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Young Peoples Producer

Organisation: V&A Dundee

Salary: £29,295 - £33,686 (pro rata)

Location: Dundee

Who are we?

We are Scotland’s design museum. Designed for everyone, firing imaginations and sparking curiosity in design across Scotland and around the world. At V&A Dundee we are on a mission to inspire and empower through design.

Design shapes our world, it’s part of everyday life and it’s everywhere. We are a museum with energy and have a vision of the future where everyone is inspired through design and recognises its far-reaching impact in our lives.

We are a welcoming place for people of Dundee to explore design and to use as an everyday part of their city, as well as inviting visitors from around the world. We are part of the V&A family of museums that celebrate creativity in all its forms from across centuries, for everyone.

At V&A Dundee, we champion and value our role in engaging audiences with design through a varied programme of accessible, participatory and co designed projects and events that stretch thinking and encourage a curious mind. Key to this is how we co-design with and for our Young Peoples Collective membership, participants, and partners to make the museum enjoyable for everyone.

Role Profile:
The Young Peoples Producer plays a key role in ensuring that the museum is a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive space for a young people’s audience, locally. As well as our young people’s programme as an introduction to all that V&A Dundee has to offer, aimed at those who may otherwise not consider visiting.

With a strong emphasis on co-design, and inclusion this role will work towards engaging young people from a range of backgrounds. Key to our approach is our Young Peoples Programme – co-designed by our Young People’s Collective (YPC), a group of 14 to 24-year-olds from across Dundee. The programme offers diverse, forward-thinking, and relevant opportunities to young people, as well as a programme out with school and college hours specifically to help young people develop new design-related skills and increase confidence and resilience, raise aspirations, and be involved with the Museum.

This programme helps support equal access for all audiences and is a key driver in relation to social impact and contributes significantly to the museum’s civic responsibility.

As a member of the Programme team, the Young Peoples Producer contributes ideas to the wider Museum’s programme and ensures the voice of young people is heard and acted upon, liaising with other internal departments and key, strategic partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Devise, coordinate and facilitate weekly YPC meetings and onboarding of new members

-Develop a bespoke, co designed programme of opportunities led by the needs and interests of YPC to ensure their voices are represented and implemented across the museums’ wider programme

-Maintain and strengthen relationships with key national partners and stakeholders e.g. Young Scot, Children in Scotland, LGBT Youth Scotland to ensure that V&A Dundee is relevant and valued to young people

-Seek out opportunities and encourage membership for young people including those identified as NEET with a range of external partners

-With support from the Learning Manager, work closely with the Philanthropy and Partnerships team on a range of funding proposals and reports as and when necessary

-Working closely with Audiences and Media team to prepare social media posts and author, commission and edit information relating to the programme (What’s On) – e.g. blogs, articles, press releases etc.

-Coordinate and support YPC to gain accreditation for their programme and contribution to the museum

-Undertake administration relating to the post, including compiling reports and proposals, statistics and KPIs, administering budgets, purchase orders, invoices, and event schedules, risk assessments and contracts

-Monitor and evaluate the young people’s programme to ensure that it continues to meet user needs efficiently and effectively

-In collaboration with YPC, engage and commission designers, artists, creative practitioners to contribute to the development and delivery of the programme including museum wide events e.g. Tay Late, Design Days etc

-Actively promote equality and diversity in all aspects of work by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and actively contributing to developments that support the museum’s strategy for widening access, inclusion, and diversity

-Represent and promote the work of V&A Dundee outside the organisation and undertake any other duties as reasonably required.

Person specification

-Proven experience of developing, coordinating, co-designing, and delivering programmes and projects for and with young people, in a museum, gallery, arts organisation, visitor attraction or similar cultural setting

-Efficient time and work management, ability to work on multiple projects and meticulous attention to detail

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a busy environment

-Confident public speaker able to represent the Museum and its programmes

-Ability to work independently and creatively as part of a team

-Experience of writing and managing resources for and with young people both for print and digital platforms

-Ability to contribute to and promote an inclusive, respectful culture within a team

-Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of government policies and legislation relating to young people – including Child Protection, Health & Safety and The Equality Act and knowledge of national Young People initiatives, e.g. The Promise

-Experience of financial administration relating to budgets

-Represent and promote the work of V&A Dundee outside the organisation and undertake any other duties as reasonably required

-Proven IT skills and up to date knowledge of digital platforms and social media

This role will require the post holder to work some evenings, weekends and holiday periods as the learning programmes demand and when required. To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.

Application Deadline: Thursday 02/05/2024