Education Officer, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

National Museums Northern Ireland are seeking to appoint a full time, permanent Education Officer for Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh. Salary: £30,526-£32,157 p.a. The closing date for receipt of applications is 16:00, Monday 1st July 2019.

Hays are delighted to be exclusively working with National Museums NI in recruiting an Education Officer at the Ulster American Folk Park. 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.
Support the design and delivery of our education programme, creating curriculum-based learning experiences.
Contribute to the development and delivery of museum experiences and informal learning programming.
Ensure that programme content is tailored to meet the needs of target audiences and develop resources.
Seek opportunities to deploy museum collections and resources in new innovative ways.
Ensure that your work is regularly reviewed and evaluated to ensure that high quality museum learning standards apply.
Collaborate with colleagues in the planning and delivery of programmes and the interpretation and animation of collections to ensure that the learning and engagement needs are met.
Work with colleagues to ensure that our museums are safe, welcoming, stimulating and vibrant environments.
Work to increase knowledge and awareness museum programming amongst communities, educators and partner organisations.

Managing & Leading Teams:

Promote team working and ensure the communication of clear objectives and performance targets.
Contribute to the learning and development needs of your team.
Ensure the delivery of National Museums NI's Vision, Mission and Values and act as role model.
Ensure that expectations, accountabilities and responsibilities are clear and pro-actively manage the performance and deployment of staff to ensure goals can be met.
Embed a culture of continuous improvement and ensure good performance is widely recognised and best practice shared.
Embrace and champion the National Museums NI brand 'Here for Good', building it into day to day work practices.
Embrace and live the key Leadership traits of the organisation in the day to day leadership role: Build Trust, Collaborate, Communicate, Innovate & Perform.

Communication & Collaboration:

Maintain effective relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholder groups.
Maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in order to improve educational outcomes, reduce educational inequalities, improve the quality of education and improve child development.


Undertake the role of Designated Officer and help ensure full compliance with Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
Be flexible to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

What you'll need to succeed
National Museums NI 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 Criteria:

A primary degree in a relevant subject (eg. history or geography), followed by a PGCE (or equivalent) and a minimum of 2 years' experience in the development and delivery of curriculum-based education or engagement programmes in a museum, cultural or heritage context.


A BEd (or equivalent) with experience in a relevant subject area and minimum of 2 years' experience in the development and delivery curriculum-based education or engagement programmes in a museum, cultural or heritage context.


A minimum of 4 years' experience in the development and delivery of curriculum-based education or engagement programmes in a museum, cultural or heritage context.
Experience of creating and delivering resources or programmes which interpret content and engage with audiences.
Experience of working with a range of disciplines and creative practitioners in the development and delivery of museum education and engagement programmes.
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of current initiatives in museum education and participatory practice.
Experience of evaluating education or engagement programmes.
Experience of understanding and meeting the needs of new diverse audiences.
A full driving licence and access to a car.

Desirable 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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