Canterbury City Council Museums and Galleries Service is seeking to recruit an EDUCATION PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR for a 9-month fixed term post, salary range £18,921-£20,748 pa (or there is the option to negotiate a freelance contract).
We are seeking a person experienced in initiating, developing and co-ordinating education work with young people to help deliver the first phase of an innovative school engagement programme that has two strands - Canterbury's Cultural Pathfinder project, 'At the Heart and Taking Part', and a Cultural Entitlement pilot.
'At the Heart and Taking Part' is a three year education project linked to the Beaney Institute, which houses Canterbury Library and Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery. It focuses on long-term work with children and young people at two local schools - one primary, one secondary. The project has been awarded Cultural Pathfinder status by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Local Government Association (LGA). It is being developed in partnership with Kent County Council, Creative Partnerships Kent, the South East Museum, Library and Archive Council (SEMLAC), and schools.
The South East Cultural Entitlement Programme aims to demonstrate how museums can contribute to pupil attainment and enjoyment, to increase the skills of lower capacity museums in working with schools, and to decrease schools' non-participation. The Canterbury pilot will develop school engagement with Canterbury district's six museums and up to four independent Kent museums. Cultural Entitlement is part of a national Strategic Commissioning Education Programme funded by the DCMS and the Department for Education and Skills, channelled through the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and SEMLAC. Further details of the CE pilot and Cultural Pathfinder project are attached.
You should be able to demonstrate:
· Experience of developing and managing creative education work with children/young people
· Experience of project management, report writing, monitoring and evaluation
· Excellent communication, interpersonal, administration and ICT skills
· Ability to work independently and cooperatively, and to network and broker partnerships
· Knowledge and understanding of how museum, gallery, archive and library resources can excite and inspire pupils and teachers, and help to enhance curriculum delivery
· Ability to respond swiftly and imaginatively to changing agendas.
You should have two or more 'A' level (or A2) passes, grade A-C, or equivalent, and must be able to travel to a variety of locations.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check through the Criminal Records Bureau; further information about the Disclosure scheme can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.
Post reference: 1641
9 months fixed-term post, 37 hours per week
Salary range £18,921 to £20,748 p.a. (Scale 5)
There is the option to negotiate a freelance contract
The employment package for this post includes final salary pension scheme plus benefits.
Job Description & Person Specification, Background Information, Application form, and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form attached.
Application packs (including a Braille or large print format if required) also available from Canterbury City Council Personnel: please telephone 01227 862 072 (24 hour answerphone), or email [log in to unmask] If you would prefer to download an application form, apply on line, or obtain details of all our current vacancies visit our website at www.canterbury.gov.uk/jobs.
Closing date for receipt of completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms: Wednesday 17 August 2005.
Interview date: Thursday 25 or Friday 26 August 2005.
For further information or an informal discussion, contact:
Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz, Art and Education Officer, Canterbury City Council Museums and Galleries Service (telephone: 01227 475 225; email: [log in to unmask])
or between 25 July and 12 August contact:
Janice McGuinness, Head of Culture and Communications, Canterbury City Council (telephone 01227 862 492;
email [log in to unmask]).