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Job Opportunity: Learning and Engagement Officer, Powell-Cotton Museum

Thursday 21st June 2018

Job Title: Learning and Engagement Officer

Responsible to: Head of Collections and Engagement

Responsible for: Volunteers (learning), Learning Assistant (seasonal and casual)

Remuneration: £21,500 to £24,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent.  CT7 0BH

Contract: Permanent

The post holder will join our existing Learning and Engagement Officer to form a dynamic team within the newly formed Collections and Engagement Department.  Working closely with collections specialists you will exploit the potential of the collections and their stories for the benefit of our audiences.   You will be responsible for the development, management, delivery and evaluation of informal and formal learning activities and sessions for the Museums’ target audiences, including primary and secondary schools, additional needs education pupils, families, older people etc.

You will have experience of working with a wide range of groups and persons.  You will have excellent communication, and interpersonal skills and confidence in communicating with all.  You will be a creative individual who can develop and deliver engaging activities for audiences inspired by the museum collections, their stories, and collections research.  Ideally you will have worked in a similar role in a museum, gallery or cultural venue but we are willing to look at transferrable skills from another sector for the right candidate.

Please note this position requires a basic disclosure check.

Training: A Professional Development Plan will be agreed with the Head of Collections and Engagement. This will include training, mentoring and new professional opportunities.

Start/end date: This post is permanent. A six-month probationary period applies for all new staff.

Closing Date for Application: Thursday 21st June 2018

Interview Date: Friday 13th July 2018

How to Apply: Download an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at CV’s will not be accepted.

Please return the completed application form to or post to Administrator, Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, CT7 0BH

For an informal discussion concerning this post contact Catriona West, Director.  Email: or tel 01843 842168.