Education Assistant - Ulster Folk Museum & Ulster Transport Museum, Cultra

National Museums Northern Ireland are seeking to appoint a part time permanent Education Assistant. Part time: 18.5 Hours. Salary: £27,299 - £28,167 p.a. pro rata. The closing date for receipt of applications is 16:00, Monday 1 July 2019.

Hays are delighted to be exclusively working with National Museums NI in recruiting for Education Assistants at the Ulster Folk & Ulster Transport Museum. National Museums NI preserves protects and promotes the regions cultural assets, knowledge and collective memory. The primary purpose of National Museums NI is make collections accessible and engaging to the largest, broadest and most diverse audiences. National Museums NI are proud to positively impact the lives of people in Northern Ireland both socially and economically.

Key responsibilities:

Programme & Audience Development & Delivery

To deliver high quality museum education experiences.
To support the Education Officer in the development of the education programme.
To support the Education Officer in the development of informal learning programmes.
Seek opportunities to deploy museum collections and resources in new and innovative ways.
Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement within the team and support the evaluation of education programmes.
To ensure that all logistical planning for learning / engagement events is undertaken.
Maintain a level of knowledge of the NI curriculum.
Undertake Safeguarding activities.
Work with colleagues across the site to ensure that our museums are safe and welcoming, as well as stimulating and vibrant environments.
Work with curatorial and audience engagement colleagues to interpret and animate collections.
Work to increase knowledge and awareness of museum programming amongst communities, educators and partner organisations.


Ensure that information is shared with team members.
Develop a close and productive working relationship with key internal stakeholders.
Develop positive and long term relationships with education groups and informal learning visitors.

Team Working

Help to support a team ethos and develop close working relationships with other members of the education team.
Build a sense of team spirit, encouraging shared ownership of objectives and deliverables.


Be flexible with evening and weekend work.

What you'll need to succeed

National Museums Northern Ireland are looking for a confident, creative and highly organised individual who already has experience of working in the learning, heritage or museum sector delivering education programmes. You will have worked with a wide range of people.

This role at times will require weekend and Bank Holiday working with some evenings. As a multi- site organisation it will be expected to work flexibly across the sites on occasion.

Essential Shortlisting Criteria

A primary degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of 1 years' experience in the delivery of curriculum based learning or engagement programmes in a museum context.

A minimum of 3 years' experience in the delivery of curriculum based learning or engagement programmes in a museum context.

Experience of working with groups with a variety of ages and abilities.
Experience of engagement with schools and / or community groups.
Experience of understanding and meeting the needs of new and diverse audiences.
Experience of logistical planning for education or engagement events.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
A full driving licence and access to a car.

Desirable Shortlisting Criteria

Experience of producing content for digital platforms to achieve maximum benefit for a range of learners.
Experience of engagement with local communities and the delivery of bespoke projects or programmes which meet their needs.
Experience of working with a variety of ages and abilities in a formal or informal setting

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