Lifelong Learning Programmer (Maternity Cover)

Derby Museums

Region: East Midlands

Salary / Fee: From £23,589 to £25,167 Employee Benefits: 20 days + bank holidays (pro rata), Flexible working, pension, mileage allowance payable on authorised business travel.

Job Type: Full-time Maternity Cover - Full time 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 12/4/20

Link / Contact details to apply

If you believe you are the person we are looking for, then please visit our website to download the application form.  For a paper copy, please email


Are you passionate about learning and enthusiastic about culture? Are you excited about the part museums can play in enriching peoples’ lives? Are you a friendly and energetic team member who can communicate and collaborate effectively? If so Derby Museums wants to hear from you!

Derby Museums is a charitable trust, managing Derby’s three museums with extensive and world renowned collections. Derby Museums is for the thinker and maker in all of us. Derby Museums utilises its unique cultural heritage, enlightenment thinking and the city’s stories of innovation and making, to engage all ages in our learning and activity programmes. Our programmes drive creativity; unlock and realise peoples’ potential, support the development of 21st century skills relevant to learning, work and society, enabling a place where people of all ages can think, feel and do.

The Role

Derby Museums is looking for an energetic and proactive Lifelong Learning Programmer with a strong sense of the role that culture, heritage and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) can play in the development of people’s skills, capacities and wellbeing.

With an emphasis on co-producing and facilitating intergenerational learning experiences which engage the head, heart and hands, this role is pivotal in developing and delivering lifelong learning programmes which are co-produced, involving and engaging diverse audiences, enriching the content and relevance of our programmes.

The role includes but is not limited to;

  • Devising and implementing engaging, high quality and relevant activities, programmes and projects for informal learning audiences including adults, young people, families and early years, both on and off site, as required.
  • Increasing engagement and the diversity of audiences participating in our lifelong learning programmes, to support the development of cultural capital.
  • Working with a wide range of organisations and community groups to ensure our programmes are relevant to local audiences and support wider local and national strategies.

This role is based at the Museum & Art Gallery, but you will be required to work at any of our museums as well as offsite.

The Person

You will have a passion for learning with a strong belief in your ability to make a positive impact. You will be an experienced learning professional with great ideas and passion, with a good understanding of STEAM and cultural learning. You will be an excellent communicator, who is highly organised with the ability to engage and work effectively with a wide range of people and a team player who is highly organised and able to respond to challenges whilst working efficiently to tight deadlines. You will be enthusiastic about the potential of pushing boundaries, using new approaches and able to utilise opportunities to co-produce, plan and deliver exciting and meaningful learning experiences.

Please read the full Job Description here.

If you believe you are the person we are looking for, then please visit our website to download the application form.  For a paper copy, please email  The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 midnight on 12 April 2020.

Interviews will be held on 28 April 2020 at the Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS.

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