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Head of Learning and Engagement, Whitworth Art Gallery

Head of Learning and Engagement

Closing Date : 25/10/2016
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 6 months (available 02/01/2017 to 01/07/2017)
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
School/Directorate : Whitworth Art Gallery
Division : Whitworth Art Gallery Learning & Engagement
Hours Per week : full time
Salary : £49,230 to £58,754 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

We’re looking for someone who can lead our Learning and Engagement Team (early years, families, young people, schools and colleges, adults, communities, volunteers, arts and health, freelancers and creative practitioners, Visitor Team) for 6 months to cover a secondment.

You will be responsible for the overall strategic leadership, management and development of public-facing learning and engagement at Manchester Museum and the Whitworth.

You should have a good post graduate degree or equivalent experience, with significant professional experience of managing learning / engagement activities, within a user-focused service delivery environment. This experience is preferable within the arts / culture sectors.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the men and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.

Interviews will be conducted Wednesday 16th November 2016

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV’s or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Maria Balshaw, Director of Whitworth Art Gallery
Dr Nick Merriman, Director of The Manchester Museum

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Date of external posting: Tuesday 11 October 2016