Learning and Engagement Officer

Organisation: Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Location: Anstruther, Fife

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us to continue the delivery and development of the museum’s learning and engagement service. At a time when we, like many museums, are reviewing our learning programmes in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is a great opportunity to join our team to develop our offering, blending on-site and online programming for a sustainable future.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in 1969 to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The Museum collections of over 65,000 artefacts, including full size fishing vessels, received ‘Recognition of National Significance’ status in 2007. The Museum has a small team of paid staff plus significant volunteer support, especially through three clubs, the Boats Club, Model Boat Club and St Ayles Rowing Club. It has full Accreditation status and is graded a four-star visitor attraction by VisitScotland.

This post is within the Curatorial team and will involve working closely with the Head Curator, Assistant Curators, Curatorial Trainees and Volunteers. You will have the opportunity to present our collections creatively and engagingly to our school-based, family and community audiences through formal and informal learning, interactives, holiday activities, workshops, events and talks using in-person, physical, and digital media.

As Learning and Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for:
• realising the full potential of the Recognised Collections as a learning resource
• engaging and inspiring people in the wider community of all ages and interests
• raising awareness of the museum, its collections, and programmes through a range of media channels, including social media
• working in close partnership with the curatorial team and external partners including IMS, FMF, Fife Community Learning

Please see the Scottish Fisheries Museum website for the full job description, person specification and how to apply:

Application Deadline: Monday 09/01/2023