Learning Coordinator at Pallant House GalleryLocation:Chichester, West Sussex Salary:£18-20,000, full time, permanent Benefits:Holiday Allowance • 25 days basic holiday allowance • Extra day off each year to celebrate a birthday or other occasion Pension • Auto Enrolment scheme. Currently a 3% contribution from Pallant House Gallery Travel Support • Interest free loan scheme for annual season tickets for trains • Interest free loan for annual car park permits Wellbeing Package Discounts and free offers • 20% discount in the Pallant House Gallery Restaurant and Café (excluding Saturday) • 10% discount in Pallant House Gallery Bookshop • Free admission tickets to the Gallery for family and friends • Free tickets to Gallery talks • Free copies of the lead exhibition catalogues and Gallery Magazine • Free Preview tickets for Chichester Festival Theatre (subject to availability) • Free Curator’s Art Pass through the Art Fund. Health & Wellbeing • Fresh organic fruit provided weekly in the staff room • Annual flu jab • Free sanitary products • Offer of health and wellbeing related counselling (up to six sessions, subject to the confirmation of the session rate) for staff on request from your line manager Main duties:
• With the Head of Public Programmes and Public Programme Managers (x 3) create, develop and deliver distinctive programmes for a wide range of audiences (incl. early years, schools, families, young people and students, adults) to engage with the gallery collections and temporary exhibitions; from idea generation, research, development, active delivery to evaluation, with particular responsibility for Secondary School programmes
• Suggest and implement improvements and new ways of working, informed by an excellent knowledge of public engagement and learning trends in the wider cultural sector
• Support freelance artist educators and learning programme volunteers to lead or help deliver sessions for all audiences, including setting rotas, coordinating training and briefing meetings, and recruiting when necessary
• Develop the delivery of Arts Awards and/or Artsmark within the Gallery
• Coordinate the development of a range of high quality in-gallery resources, including family activities and teacher notes, and with the rest of the team work closely with the Exhibitions and Collections department to develop fit-for-purpose interpretation within the galleries
• In collaboration with the rest of the team, assist in the management of the Studio space and the series of Public Programmes exhibitions displayed there
• Manage data collection (including visitor numbers, feedback forms etc.) and ordering of materials for programmes across the department
• Develop and maintain strong working partnerships and relationships with the rest of the team, other teams within the organisation (Exhibitions and Collections, Marketing and Communications, Development, Front of House) and external organisations (schools, colleges, universities, cultural institutions, funders)
• Be an enthusiastic advocate for collaboration, well-being and innovation across the team and the Gallery
• Working closely with the Communications team, write effective and engaging marketing material to ensure the widest possible audience is aware of the programmes on offer
• Have a proactive approach to programme evaluation, continually using feedback and collected data to inform and improve activities
• Contribute to reports, proposals and funding applications, as required
Pallant House Gallery is a leading UK museum that stimulates new ways of thinking about art. We explore new perspectives on British art from 1900 to now through an ambitious programme of exhibitions and creative opportunities for all. We invite people from all walks of life to explore our world class collection in a distinctive setting in the heart of Chichester.
We are recruiting for a new Learning Coordinator in the Public Programmes team at Pallant House Gallery, who will work alongside one other Learning Coordinator.
A new three year Public Programme Strategy for the Gallery has just been launched with the following aims:
1. Ensure everyone feels welcome at the Gallery
2. Show the benefits of leading a creative life and provide opportunities to do this
3. Increase number and diversity of visitors to better reflect local, regional and national populations
The two Learning Coordinators in the team have a proactive role in delivering new, innovative programmes and pushing forward best practice through the development of our offer.
We are looking to appoint a candidate who has demonstrable experience of working with one or more of the following audiences: schools, families, young people, students, adults, community groups, online audiences. The Learning Coordinator would be expected to work across all of these audiences during their time at the Gallery, but have a particular focus and interest in programming for young people and Secondary School education. As well as those with museum learning experience, we also welcome applicants with a background in the broader cultural sector in roles such as public programming, event management, youth engagement and community outreach.
The post holders will be line managed by the Head of Public Programmes, and work closely and collaboratively to support three Public Programme Managers (Community, Adult and Access & Engagement). The post holder will be required to work some flexible hours and some weekends.Full details [external link]