• Create and implement education programmes to achieve the highest standards of compliance with Health and Safety legislation, Child protection legislation, GDPR, Fair Work First and other regulations.
• Ensure that the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are an integral part of the delivery of educational programmes and help to achieve Best Value.
• Represent NMMS at heritage education sector and Industrial Museums Scotland’s education and learning meetings and events.

Line Management
• The post has no direct line management responsibility but may be responsible for the coordination of sessional staff and/or volunteers and work experience placements.

Full info and how to apply can be found on our website.

Application Deadline: Sunday 30/07/2023