Museums Education & Access Officer

Organisation: Live Borders

Salary: £13.22 per hour

Location: Hawick

Post: Museums Education and Access Officer
Department: Museums, Galleries and Archives – Managed Services
Reporting to: Curator
Hours: 16 hrs per week
Base: Hawick Museum
Grade: Grade 6
Job Purpose:
Responsible for bringing out the full learning and access potential of the
museums & galleries, collections, data, digital content and
exhibitions/activities focusing on Hawick and Jedburgh areas.
1. Design, identify, produce and test sustainable new learning resources for
formal and informal learning in museum displays. Develop learning resources
which support the principles and purposes of the Curriculum for Excellence
and maximize public access to museum collections and loan material.
2. Develop learning & access resources in line with Museums Access and
Inclusion Policy: including devising projects for schools & colleges, assisting
with digital learning/virtual gallery content, and liaising with community
groups to support their participation in our museums learning activities and
development of collections based learning in the wider community.
3. Devise formal and informal learning events programmes within our museums
and venues, and contribute to approved joint learning activities as part of an
outreach programme.
4. Promote and digitally market learning opportunities in liaison with the
Curator, in order to build links with new and existing audiences and support
social media promotions of lifelong learning activities. Be the main link for
liaison between museums and education organisations, industry or community
groups in relation to relevant project activities.
5. Support the development of effective links and partnerships with other service
providers and stakeholders in the museum service, creative learning and
colleagues in The Archive section and Heart of Hawick, so as to provide a
seamless service to the public and to maximize public access through
developing lifelong learning and social inclusion access projects.
6. Demonstrate effective knowledge and skills required for working with
Museums, Galleries and Archive Service collections and loan collections –
including handling and lifting skills and awareness of appropriate collections
care, conservation, interpretation, digital and display techniques in learning
7. Assist with provision of training and resources for museums & archives
education activities in support of staff such as Museum & Galleries Assitants,
Archives Assistants, Information & Engagement Assistants, Volunteers and
Project Workers.
8. Ensure that projects coordinate effectively with other local and national
9. Undertake analysis, monitoring, evaluation, performance, change and quality
management activities reporting on a monthly basis to meet the needs of the
10. Identify, review and develop opportunities to draw down external funding to
support project work.
11. Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues within the
12. Represent Live Borders internally and externally e.g. at networking events,
meetings, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the Live
Borders profile
13. Comply with, and ensure compliance with, all Live Borders policies and
14. As an employee you must take reasonable care for the health and safety
of yourself, other employees and anyone else who may be affected by
your work activities carried out. Employees shall work in accordance
with policies, procedures, information, instructions and / or training
15. This job description is indicative of the nature and level of responsibility
associated with the job. It is not exhaustive and there may be a
requirement to undertake such other duties as may be required to meet
the needs of the Service or Live Borders
Other details:
Driving duties will be required to meet the needs of the service including approved
travelling to venues and meetings within and beyond the Scottish Borders.
Requirement for PVG/Disclosure check –yes

Application Deadline: Thursday 21/07/2022