The Moray Society
Museum Teens and Tweens Project Co-ordinator
Museum Teens and Tweens Project Co-ordinator 0.6 FTE Fixed term for three years until end 2020, £25,500 FTE pro rata
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to take forward an innovative and exciting project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Robertson Trust. The Teens and Tweens project aims to increase the interest and participation of older young people in the heritage of the Moray area making use of the resources of Elgin Museum. The Museum has over 280 young people (aged 3-10 years) within the Young Marvels Club and it is expected that the successful candidate will develop the range of activities within this fledgling group and extend these for older age groups.
Elgin Museum is the oldest independent museum in Scotland. It houses a wide range of artefacts and displays representing the story of the local area including a Recognised Collection of Fossils, finds from local archaeological excavations, a Pictish stone collection and ethnographical objects brought home from abroad. We wish to increase the accessibility of the collections for young people of all ages and to stimulate their interest and pride in their local heritage.
The Co-ordinator should be able to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills to liaise successfully with heritage and young people’s organisations in Moray. They should be able to communicate effectively with professionals and museum volunteers. Experience of working in an educational environment would be an advantage as would experience of museum related activities. The ideal candidate will be able to utilise social media for the project and have enthusiasm for working with young people.
Application is by letter together with a relevant CV and should be sent to: The Fund Raising Coordinator, Elgin Museum, 1 High Street, ELGIN, Moray IV30 1EQ marked private and confidential or e-mailed to:
Further information is available from this e-mail address. The candidate should be educated to at least HNC/HND and preferably degree level in a subject area relevant for work in a museum environment A current driving licence will be beneficial as travel throughout Moray may be needed. The post holder will be required to pass a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) disclosure check.
Closing date: Monday 20th November 2017 at 17.00 Interviews will be held on 1st December, 2017.
Job and Person Specification
The Moray Society
Job Title:Project Co-ordinator- Teens and Tweens
Organisation:The Moray Society
Salary:£25,500 pro rata
Type: 0.6 FTE Fixed term for three years
Location:Based in Elgin Museum and occasional travel throughout Moray
Duration:From 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020
Hours of work: 7.00hours per daybetween 09.00 and 17.00 with one hour lunch but flexibility if evening or other hours may be required. Normally 3 days per week.
Annual Leave: 25 days plus public holidays, pro rata of FT equivalent
Summary of role:this post involves developing and delivering a programme of work to increase the number of young people who are able to benefit from the Museums resources.
Job description: the person will be required to fulfil the following tasks:
- To increaseexisting opportunities for young people in the 10-20 age bracketin Moray within a museum context.
- To develop the activities of the Museum ‘s “Young Marvels” , our Junior members.
- To liaise with schools and other youth groups to create events and opportunities to appeal to young people in both informal and formal learning situations.
- To engage with currently under-represented groups of young people to promote their engagement with the Museum.
- To maintain project records according to project requirements and report to the Museum Management Committee, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Robertson Trust.
- Any other tasks related to work with young people identified by the Convenor of Elgin Museum Management Committee.
- Education to at least HNC/HND level but preferably degree level in subject areasrelevant for work within a Museum environment.
- An interest and enthusiasm for working with groups of young people both within the Museum and in outreach locations.
- A familiarity and interest in working with Museum resources and activities.
- Excellent communication skills necessaryfor work with professionals and volunteers.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Aptitude and interest in developing social media communications.
- Good IT and administrative skills and proven organisational capabilities.
- Ability to learn quickly and to carry out the required work independently after a short period of instruction.
- Pass relevant PVG checks.
- Ideally,possess a current driving licence.
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