The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.
The Horniman provides learning experiences for a diverse range of visitors, including schools, families, community groups, young people and adults, using our spaces, displays and a Handling Collection of over 3500 objects. This role oversees and facilitates the active participation of school pupils in a curriculum-based programme, that draws on the Horniman’s world-wide collections and gardens.
You will be a motivated and organised team player and an experienced educator with proven experience in working with groups from EYFS to post-16 in both school and home education, a working knowledge of the national curriculum and a reflective approach to museum learning. You will have proven awareness of current issues and considerations for the sector, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work appropriately and sensitively with a diverse range of audiences to facilitate their access to museum collections.
You will join us as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and re-build schools engagement onsite, offsite and virtually, to sustainable levels. We are focused on achieving our agenda around engaging a wide range of people in the climate and ecological crisis, and responding to our colonial legacy.
Please note that the post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 5 July 2021.
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