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Learning Officer

We are looking for a Learning Officer to devise programmes for schools and families, creating inspiring content and collaborating with the Museum’s local communities in line with the Museum’s Artistic Strategy. 

The role will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative and inclusive learning programmes for school children, including children with SEND, and delivering co-production projects and interpretation across families and young people. They will manage and deliver one-off collaborative projects with these audiences. As part of a small team, the Learning Officer will work collaboratively with colleagues on museum-wide initiatives, providing expertise to make the Museum friendly, accessible and inclusive for these audiences.





Closing date 

5pm on Friday 14 July 2023


Interviews will be held during the week commencing 24 July 2023. 

Working hours 

35 hours a week, Monday to Friday. We also welcome applications for flexible working 

About the role

This role will be central to the delivery of the Creative Learning Programme at the Museum of the Home. Working with our schools, families, and youth audiences to create an engaging and dynamic experience for our visitors.   

The main tasks will be:

Schools: (60%)

  • Working with the Creative Learning Producer to deliver the schools programme, including
    artist-led and hands-on activities at the museum and in the gardens.
  • Research and implement income generating and partnership opportunities to sustain and
    grow the schools offer.
  • Manage the evaluation of the programme, taking forward recommendations for its
    development in consultation with teachers and children
  • Recruit and manage freelancers, learning facilitators and volunteers.
  • Establish and manage long term relationships with partner schools
  • Develop creative learning sessions on environmental issues
  • Support the Creative Learning Producer on the Discovery Garden Project
  • Work with Visitor Experience and Operations to ensure smooth delivery of sessions and
    events and an excellent service to visitors

Families (30%)

  • Supporting the Creative Learning Producer to plan and deliver the family programme
  • Research and implement income generating and partnership opportunities to sustain and
    grow the family offer 
    • Organising materials and equipment for activities
    • Raising invoices for artists and facilitators

Youth (10%)

  • Working with the Creative Learning Producer to deliver collaborative programmes with local
    youth organisations
  • Supporting freelancers and maintaining relationships with partner organisations

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake such
other duties as may reasonably be required.

About you  

You’ll be a creative and organised person and an experienced learning facilitator. You will have a track record of inspiring visitor engagement, audience diversity and inclusion, and be able to offer our visitors a great day out.  

Skills/Knowledge/Personal Attributes

  • Create learning activities 
  • Manage and edit educational materials 
  • Write educational materials without errors of grammar, spelling, or punctuation, and to present articulately in person 
  • Understand the National Curriculum 
  • Have a knowledge of community collaboration and co-creation sessions
  • Knowledge of garden design/ sustainable gardening

How to apply 

Please do not send a CV or cover letter, we will only consider applications with a completed application form. Please read the instructions and download the application form before applying. 

  1. Download and complete the application form (below) 
  2. Save your application form as a Word document or pdf
  3. Upload your completed application form to the online application portal and enter your personal details.

You will need to upload your completed application form and enter your personal details in one sitting. It is not possible to save your application and return to it later. Please note this portal does not work in Internet Explorer.

Full job description (PDF)

Download application form (Word)

Online application portal

After applying

Due to the quantity of applications, we will only contact those invited to interview. If you do not hear from us by the interview date you have been unsuccessful - we encourage you to stay up to date with upcoming opportunities to volunteer or work with us.

Inclusive and accessible recruitment

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, our recruitment is inclusive and accessible. If you would like to request an alternative application format on disability grounds please contact us on

You may wish to discuss reasonable adjustments for a role that interests you. If so please state this on your application and we will be in touch with you.