Jobs: Education Officer – Swadlincote
Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG
Salary: £8 per hour
Deadline: 13 September 2013
Time period: 225 hours must be completed by the end of November 2013
‘Toilet Story’ Project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund
Sharpe’s Pottery Museum are currently undertaking a project called ‘Toilet Story’ to change and improve interpretation around the museum.
To explore the link between the local sanitary ware and sewage pipe industries and the development of public health policies.
- Exhibition (complete)
- Heritage trail (ongoing)
- Education Programme (ongoing)
- Oral History Archive (ongoing)
To complete the educational programme for the ‘Toilet Story’ project, through piloting, evaluation and review, and assist with the final project reporting for the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project must be completed by December 2013.
Main purpose of the role and specific duties
To complete the development and implementation of an appealing and inspiring, new education programme which links into our new A Toilet Story exhibition.
- Work closely with relevant teachers, community groups, museum staff and volunteers to ensure all objectives are met successfully.
- Undertake detailed consultation on agreed draft outline with at least two KS2 teachers.
- Amend existing draft outline of session content for piloting, through discussion and agreement with Museum staff and teacher consultation.
- Source and specify resources for purchase in time for use in trial sessions
- Organise and evaluate a minimum of 8 pilot sessions with schools, following the draft education session plan and/or further amended versions of this plan.
- Consult, support and train relevant Museum staff and volunteer to a sufficient level to aid with the piloting process.
- Adjust session content based on evaluation and feedback of trial session
- Run final trial sessions if necessary after evaluation and feedback
- Finalise session content in consultation with Museum staff and complete full plans using template provided.
Additional aspects of the education programme
To complete or assist volunteers in the completion of outstanding aspects of the education programme including:
- Activity backpacks
- Holiday Club Session (Already piloted but full plans to be completed)
- Film contest
- To organise and evaluate a minimum of 1 pilot session with a local community group session which covers elements of the planned educational programme.
Once final programme is agreed:
- To train all staff/volunteers responsible for future delivery of the programme
- To provide all necessary resources, evaluations and training documents for future use
- To assist with the final evaluation report for HLF.
- To manage delegated budget in line with HLF project
- To manage volunteers helping with project
- To assist with final reporting for HLF to complete the project requirements
- To undertake other duties in-line with the role as required by the project or museum.
Find out more
To find out more about the role, download the full job description and person specification here.
How do I apply?
Application packs are available from the museum, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01283 222600.