Main Purpose of job
The post holder will be responsible for strategically delivering and implementing the Families’ Programme at the V&A. The post holder will have particular expertise in creative learning and developing flagship experiences for children and families. The post holder will work to bring diverse narratives and practitioners into the programme and deliver relevant learning programmes for a wide range of family learners on a local and national level, including, but not limited to, EYFS, school age, and intergenerational.
Strategy: Deliver to Learning and National Programmes vision and purpose. Strategic working to the team targets and objectives.
Programme Development: Contribute to the intellectual development of programmes, planning and managing the content and delivery of relevant programmes working collaboratively, museum wide and to the supervision of the Team Leader. Plan and manage schedules for the programme liaising with relevant colleagues to ensure deliverables are met.
Stakeholder Management and Partnerships: Build and manage internal and external relationships to enhance programme visibility and reputation internally and externally. Work with colleagues to identify and develop programme partners and ensure the successful delivery of partnership and community activity.
Diversity and Inclusion: Champion and promote equity and diversity in all aspects of working and across the programme. Grow and welcome new audiences.
Impact: Ensure effective implementation of the Impact Framework, research projects and evaluation across all programmes.
Budget Management: Manage project budgets to ensure effective programme delivery within targets including generating income from tickets sales and working with funding bodies where appropriate. Work closely with finance to ensure accuracy in monitoring and reforecasting.
Staff Management: Day to day line management of the Producer, Families, to ensure a motivated and high performance team in line with museum policies. Manage the staffing allocation of the programme, which may include recruiting and booking zero hours or contract workers to deliver events. Recruit, brief and manage internal and external contributors.
Decision Making and Accountability: Report to the Team Leader and be accountable for the success of the relevant programmes.
Digital Programme and Digital Content: Run events and activities for a range of audiences online. Develop digital content for children and families on the V&A website, blog and social channels
- Growth mind-set; strategic thinker, solutions-focused; Strong administrative skills; understanding of importance of attention to detail; takes pride in work.
- Ability to plan own workload and workload of others, prioritise effectively and meet tight deadlines across a range of project work. Work at times suited to needs of learners, including evenings and weekends as required.
- Strong interpersonal skills; a team player, fosters constructive collegial relationships, relates positively to public audiences and external contributors and stakeholders.
- Effective written and spoken communication skills.
- Solid experience of project management and delivering creative projects for children and families
- Proven ability to run and develop programmes of a consistently high quality, taking a fresh and bold approach to engaging and enabling families to learn together
- Direct experience of audience research and evaluation, data-driven, and an understanding of how learning affects change
- Experience working with and expanding diverse audiences
- Experience of managing and developing staff
- Direct experience of planning multiple events and or experiences for families and/or children, including devising content and recruiting and managing staff and practitioners.
- Effective budget management skills; ability to plan, manage and deliver events cost-effectively
- Experience using digital technology to engage children and families (e.g. content creation, online event production)
- Respects others’ expertise, time, perspectives and contribution.
- Takes responsibility for delivering on actions, achieving high-standards and learning from mistakes
- Open to change, new ideas and suggestions; looks for opportunities for improvement and self-development
- Works with others outside their own department in a collaborative, understanding, and, engaging way.
- Awareness of current issues in museum and/or gallery education that affect children and families
- Experience of co-design and/or coproduction
- Experience of facilitation or teaching in creative and/or cultural context
- Knowledge of design and design thinking
Application Closing Date: 02 October 2022
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