Education Manager (ISM), National Museums Liverpool

Deadline: Friday 8 July 2016, 12:00.

Salary: £25,180
Location: International Slavery Museum
Level: Management
Deadline: Friday 8 July 2016, 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

This position is fixed term until 31 March 2019 based at the International Slavery Museum.

Interviews for this position will be held on Thursday 14th July

Purpose and objectives

Our Vision for Education and Visitor Services

We aim to deliver a high quality, positive and rewarding museum experience that will encourage children, young people and adults to gain the knowledge and skills they need to develop their educational attainment, cultural awareness and life chances.

Main Activities

Reporting to the Senior Education Manager (Waterfront) you will:

  • Provide direction and management to colleagues, maximising flexibility of resources to ensure the most efficient use of staff, budget, space and technical resources; including on and offsite work programmes, rosters, discipline, training, welfare, managing absence, performance review and annual appraisals.
  • Contribute to the management and development of the department by attending departmental meetings and giving advice to senior staff, orally and through written reports.
  • Consult with key partners, audiences and stakeholders to develop diverse education and community provision which are inclusive and accessible to all visitors.
  • Manage, motivate and organise the efficient use of resources to deliver education programmes within your area of responsibility, applying leading standards in customer care, access and inclusion, interpretation and technology.
  • Deliver timed educational activities at least 3 days/week.
  • Ensure that Payband 4 (Team Leader) and Payband 3 (Demonstrator) staff work to deliver a minimum of 4 days timed educational activities per week
  • Work with colleagues to maximise the Education and Community offer across NML to enable best value for money.
  • When required, seek out and negotiate external sources of programme content, building partnerships with content providers.
  • Advise the Senior Education Manager on all financial planning for the section and be responsible for the section budget, allocating resources to optimise performance.
    Ensure that all financial transactions are entered on the EV Finance Database and reported on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensure that visitor statistics for your area are collected and recorded on to the centralised booking system and provide advice and recommendations to senior colleagues on actions to sustain and improve performance.
  • Contribute to museum, gallery and exhibition development of programmes to ensure that learning is pivotal, and develop programmes and resources as appropriate to support their interpretation.
  • Evaluate team performance through agreed methodologies to help inform the development of the education programme.
  • Ensure the security of the collections while they are under the care of the Education division.
  • Provide information through formal reporting mechanisms required for Education and Visitor Services Management Team and other internal and external reports.
  • Work closely with colleagues across NML to ensure a seamless experience and consistent standards are delivered for all visitors Improve performance through undertaking continuing professional development.
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers and work placement students, undertaking periodic appraisal and facilitating their training in association with IS staff and NML’s Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Take responsibility for the safe management of settings and activity in accordance with NML’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s Access and Safeguarding policy and other related practices and guidelines
  • A commitment to adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for moneyUndertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Show the highest level of integrity and confidentiality in pursuance of these duties and to uphold the Museums Association Code of Ethics.For full details, visit the website.