Events

Two posts available:
Permanent, 22.2 hours per week
Temporary, 14.8 hours per week (until end of March 2022)

Based in Edinburgh, you will be part of a team delivering outreach and engagement
programmes and projects as part of the Learning & Engagement department of National Museums Scotland. Your role will be to plan, develop, manage and sustain learning programmes, and resources for audiences who currently do not visit or are underrepresented. These include visitors and groups with additional support needs; family and informal adult community learning groups from diverse backgrounds; young adults; and targeted schools who do not currently visit. This post will develop partnerships with external organisations to develop, sustain and consult with new audiences.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, it is vital that you have a proven track record in
managing and delivering outreach and/or community engagement projects with internal and external partners. You must have experience of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on your work in line with strategic aims and objectives and have demonstrable success in working with external partners to sustain effective partnerships. Project and budgetary management skills are important. You must be able to travel to partner organisations and communities when and where appropriate.

This is an exciting new role responsible for the ongoing development and successful delivery of a calendar of on-site events and activities at the Safari Park, in line with our business objectives for growth and excellent visitor satisfaction.

As Events Manager, you will report to the Head of Sales and Marketing and be part of the Sales and Marketing team.

Duties:
• Implement and develop our existing programme of seasonal events at the Safari Park. Manage all aspects from planning, budgeting all aspects of event delivery, evaluation, and reporting.
• Plan and manage the successful delivery, promotion, and ongoing evaluation of regular events such as Members Evenings and other small events such as birthday parties.
• Be the primary point of contact for delivery of corporate and private functions at the Safari Park, ensuring the highest quality experience for clients.
• Setting, communicating, and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project
• Sourcing and negotiating terms with suitable suppliers and manging on-going supplier relationships.
• Duty manager for all events.

Our ideal candidate:
We are looking for an experienced event professional with exceptional organisational abilities and impeccable attention to detail. A team player – happy to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in, our ideal candidate will have significant experience working in a similar role and good links within the events industry and with suppliers.
We ask for the following skills and experience:
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Managerial role within a relevant industry, with proven success delivering large-scale events.
• Specific B2B experience with capabilities of running corporate events such as away days, conferences, and team building.
• Have an established network of trusted contacts and suppliers within the events industry.
• A track record of success in identifying opportunities for development within a large organisation and of taking new ideas through to fruition.
• Able to install confidence in key decision makers, and to lead stakeholders through all stages of event planning, delivery, and review.
• Able to develop project plans, to use project management tools and techniques (such as Gantt charts), and to evaluate success and prepare succinct reports
• Experience of managing large event budgets.
• Familiar with relevant H&S and license legislation
• Excellent written communication and presentation skills.

About Us
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is an educational charity and leading science centre and visitor attraction with a 5-star status. Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore and understand the world around them and to discover and enjoy science.

Our staff are vitally important to us and play a key role in achieving our mission. We value diversity in our workforce and want our workforce to reflect the diverse communities we serve bringing a range of skills, experiences, knowledge, and ideas to help towards our mission.

GSC is part of the Green Zone, managed by the UK Government, during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow between 31 October – 12 November 2021,

The Green Zone is a platform for general public, youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business and others to have their voices heard through events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments.

About the Role
To support the delivery of the Green Zone activities within GSC, we are recruiting for COP26 Events Assistants to provide front of house hosting, visitor management, cleaning and food and beverage services within a fast paced environment. Duties will be allocated across one or more of these areas.

Applicants would be required to work between 31 October – 12 November 2021 inclusive (scheduled days off will be provided)

Shift patterns will vary to meet the needs of the business. Shifts may include early mornings (cleaning), days, evenings and weekends.

We are looking for people who have customer service and/or hospitality experience, work well in a team environment and can commit their availability during this period. If this sounds like you then we would love you to get in touch!

To apply, please complete a short application form and submit your CV by following the link below.

