Learning Programme Producer – Young People

Organisation: V&A Dundee

Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 pro-rata

Location: V&A Dundee

Contract type: 2 years fixed term – 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours)
Department: Learning
Reporting to: Learning Manager for Schools, Young People & Families

The Learning Programme Producer – Young People will work within the Learning team to deliver a highly engaging and creative programme to new and existing audiences.

Role profile
The Learning Department develops an ambitious programme of opportunities to learn more about design and how it impacts our everyday lives; our programmes aim to inspire and delight visitors of all ages.

Led by the Head of Learning, the department programmes across a wide-ranging audience – from toddlers to academics and all that is in between. We offer an engaging and exciting programme of events, tours and workshops inspired by design, our building, and exhibitions.

Key to our approach is our Young Peoples Programme – co-designed by our Young People’s Collective (YPC), a group of 14 to 24-year-olds from across Dundee, some of whom have been involved since 2017. The programme offers diverse, forward-thinking, and relevant opportunities to young people, as well as a programme out with school and college hours specifically to help young people develop new design-related skills and interests and get involved with the Museum.

The Department consists of a Learning Manager for Schools, Families & Young People a Schools Development Officer, a Creative Programmer, a Families Producer, a Communities Producer – Access & Inclusion, a Learning Programme Co-ordinator, a Digital Learning Co-ordinator and a Learning Assistant (Intern).

Flexibility – Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holiday periods as the learning programmes demand and when required. To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Coordinate and facilitate weekly YPC meetings – currently on Thursdays between 4.30-6.30pm
– Working with external partners actively seek to encourage new membership for YPC including those identified as NEET
– Co-design training and development of Young Peoples program and ensure that YPC voices are heard and acted upon
– Onboarding of new members – ensuring all are familiar with a range of policies, e.g. Code of Conduct
– Working closely with the Digital Learning Co-ordinator and colleagues in Audiences and Media prepare social media posts relating to the YP programme
– Author, commission and edit information relating to the YP programme – e.g. blogs, articles, press releases etc.
– Work with Philanthropy and Partnerships and Manager to deliver written applications to funders for YP projects
– Working closely with HoD, support YPC members on V&A Dundee’s Board
– Coordinate and support YPC to gain Saltire Award for their contribution to the museum
– Devise and develop a bespoke, co designed programme of opportunities led by the needs and interests of the YPC membership
– Represent the Museum at networking events, including talks for sponsors, funders etc. and attend regular meetings with external partners/collaborators
– Co-design national partnership opportunities for Young People e.g. Young Scot
– Collaborate with colleagues across the Museum to ensure young peoples’ voices are heard and acted upon
– Experience of devising community engagement projects for the under 25 s with a range of external partners and youth leaders
– In collaboration with YPC, engage and commission designers, artists, creative practitioners to contribute to the YP programme
– General administration of YP programme – including budget tracking and invoicing
– Working with partners locally and nationally to develop opportunities for young people across the museum sector
– Actively promote equality and diversity in all aspects of work by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and actively contributing to developments that support the museum’s strategy for widening access, inclusion and diversity
– Deal with any other duties as deemed necessary by the Head of Department/Manager

Person specification
– Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related subject area e.g. art & design, design technology, heritage, the arts, youth work or community engagement
– Experience of devising, co-ordinating and delivering a range of creative programmes for young people in a museum, gallery, community organisation or similar cultural setting
– Experience of co-designing, writing and developing engaging resources for and with young people
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a busy environment and maintain patience and empathy when working under pressure
– Experience of financial administration relating to budgets
– Excellent IT skills and up to date knowledge of digital platforms and social media and experience in delivering on digital platforms and creating digital content/resources
– Ability to work independently and creatively as part of a team and to establish good professional relationships with colleagues and external partners
– Efficient time and work management, ability to work on multiple projects and meticulous attention to detail
– Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of government policies and legislation relating to and young people – including Child Protection, Health & Safety and The Equality Act and knowledge national Young People initiatives, e.g. The Promise
A lively interest in design and understanding of V&A Dundee and a passionate belief in its mission

Please include up to 250 words detailing why you would be suitable for this role.

V&A Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Application Deadline: Friday 06/08/2021