Learning and Engagement Manager

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint an experienced, dynamic and highly-motivated Learning and Engagement Manager to join our team and contribute to the next phase of the Barber’s strategic development.

Working closely with the Head of Public Engagement, the Learning and Engagement Manager will be responsible for the day to day management and delivery of Learning and Engagement at the Barber, ensuring that the Barber retains and extends its reputation for excellence and innovation in this area. You will manage, develop and evaluate the Barber’s formal and informal Learning and Engagement programmes in line with the Barber’s mission, revised Audience Development Plan and prospective new Public Engagement Strategy.

You will manage a small team and larger cohort of freelance practitioners and volunteers, and work closely with Barber colleagues. Bringing professional expertise for audience development and widening access, up to date sector knowledge and contacts, you will contribute to the Barber’s strategic development plans. You will be highly organised and possess excellent interpersonal skills and will bring a creative, positive and innovative approach to producing learning programmes and solving problems.

Applicants should have a qualification at degree level in a related discipline (History of Art, Fine Art or related subject) and a post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject or teaching qualification is desirable. In addition, applicants should hold significant relevant experience in a museum or gallery environment with a proven track record of producing and managing high-quality, creative and innovative Learning and Engagement programmes.

Find out more at: http://barber.org.uk/work-with-us/

Note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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Contact Name

Jen Ridding

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Start Date

8th March 2019

Closing Date

12th April 2019