Learning Content Officer

Art UK

Region: London

Salary / Fee: From £26,000 to £26,000 per annum, pro rata

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 21/7/20

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To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter and a completed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring form to recruitment@artuk.org by 9am on Tuesday 21 July 2020. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion forms can be downloaded from our website www.artuk.org/about/jobs.

The recruitment process will include a test. Full details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

Interviews will be held via video call in the week beginning Monday 3 August 2020. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Art UK is looking for a Learning Content Officer with a meticulous eye for detail to join our friendly and dedicated team. In this role you will contribute to the development and delivery of Art UK’s exciting new online Learning Portal.

As the Learning Content Officer, you will populate Art UK’s new learning pages by creating new learning resources, drawing on existing content created by Art UK and linking to other resources, including from partner collections.

You will work as part of Content team, reporting to the Head of Content, and working closely with the wider Learning and Engagement, and Editorial teams.

You will have experience developing engaging learning resources for schools or for young people. You must have excellent knowledge of the history of art, art terms, styles and movements. You will have a meticulous eye for detail, and first-rate written and verbal communication skills.

You will be friendly, approachable and helpful, with the confidence to engage with a wide range of individuals. You are well organised, brimming with enthusiasm and full of initiative. You will be excited about working in a young digital organisation that is transforming access to the nation’s art.

Key responsibilities

  • Write useful and compelling learning resources for teachers and wider audiences
  • Check and edit existing learning resources created by Art UK and partners, including sculpture films and audio descriptions
  • Create links to other learning resources from collections and partners
  • Use the Art UK content management system to upload and proofread content
  • Ensure images, text and media are copyright cleared for use in the Learning Portal
  • Liaise with the Art UK Learning and Engagement Steering Panel and Art UK’s teacher connections on the types of content teachers want to see on Art UK

Necessary skills

  • Essential: Experience of writing and editing online learning resources for teachers or young people
  • Essential: Demonstrable knowledge of art history, including art terms, styles and movements
  • Essential: Knowledge of the different educational systems in the UK
  • Essential: A demonstrable understanding of what will appeal to teachers and young people
  • Essential: Ability to share knowledge and disseminate information effectively and clearly
  • Essential: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including impeccable attention to detail and spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Essential: Self-motivated, reliable and organised, with exceptional time management skills
  • Essential: The ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Essential: Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft Office)
  • Essential: Must be able to work from home, with use of a laptop or PC with broadband access
  • Desirable: Experience using databases or content management systems
  • Desirable: Awareness of UK public collections

 Contract terms and benefits

  • Full time, fixed-term post, for six months
  • Salary £26,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • Work from home anywhere in the UK
  • One-month termination clause
  • 25 days annual leave plus English Bank Holidays (pro rata)
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