We’re looking for a creative Events Co-ordinator to develop and deliver an exciting new events and exhibitions programme that will help us showcase Scotland’s incredible marine wildlife and habitats.

This is temporary 8 month contract (with the possibility of extension).

Please visit our website for a full job description.

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

Contract: 3 years
Hours: 2 days a week

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) is a largely volunteer run organisation with around 400 volunteers. We are currently delivering a Heritage Lottery funded project called Steaming Ahead which will see major re-development at the site. The project will see a new steam engineering facility with public viewing gallery, a new entrance and public engagement space at the Museum of Scottish Railways and improved access throughout the site. An exciting programme of activities will be delivered as part of this project.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to join our team to develop, deliver and monitor the events, activities and audiences outlined in the project’s Activity Plan. During the initial period of the post, the post holder will play an important role in developing the activity programming and consulting with programme partners and the local community.

The post holder will work alongside the project staff, the Business Development Manager, the Museum Director and key volunteers.

The post is grant funded for 3 years

Key responsibilities:

1. Deliver key aspects of the Activity Plan
2. Develop and implement a programme of activities for the duration of the project
3. Monitor the use and evaluate the success of the activities and liaise with the evaluation consultants on key performance indicators
4. Identify and attract new audiences to the site
5. Work alongside the SRPS staff and volunteers to develop local community relations
6. Develop and deliver informal learning opportunities including events and activities for identified audiences including railway enthusiasts, the elderly, families and young people
7. Work with identified project partners on the successful rollout of key project areas
8. Deliver the elements required for the successful rollout of the Inspiring Young Futures Programme
9. Deliver the elements required for the successful rollout of the Railway Memories Programme

10. Undertake marketing to promote the Activity Plan including developing social media activity, writing press releases and articles for the member and volunteer newsletters
11. Liaise with relevant staff and volunteers at SRPS
12. Other duties as required

Occasional weekend and evening work will be required and the Activities Co-ordinator will be expected to take a flexible approach to duties and work as part of a small team of staff. This post is subject to a successful Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme check. An annual salary review will be undertaken.

Qualifications and experience

Essential
1. Educated to degree level or equivalent
2. Experience of museum, gallery or visitor attraction learning and engagement activities
3. Have experience of developing an events programme
4. Have experience of the development, management and implementation of formal and informal learning resources and activities for a wide range of audiences
5. Have experience working with partners to deliver collaborative projects
6. Worked as part of a team
7. Experience working on own initiative with an agreed work programme
8. Good understanding of basic IT systems and an ability to prepare written reports and work programmes

Desirable
1. Have experience of developing audiences within a museum or visitor attraction
2. Have experience of marketing and social media activity
3. Have experience monitoring and evaluating projects
4. Have experience working with volunteers
5. Have an interest in industrial heritage
6. Have experience of delivering a service within a budget

To Apply:
Applicants should send a recent CV and covering letter showing experience and skills relevant to this opportunity. Applications to be sent to Becky Peacock, Museum Director; becky.peacock@srps.org.uk

Deadline for applications: Monday 26th July 2021 by 5pm

The programme
Where we are is a new national programme delivered by the British Museum and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. From 2021-2025 the programme will work with third sector and cultural partners across the country to develop meaningful arts and cultural projects with young people.
These co-produced projects will respond to something in their local area that the young people are passionate about and as such the direction these projects will take will be driven by the young people.
This year we are working with three partners:
• Museum & Galleries Edinburgh and Edinburgh Young Carers, Edinburgh, Scotland
• Geraldine Connor Foundation and Harewood House Trust, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber
• Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester and Pedestrian, Leicester, East Midlands
We are seeking to appoint a session facilitator for our Edinburgh partnership who will work with the young people to develop their ideas and passions into a creative output.
Once we know what the young people want to develop, the facilitator will be responsible for working with the young people to hire a relevant creative practitioner who will work closely with the facilitator, young people and project partners to shape the arts and cultural output.
Vital to the success of this project is listening to young people about what they are interested in talking about and exploring possible ways for them to express this interest. This project will not be about dictating ideas of culture to young people, but will be about listening to what culture means to them. However, it will be important to provide young people with a scaffold and framework within which to work.
By working in a co-production four-way partnership between the British Museum, cultural organisations, third sector organisations and young people, the programme aims to:
1. Remove some of the barriers to engagement with the cultural sector that young people face
2. Create a sense of agency in young people that can be reflected into their communities

