Museum Education Officer (Voluntary)

Location:Lee on the Solent Salary:Volunteer position Main duties:

Adviser’s core responsibilities:

  • Develop programmes of talks, activities and workshops
  • Arrange particular exhibitions, themes and annual festivals
  • Liaise with schools, colleges and teachers to promote the use of the collections and activities of the museum in line with the National Curriculum
  • Teach museum education to school groups in line with school syllabus
  • Create and develop educational resources for visitors, schools, families and special interest groups
  • Deliver talks, workshops and activities in partnership with story tellers, craft people and artists
  • Facilitate activities in the local community in response to requests from schools and community groups or to promote particular exhibitions
  • Collate, evaluate and apply feedback on the educational activities provided
  • Work with other museum personnel to develop and market the museum and the events programme
  • Represent and promote the museum on external educational bodies in order to establish a network of useful and productive partnerships
  • To develop a relationship with the museum to support its ongoing development and on specific projects.
  • Signposting to external resources, opportunities and partnerships.
  • Working closely with the Trustee and Management Team to provide the best learning opportunities possible.
  • To act in the best interests of the charity at all times using any specific skills, knowledge and expertise.

How to Apply

To apply, please provide the following information:

  • Brief resume, including current roles and previous experience
  • A summary of what interests you about this role.
  • A summary of what you could bring to this role
  • Your contact details


Please send this information to

Or by post to:

Louise Jenkins,

Chair of Trustees,

The Hovercraft Museum Trust,


Broom Way,



PO13 9YA

Closing date:30/03/2020 Job Description:

Museum Education Officer

Location:      Lee-on-the-Solent

Basis:             Volunteer

Term:           Initially 1 year period

The Hovercraft Museum Trust is looking to strengthen its organisation by enlisting the support of an Education Officer to provide knowledge, experience, advice and support to the charity.  As the Education Officer you will ensure the collection acts as a learning resource for people of all ages by developing and delivering high quality and dynamic programmes of learning.

About Us

The Hovercraft Museum Trust is a charitable organisation run by volunteers dedicated to preserving, restoring and educating visitors to the story of the Hovercraft. The museum showcases a unique collection of Hovercraft, exhibits and archives and is the only museum dedicated to this great British invention in the world.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Enthusiasm, passion, curiosity and an interest in the museum sector.
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Confidence in dealing with the public and addressing groups of people
  • Teaching skills to plan and deliver education activities in an engaging manner
  • Writing skills to produce education resources for a range of audiences
  • Commitment to working with adults, families, young people (including groups of school children) and special needs groups
  • Ability to manage a limited budget to maximise resources
  • Team working skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good organisational and administration skills
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural and disability needs
  • Knowledge of museums and heritage in the local area.
  • Aware of the wider societal, cultural, economic and political environment in which the organisation operates.

The focus of the Education Officer’s role is based around engaging the public by creating a learning strategy in line with the ethos of the museum.

References will be required as well as completion of a DBS certification




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