Learning Officer: Primary Schools
Salary: £28,950 – £31,300 per annum dependent on skills, knowledge and experience
Location: Albany House
12month Fixed Term Contract
We are the world’s leading museum of urban transport. Every year we work with thousands of young people, business partners and industry decision-makers to shape London’s future! Our creative and interactive schools programmes inspire a love of learning and builds skills for life and work. Each year we reach over 20,000 children and young people through high quality experiences delivered on site at the Museum and Depot and we have just launched an exciting new virtual offer which we plan to enrich and grow in the coming year.
About the role
You will manage the delivery of the primary schools programme covering EYFS, KS1 & 2, including activities connecting across the full breadth of the curriculum, and a current emphasis on STEAM subjects. This includes workshops at the Museum and the Depot, outreach sessions, virtual sessions and activities for SEN schools.
You will work closely with the Learning Officer: Secondary Schools and the Learning Assistant and alongside the Adult and Family and Young Peoples Skills and Community teams at the Museum.
You will be accountable for embedding best practice in museum education, training and supporting a team of freelancers and actors to deliver our programme. You will work in a dynamic team of Learning staff to extend the reputation of the department internally and externally driving forward the schools programme at LTM.
• Develop and manage, efficiently and to budget, an education programme for over 21,500 EYFS, KS1 & 2 learners linking to the national curriculum with the collection at its heart.
• Manage freelancers, actors and volunteers to deliver the programmes as needed
• Develop a programme that links to the wider work of the museum, ensuring that it is visible to and valued by staff and other audiences, reporting and celebrating its success as appropriate.
• Build strong relationships across our two sites in Covent Garden and Acton Depot with a diverse group of stakeholders, including schools, other LTM departments, funders and Transport for London.
• Ensure that young people have a range of opportunities to be involved with LTM and that all work seeks to build lifelong relationships and future visitors
• Develop and enable delivery of specially funded projects
• Work closely with key internal stakeholders – particularly Operations and Visitor Services teams – to ensure that the schools programme is visible, valued and integrated with the wider work of the Museum.
• Using the team’s Theory of Change evaluation framework, to consistently evaluate and measure impact of the schools programme to inform its on-going development
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
• Effective interpersonal skills to engage and work with a range of stakeholders in a clear and confident manner. Exceptional ability to build personal and organisational relationships at all levels
• Strong organisational skills: a proven ability to work on own initiative and in a team, to prioritise and manage own time and that of others to meet deadlines
• Excellent communication skills: the ability to effectively represent the Museum through formal presentations, one-to-one meetings, written proposals, reports and promotional copywriting
• Demonstrable flexibility in approach to work; able to adjust plans as necessary to meet overall ambitions of the Learning team and the Museum
• Ability to successfully articulate, plan and deliver a coherent programme of varied projects
• Proven knowledge of learning in museums, and passionate about engagement and participation best practice
• Proven knowledge of working with a range of learners, including SEN audiences
• Proven knowledge of the requirements of delivering and evaluating successful projects
• Proven knowledge of working alongside schools to deliver a learning programme
• Computer literate with experience in the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• A good working knowledge of Transport for London’s services and the history of public transport in London or demonstrably prepared to acquire this
• Experience of running engaging learning workshops in a heritage or other education setting
• Experience of successfully managing, recruiting and training people, particularly freelancers and volunteers
• Experience of best practice of data collection
• Experience of successful working in diverse teams
Equality and Diversity
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.
Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter. Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September 2021 @ 23:59
In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:
• Final salary pension scheme
• Free travel for you on the TfL network
• A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
• 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
• Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
• Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
• Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
• Discounted Eurostar travel