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British Museum

Archived: Head of Schools and Young Audiences

Learning and National Partnerships

Full time


£34,212 per annum

Application Deadline: 21 March 2017

The British Museum is seeking a Head of Schools and Young Audiences to curate and deliver a world-class programme for schools, families and young audiences which maximises engagement with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

The post-holder will be responsible for the quality of every aspect of the programme for schools, families and young audiences, ensuring it is creative, educational, innovative, diverse, relevant, and enjoyable. This is a key role for developing the Museum’s reputation as a centre of excellence for museum education for schools.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, with minimum three years’ experience of education programming in a cultural venue. You will be a skilled project manager in an education or cultural environment, with current knowledge of issues relating to education in the UK.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience of managing staff, budgets and projects. You will be committed to team working and will be confident in building strong networks and working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Professional & personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the website for further information and details on how to apply.

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