Steaming Ahead Activities Co-ordinator

Organisation: Bo’Ness & Kinneil Railway

Salary: £8,800 p/a

Location: Bo'ness

Contract: 3 years
Hours: 2 days a week

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) is a largely volunteer run organisation with around 400 volunteers. We are currently delivering a Heritage Lottery funded project called Steaming Ahead which will see major re-development at the site. The project will see a new steam engineering facility with public viewing gallery, a new entrance and public engagement space at the Museum of Scottish Railways and improved access throughout the site. An exciting programme of activities will be delivered as part of this project.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to join our team to develop, deliver and monitor the events, activities and audiences outlined in the project’s Activity Plan. During the initial period of the post, the post holder will play an important role in developing the activity programming and consulting with programme partners and the local community.

The post holder will work alongside the project staff, the Business Development Manager, the Museum Director and key volunteers.

The post is grant funded for 3 years

Key responsibilities:

1. Deliver key aspects of the Activity Plan
2. Develop and implement a programme of activities for the duration of the project
3. Monitor the use and evaluate the success of the activities and liaise with the evaluation consultants on key performance indicators
4. Identify and attract new audiences to the site
5. Work alongside the SRPS staff and volunteers to develop local community relations
6. Develop and deliver informal learning opportunities including events and activities for identified audiences including railway enthusiasts, the elderly, families and young people
7. Work with identified project partners on the successful rollout of key project areas
8. Deliver the elements required for the successful rollout of the Inspiring Young Futures Programme
9. Deliver the elements required for the successful rollout of the Railway Memories Programme

10. Undertake marketing to promote the Activity Plan including developing social media activity, writing press releases and articles for the member and volunteer newsletters
11. Liaise with relevant staff and volunteers at SRPS
12. Other duties as required

Occasional weekend and evening work will be required and the Activities Co-ordinator will be expected to take a flexible approach to duties and work as part of a small team of staff. This post is subject to a successful Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme check. An annual salary review will be undertaken.

Qualifications and experience

1. Educated to degree level or equivalent
2. Experience of museum, gallery or visitor attraction learning and engagement activities
3. Have experience of developing an events programme
4. Have experience of the development, management and implementation of formal and informal learning resources and activities for a wide range of audiences
5. Have experience working with partners to deliver collaborative projects
6. Worked as part of a team
7. Experience working on own initiative with an agreed work programme
8. Good understanding of basic IT systems and an ability to prepare written reports and work programmes

1. Have experience of developing audiences within a museum or visitor attraction
2. Have experience of marketing and social media activity
3. Have experience monitoring and evaluating projects
4. Have experience working with volunteers
5. Have an interest in industrial heritage
6. Have experience of delivering a service within a budget

To Apply:
Applicants should send a recent CV and covering letter showing experience and skills relevant to this opportunity. Applications to be sent to Becky Peacock, Museum Director;

Deadline for applications: Monday 26th July 2021 by 5pm

Application Deadline: Monday 26/07/2021