Engagement Officer

Organisation: Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Salary: 13,200 (FTE 22,000 pa)

Location: Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Similar to many small independent museums during this past year the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum has been going through changes and you would be joining a small but energetic and experienced team passionate about telling Andrew Carnegie’s story and so much more about the man.
This role represents a blend of engagement delivery through non-traditional education activities and entertaining and innovative events, chargeable and non-chargeable. There is good attendance to education workshops from local primary schools for you to maintain and there are more opportunities to be explored with secondary and local college students as well as some primary schools not yet visiting.
A new series of winter talks about Carnegie, his family and his achievements will expand our audience’s knowledge about the man starting this September. It is hoped it will be repeated each year
to meet the interests of lifelong learners and those looking for more context on the man.
Previous education officers established the museum within family circles and won the museum the coveted Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award in 2019. It is time to build on these achievements and consider young people and local audiences new to Dunfermline and how the museum could meet their interests.
You will be experienced in creating, delivering and evaluating engagement events, aware of risk assessments, planning needs and working with a wide range of audiences. Working in a small independent museum comes with the challenge of the wide range of
responsibilities noted below, but that includes the benefit of using a wide range of skills and competencies you have learned from previous jobs, which need not be heritage based. Working in a small team brings immense job satisfaction and opportunities to execute ideas with haste and flexibility.

Application Deadline: Monday 12/09/2022