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The National Gallery

Archived: Gallery Educator – Maternity Cover

THE DEPARTMENT

To celebrate The National Gallery’s bicentenary in 2024 across the UK the Gallery will be staging an ambitious programme to share the collection in innovative ways across the country to increase access and engagement with the widest possible audiences and will work with communities to create inspiring connections.

During 2024/25 Art Road Trip, a national Learning project, will take mobile art studios across the UK, setting up in the community spaces and creating exciting and celebratory partnership events which connect people to each other through culture. These vehicles will be driven by Gallery Educators and will be full of art materials, replica paintings and digital resources.

THE ROLE PROFILE

Job Context

Gallery Educators will plan and deliver a programme of work in line with the National Gallery’s newly defined Learning Strategy.

They will contribute to teaching the onsite, online and outreach programme of talks, tours, workshops and participatory activities for schools, families, young people, and adults across the free and ticketed public programme.

Post-holders will also develop supplementary content and resources for EYFS, primary and secondary school pupils and their teachers, and will work across National Gallery departments to develop and deliver content for National Gallery Members and our social media channels.

The successful candidate will join a team of full-time and part-time Gallery Educators and will plan and deliver a programme of work in line with the National Gallery’s newly defined Learning Strategy. The post-holder will be a practising artist and will use a learner-centred teaching style adapted to the specific needs of each group and in accordance with the outcomes defined in the National Gallery’s Learning evaluation framework.

Job Purpose

The postholder will contribute to delivery of the Learning Strategy which aims to create a world leading, unique and transformational Learning Programme which is fully inclusive and fit for purpose for the twenty-first century. It has been developed to support the National Gallery’s aspiration to share the collection with the widest possible audience. It creates a new vision of outreach, online and onsite learning which will enable the National Gallery to achieve 3 key ambitions:

  • Create a National Learning Service, working in partnership with children and young people across the UK to inspire positive change through art and culture, for themselves and others
  • Create lifelong learning opportunities for adults
  • Develop an audience that truly reflects the diversity of the UK population

You will be someone with a recognised qualification in art and design (or similar equivalent) and an education qualification or equivalent experience. You will have experience of developing and delivering art-related sessions in at least one of the following: a gallery, museum, cultural venue, or educational setting. You will have knowledge of Western European painting and a passion for sharing this knowledge with others, using it to facilitate discussions or to deliver practical creative sessions.

An experienced communicator, you will be someone who works collaboratively and constructively as part of a team and be committed to developing practice in partnership with children and young people.

Scope of Job

  • Planning a range of programmes, with an emphasis on practical art, aligned to the NG Learning Strategy
  • Contribute to facilitating the onsite and online programme of Gallery talks, tours, courses, group talks, lectures, facilitated sessions for adults, art-based sessions and outreach workshops
  • Develop resources and content
  • Use a learner-centred teaching style adapted to the specific needs of each group
  • Facilitate sessions in accordance with the outcomes defined in the National Gallery’s Learning evaluation framework
  • Provide cover at short notice for relevant talks and sessions

Communication

  • Contribute to digital learning content for the website and other platforms.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 24 August 2022

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