Museums Education & Access Officer

Organisation: Live Borders

Salary: £26, 337 - £28,459 (pro rata)

Location: Border Textile Towerhouse, Hawick

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Education and Outreach Officer to join Live Borders Museums, Galleries and Archives Team. This post will be based in Hawick with scope for limited home working. Ability to work with colleagues covering museums in Hawick/Jedburgh primarily, and deliver activities suitable for delivery at other sites across the Borders area will be important. Your role is to bring out the full learning potential of our museums, collections, archives/data and exhibitions. You will work to Live Borders strategic priorities to maximise participation, develop partnerships, contribute to cultural sector and education initiatives and work in collaboration with
colleagues including external/peer networks. Key activities will include input to planning 2024-25 education/family learning/activity programmes. You will collaborate on facilitating schools access to our museums/galleries/archives and collections based learning resources. Other key tasks require skills in identifying income generation/grant opportunities and ability to build links with community partners to provide health and wellbeing benefits. To achieve success in this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a proven track record of working within cultural/heritage learning settings. You will be a creative thinker and confident in facilitating activities with schools/community groups, preferably with experience of developing activities linked to formal education and learning outcomes. You will need exemplary time management, inter-personal and public speaking skills. Team working is also important, including ability to build effective relationships with colleagues, communities, schools and groups involving diverse ages, abilities and learning styles. Project management and IT skills will be advantageous for delivering, monitoring and reporting on digital engagement activities and presenting outcomes from learning projects to funders/stakeholders.

Application Deadline: Sunday 29/10/2023