Role description
You will be working with 10 young people aged 18-24 who are supported by Edinburgh Young Carers. A key part of this role will be to coax out of the young people what they are interested in and how they want to talk about that. The successful candidate will be able to work with young people who do not see themselves in museum or gallery spaces and will be able to draw out of the young people the confidence and skills needed to develop a creative output.
The sessions will take place in Museums & Galleries Edinburgh venues in the city centre (restrictions allowing).

Duties will include:
1. Working closely with the Edinburgh partners and the British Museum to develop a
robust yet flexible plan for a taster day and 6 full day sessions with the young
people, providing a framework to work with the young people.
2. Developing sessions that are relevant, responsive and adaptable to the young
people’s needs.
3. Creating a group agreement with the young people
4. Working closely with project evaluators
5. Working closely with all partners to understand Museum & Galleries Edinburgh’s
collection and the needs of Edinburgh Young Carers service users.
6. Building rapport with the young people, being mindful of their lived experience and
other responsibilities
7. Working collaboratively with a creative practitioner to shape the creative output
with young people
8. Collaborating closely with all partners, communicating clearly with Museums &
Galleries Edinburgh about the day-to-day and reporting into the British Museum
about overall progress
9. Communicating closely with all partners and committing to regular catch up
meetings #

Person specification

We are particularly interested in applications from people who have shared lived experiences with the young people in your area. Any experience required can be demonstrated by paid for or voluntary work or can come from outside the work environment.

1. Committed and passionate about co-producing meaningful creative projects with a
diverse group of young people
2. Ability to relate to young people and draw out their skills, interests and experiences
into meaningful arts/cultural project ideas
3. Experience of co-production working in museum, gallery or cultural settings
informally with a diverse group of young people
4. Experience of developing sessions that respond to various learning styles and
abilities
5. Ability to work with a creative practitioner collaboratively to develop project ideas
and outputs with young people
6. Ability to communicate effectively with project partners both verbally and in writing
7. Confidence in delivering workshops in person and online
8. Understanding and experience of safeguarding young adults

Deliverables
• Taster day plan
• Adaptable and flexible session plan
• Working with the creative practitioner to develop the creative output with young
people
• Update meetings with the project team – number to be agreed
• Reflection session with the project team

Proposal format:
• A brief written response to the programme overview provided
• Reference to how you propose to deliver this work
• If you are applying as part of an organisation, please provide an introduction to the
organisation and its credentials.
• Two examples of relevant projects you and/or your organisation have previously
undertaken.
• A CV
• Details on how you would propose to satisfy the requirements of the brief
• Ability to meet the timescale outlined
• Contact details of two referees

Pay and term
• £4,800 for 20 days work (£240 a day), exclusive of VAT. We are flexible about how
this time is allocated, but there will be 6 days of sessions across August – November
and one taster day on 31st July. All sessions will be held on Saturdays.
• The role will ultimately report to Sophie Alonso, National Programme Manager at
the BM, but will work closely with Ria Sloan, Outreach and Access Manager, at
Museum & Galleries Edinburgh and Lee MacKenzie at Edinburgh Young Carers. Ria
Sloan will manage the day to day management of the role.
• Disclosure Scotland check will be needed. Please let us know if you have this
already.
• You will need to provide proof that you can work in the UK
• Payment schedule to be agreed

To apply please email Ria Sloan on Ria.Sloan@edinburgh.gov.uk by 12pm on Friday 25th June
For more information about the programme, please see our website https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/young-people/where-we-are-programme or get in touch with Sophie Alonso on salonso@britishmuseum.org

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As a local, 5 star family business we’ve been giving history a ‘damn good telling’ since 1985. The unique personality of our team shines through everything we do and guarantees a warm welcome and memorable experience for our visitors.

