Enabler Supervisor

Recruiter
National Museums of Scotland
Location
Edinburgh
Posted
09 Nov 2018
Closes
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research. Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 will see the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics. You will supervise a team of Enablers as a key part of the public offer of the National Museum of Scotland and support the development and planning of innovative and creative learning programmes to a wide range of audiences, including schools, families, young people and adult learners. As a member of the Enabler team, you will deliver a wide range of programmes in the Learning Centre, galleries and other spaces. Educated to degree level, you will have an understanding of the potential of museum collections as a resource for learning for formal and informal learning audiences, as well as knowledge of the wider learning environment, including digital. A FE/HE qualification in education or a museums-related area is desirable, as is knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence and how it relates to learning in museums. You will have experience of working in a museum, gallery, learning organisation or visitor attraction in a public facing role, delivering programmes and resources for formal and informal learning audiences. With experience of supervising staff, volunteers and freelancers, you will be able to plan and schedule effectively, in particular, producing and managing rotas for a team of full time and part time staff for seven day a week operation. A creative thinker and excellent communicator with a flexible and adaptable approach, you will be able to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, and will have good ICT skills. You will work 37 hours per week, on a rotational, rostered, five day over seven day working pattern. Occasional evening work will be required, to support specific events and activities. Based at the National Museum of Scotland, you may also be required to work occasionally at other sites.

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