Help us shape the future of learning

Manchester Museum has an exciting career opportunity and invites applications for the post of Learning Programme Assistant – Outreach and Museum, providing full time employment for the next two years, throughout the final year of our hello future redevelopment and into the first year of reopening.

Girl looks at a natural history display with a magnifying glass
Investigating specimens on display in Nature’s Library

The Learning Programme Assistant will play a key role in keeping Manchester Museum’s incredible collection alive during our closure period, ensuring – through your amazing engagement skills – that we continue to inspire young people across the region throughout this time.

Boy looks at ancient Egyptian artefact in a case
Ancient Egyptian artefacts installed in schools through the Shabtis in Schools programme

You will also provide creative ideas and support testing of brand new programmes ready for our reopening late in 2022, in line with our values and mission and in collaboration with the Primary Learning Coordinator and other team members. If this sounds like the job for you then read on!

Learning Programme Assistant: at a glance
Fixed term contract: starting as soon as possible until 31 August 2023
Full time
Salary: £24,174 to £27,116 per annum
Interviews: 22-23 September 2021
Further details: Job specification, Recruitment pack and web page
Applications: online via UoM system

Inflatable museum in town hall
The Inflatable Museum at Manchester Town Hall

The Inflatable Museum will be one of your main ‘places’ of work. You will be responsible for packing it up safely and taking it out in our electric van to schools across the city where you will run fun and impactful workshops – both existing and newly-developed – alongside the Inflatable Museum Support Assistant.

White van with Museum branding
We are looking for someone with a clean UK driving license who is willing to drive our electric van.

We expect this aspect of the job to take 2-3 days per week. You will be responsible for following health and safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, others, resources and collection items. This will be particularly important when working off-site, where you will give safety briefings to school staff and pupils and will need to sensitively but firmly ensure procedures are followed.

Woman holds an artefact for children to see
Family drop in sessions in the Inflatable Museum

And there’ll be other opportunities too: to work with families and other audiences at events and festivals across the city using the outdoor Pop-Up Museum; to help us expand and refine online delivery via platforms such as Zoom; and to work inside the museum as we begin to reopen for piloting brand new programmes.

School children crouch down, led by women instructor
South Asian dance workshop for pupils

You’ll get involved in supporting all aspects of programmes with primary schools, including marketing and the e-newsletter, administering school object loan programmes, and some financial and bookings administration with the School Bookings Coordinator.

For enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews, please contact Amy McDowall (Primary Learning Coordinator):
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