This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced museum learning professional to join the learning team at Aerospace Bristol, a museum operated by registered charity operated by Bristol Aero Collection Trust.
Based at Filton, Aerospace Bristol tells the incredible story of over 100 years of aerospace design and manufacturing from the perspective of those who were part of it. The museum has STEM learning at its heart and aims to inspire, entertain and inform present and future generations through their understanding of and engagement with the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It will, of course, also be home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in Filton.
If you have a passion for cross-curricular and hands-on museum learning, then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
• Deliver activities, learning sessions and outreach as part of a programme of educational group visits, outreach, tertiary research and life-long learning opportunities and events.
• Provide excellent customer service and an outstanding visitor experience to all customers you interact with.
• Prepare learning spaces and equipment for activity sessions.
• Work with the Learning and Community Engagement Manager and other members of the team to create and develop educational resources and activities for target groups identified in the Activity Plan.
• Promote learning programmes and projects to target groups paying particular attention to non-user groups.
• Assist in the management of the content of the learning section of the museum’s website and contribute content for newsletters.
• Liaise with schools, colleges, teachers and lecturers via email and telephone to answer enquiries relating to the museum’s learning offer and community engagement activities.
• Assist teacher’s/school groups in planning, coordinating, and managing visits.
• Collect and input data regarding school visits, feedback, resources etc. to the museum databases.
• When required, assist in the development and delivery of community engagement and outreach projects for specific harder to reach audiences and to develop interest in museum.
• Assist in ensuring the day-to-day co-ordination and best use of learning spaces and equipment.
• Assist the Learning and Community Engagement Manager with funding applications for learning projects.
• Feedback and act upon evaluation of learning activities, events and programmes.
• Work collaboratively with the staff from other departments and external organisation’s on the delivery of a range of collaborative educational programmes that will interest and benefit visitors and the local community.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of best practice in museum education, STEM education and learning, in order to provide the best possible service.
• Be proactive in seeking out opportunities to learn new skills.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will have a passion for learning and museums as well as experience working in STEM or heritage education. The capability to work as a part of a team is essential as is being people focused and outcome orientated.
Specific requirements for the role are:
• Relevant degree, appropriate to the role (e.g. education, science, engineering or heritage). Equivalent professional experience within the sector will also be considered.
• Experience working in a large visitor attraction, preferably a museum or science centre.
• Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering high quality hands-on learning activities in a public setting.
• Prior experience of working with both primary and secondary school children and communicating to a wide range of audiences.
• Passion for and demonstrable understanding of STEM subjects and museums & heritage.
• Excellent customer service skills with experience in a customer focused organisation.
• Good written and verbal communication skills including public speaking.
• Excellent team working and organisational skills.
• Adaptable, proactive and able to work in a fast paced and customer focused environment
• Able to work independently toward shared goals.
• Excellent IT, social media, facilitation and presentation skills – including working with Microsoft office, databases and educational hardware e.g. interactive whiteboard.
• Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.
• Professional Teaching Qualification.
• Experience of working with volunteers.
• A good understanding of the current national curriculum and the latest innovations in teaching practice.
• Previous experience working in or teaching Physics, DT or Engineering.
• Innovation, creativity and problem solving – able to rise to a challenge by providing innovative and practical solutions.
• Knowledge of relevant legislative requirements relating to the role.
Please click here to download the Job Description.
The post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Weekend and some evening and Bank Holiday working will be required.
Applicants should apply with a CV and a supporting statement as to why they are interested and suitably experienced for this position, please include your current salary and job role. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 12 noon.
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Interviews will be held during the week commencing 2nd September 2019. If you already know that you cannot make any days during this week, please provide alternative dates with your application, stating when you would be available for interview.
Bristol Aero Collection Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer.