Learning Co-ordinator: Schools & Families
The Foundling Museum is seeking to recruit a new role, a Learning Co-ordinator. The Learning Co-ordinator will be responsible for developing, administering and evaluating the Museum’s workshops and self-led resources for schools and for families; for the day to day running of the New Foundling Choir and the Foundling Community Choir.
Employment status: 6 Month Fixed term contract. Part time, 21 hours per week to include Monday evening
Salary: £20,000 pro rata
The Learning Co-ordinator is responsible for developing, administering and evaluating the Museum’s workshops and self-led resources for schools and for families; for the day to day running of the New Foundling Choir and the Foundling Community Choir.
Main Duties include:
To co-ordinate the commissioning and smooth delivery of artist-led and self-led learning resources for schools and families; including resources, contracts, risk assessments, evaluation, documentation and maintaining records, in line with the Museum’s records management system
To manage artists and other freelance contributors to the school & family learning programmes, ensuring they fulfil their contractual obligations in line with relevant child protection policies and risk assessments
To co-ordinate the day to day running of the New Foundling Choir and the Foundling Community Choir, with support from the Community & Outreach Choir Assistant
Person Specification includes:
Degree or equivalent in a related subject (art, art history, theory or practice).
Knowledge of modern and contemporary art and practice, with the capacity for contemporary artistic debate and engagement.
Knowledge of the issues and concerns connected with schools’ and family learning, with proven experience working in a directly related area.
An applied knowledge of the ideas and methodologies underpinning museum education.
The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, which was established in 1739 to care for London’s abandoned babies. The Hospital was the brainchild of the pioneering philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram, who counted amongst his supporters the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. The Museum continues to celebrate the vision of these three men, by enabling artists to create a living dialogue between their forebears and vulnerable children today. We encourage people to participate in this dialogue as visitors, collaborators and supporters. The Museum contains the Foundling Hospital Collection which spans four centuries and contains paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, furniture, clocks, photographs and ephemera. The Museum also houses the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Handel memorabilia and an internationally important research resource. In addition to displaying the Collections, the Museum mounts three major temporary exhibitions a year, which illuminate different aspects of the Foundling Hospital story, alongside smaller displays, Collection interventions, artists’ commissions and projects.
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To apply please send the following to Hazel Shaw at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A covering letter outlining your suitability for this position and an up to date curriculum vitae
Closing date: 15 March 2013
Interviews: week beginning 25 March
Friday, 15 March 2013
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