The Horniman Museum and Gardens are looking for a new Family Learning Manager

The Horniman are looking for a motivated, creative and highly organised Family Learning Manager. This is a new post, responsible for strategically planning and implementing the Family Learning programme, including working with other departments to co-ordinate the offer across site, and overseeing complex operations. You will manage the continuing development and success of the Family programmes, ensuring accessibility to a wide range of people, and supporting its future sustainability.

Deadline for Applications: 10am on Friday 30 November 2018


Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

The Family Learning team is part of the Horniman’s Curatorial and Public Engagement directorate. Learning and Volunteering programmes connect people with the Horniman’s collections, displays and gardens, designing inclusive opportunities where enjoyment, inspiration, respect and understanding can flourish. Programmes address a broad range of interests and needs with the aim of enhancing wellbeing, inspiring a lifetime of curiosity, and creating access to cultural and volunteering opportunities.

The Learning and Volunteering team (comprising Community Engagement, Family Learning, Schools Learning, Volunteering) is collectively responsible for the care and management of the Handling Collection, numbering over 3500 objects. The Handling Collection is probably the best in the country and forms the heart of many learning and volunteering programmes.

As Family Learning Manager you will be passionate about the potential of our collections to support cultural and educational access, and will ensure that family audiences benefit from all major museum projects. You’ll also be a confident and experienced manager and communicator, able to motivate a team and work collaboratively with other museum departments and external partners.

You will:

– manage the content, operations and delivery of a lively and highly respected programme of learning activities, projects and resources, meeting the needs and interests of the museum’s extensive family audience. 

– manage the work of a dynamic Family Learning team, together ensuring that all our family visitors receive a high quality engagement experience. 

– complete and monitor a Family Learning work plan and budget that supports the section work plan and corporate plan, vision and values of the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Salary: £33,904 per annum (rising to £34,595 after probation) pro rata

Hours of work: 21 hours per week over 3 days (days vary according to Family Learning programme)

A full job description can be found on the Horniman website along with an online application form.

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