Our multiple awards and reputation recognise our desire to give the best quality experience – for our visitors, our team and local community.

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We’re currently recruiting Storyteller Guides. If you have a passion for history, a flair for presentation, and take pleasure in helping visitors enjoy our beautiful city, then get in touch!

Can you;

– Give history a damn good telling
– Deliver authentic, high quality walking tours for our visitors, helping to create memorable moments
– Represent Mercat Tours and our city in a positive, professional manner

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– Passion for history, culture and Edinburgh!
– Excellent communication skills
– Friendly, energetic and helpful
– Adaptable and resourceful
– Commitment to be the best you can be
– Sense of humour!

𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀
– Part-time contract, 5hrs – 15hrs per week
– Shift patterns vary in duration from 2hrs through to 7hrs
– You will be expected to work weekends, evenings and throughout the summer season
– £10 hourly rate, increasing to £13.35 on successful completion of probationary period and/or sign off
– Working week Monday to Sunday
– 3 month probationary period

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– Your personal development and training is core to your time with Mercat
– Living Wage employer
– Bike to work scheme https://www.bike2workscheme.co.uk
– Access to ASVA cards https://www.asva.co.uk
– Company holiday home
– Annual discretionary bonus

𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀
Stage 1: Successful applicants will be called by for an initial ‘meet the team’ chat by phone

Stage 2: An 10min online interview with 3 individual members of our team

Stage 3; 5min audition

Stage 4: Successful interviewees will be called for a second audition and storytelling workshop (approximate duration 2.5 hours) date to be confirmed after audition stage.

Stage 5: Successful candidates will be offered a permanent contract with a three-month probationary period. You will receive our award-winning, accredited training to deliver our 5 star visitor experience.

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– Initial induction sessions to teach and develop guiding skills
– Storytelling practice with fellow trainees; peer to peer and online
– As skills progress, trainees share tours for the public supported by experienced Storytellers
– Full H&S, fire and first aid training

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Please send to kathleen@mercattours.com by Friday 28th May

– Application form – download here
– Covering letter (optional)
– 30sec max video – tell us about yourself and why you want to be a Mercat Storyteller (youtube link preferred)

We’re sorry but due to limited resource and anticipated demand, only successful candidates will be contacted

Interviews will be held online on zoom and in person at 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh

30 hours per week (Tues – Friday) with flexibility required to meet needs of the programme offer to include some evening and weekend working.

Culture Perth and Kinross is a dynamic charitable trust managing Libraries, Archives, Collections and Museum and Gallery venues on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council. A large and diverse public programme of talks, exhibitions, workshops, and events is delivered across our venues and increasingly, online. We are seeking to appoint a highly creative and experienced Public Programming Officer to evaluate, review and further develop the programme across all our services to increase engagement with local and national audiences and help amplify the cultural offer of the region.

We are seeking someone who can be fearless, bold and creative; who will put audiences and communities at the heart of all that they do and who has a track record of working in collaborative environments. You will have experience of leading a creative team and of working collaboratively with multiple local and national partners to deliver success.

You will be based in Perth but will be expected to work across the region and beyond its borders to develop partnerships and projects which will enrich the programme and a flexible approach to when, where and how you work will be essential.

Culture Perth and Kinross is well placed to offer the right candidate experiences which will stretch, inspire and further develop their skills in a location recently placed as the happiest place to live in Scotland.

If you believe you have what it takes to help us achieve success then please email jobs@culturepk.org.uk for an application pack including Post Description or download below.