Bath Abbey is a vibrant and internationally significant parish church currently serving nearly 500,000 people annually. The Abbey is currently in the delivery phase of its Footprint Project. Footprint is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is a transformative programme of capital works, interpretation, collections care and sustainable energy, provoked by the urgent need to repair and renew its collapsing historic floor. The project will accomplish this by:
• Reducing Impact – stabilising the floor foundation, renewing its surface, and using the unique hot springs as a source of energy
• Enlarging Capacity – fulfilling the Abbey as a place of congregation, equal access and hospitality
• Retelling an Ancient Story – recording and interpreting the long history of the Abbey site and this iconic church for millions of visitors
• Becoming a People and Place Fully Alive – supporting everyone in recognising
what is valuable – individually, communally, and globally.
Part of the Abbey’s mission is to offer all visitors the opportunity to experience the Abbey as a People and Place Fully Alive. The Learning Officer has an opportunity to play their part, along with every other aspect of what our visitors’ experience, in assisting that process.
As part of the Abbey’s commitment to heritage learning, the Learning Officer will develop and deliver formal and informal programmes, particularly to our target audiences, as outlined in the Footprint Project Activity Plan. We are happy to supply a copy of the Activity Plan to applicants. Please contact Alix Gilmer, AGilmer@bathabbey.org for one. Please find the full job description here. To submit an application please send a full CV and covering letter which explains why you are a suitable candidate and includes the details of two references to: Alix Gilmer, Project Director, AGilmer@bathabbey.org.
The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Friday 4 October 2019.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October 2019.
Candidates invited to interview will be notified by the end of the week of the 14th October.
Because of the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to every individual application. If you have not heard from us by Friday 18th October, please assume your application has not been successful.
The interviews will involve a presentation and helping to deliver informal learning activities in the Abbey.