Location: Ben Uri Gallery, 108a Boundary Road, North West London, NW8
Contract: Part time, permanent
Salary: £24,000 pro rata
Hours: 3 days, 24 hours per week
Start Date: Early to mid September 2016
Responsible to: Gallery and Learning Programmes Manager and Museum Director
Staff throughout the Museum and in particular those within Learning, Operations, Curatorial and the Learning Intern(s)
Collections and Marketing
Externally with schools, local council education agencies, community groups, residential care homes, day centres and healthcare providers, other gallery and museum partners and funding bodies.
Main purpose of job: To exploit the universality of art across the spectrum of identity and migration
To deliver and facilitate workshops for school students from 4-18 years of age and develop life long learning opportunities on a variety of subjects relevant to the Museum and the National Curriculum for Art, History and other related subject areas.
To undertake research to create hard copy and digital resources to support exhibitions and the collection.
To plan and deliver teacher’s events and INSET days.
To plan and facilitate activities for informal learners, such as families and adults, in response to the collection, exhibitions or events.
To work together with the Learning Manager to plan, revise, develop and evaluate parts of the learning programme for schools, families or adults as required.
To assist in the development of new, and nurturing of existing, relationships with schools, individual teachers, local community groups and relevant cultural organisations
To market Ben Uri and the Learning programme via social media, e-newsletters and produce marketing resources for the web and other online facilities. Proficiency in WordPress would be an advantage.
To assist with occasional weekend family activities and late evening events such as Life Drawing, CPD events and other activities within the museum programme.
Experience in successfully putting together formal grant applications would be an advantage.
To carry out administrative tasks relevant to this role and to help ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the gallery alongside other colleagues.
To carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Learning Manager or Director.
A good background knowledge, and or passion for twentieth century and contemporary Art .
Proven experience of working with people from across ethnicities in a learning or museum learning environment or a teaching qualification in relation to arts education.
A proven track record of working with formal and informal learners in the Museum sector or related field, for example youth work, creative teaching or adult education or one year’s relevant teaching experience.
Experience in creating teaching resources for a range of audience including digital resources for the website.
Up to date knowledge of the Primary and Secondary school curriculum.
A passion for the arts.
The ability to positively engage and develop the interest and knowledge / expertise of those from different ethnicities including recent immigrant communities. Degree level qualification in a relevant subject and or successful experience in this context area is essential.
A sound knowledge of IT (familiarity with Apple Mac and Google Docs an advantage).
Experience in creating marketing materials using Eventbrite, MailChimp, Indesign would be an advantage.
Excellent communicator and relationship-builder with enthusiastic, friendly and approachable manner.
Excellent organisational and administrative skills with the ability to take a structured approach to organising work effectively and accurately.
Able to work as an effective and competent team-member.
There will be a requirement on occasions to work unsocial hours or at weekends. Compensation will be made in the form of leave in lieu.
How to apply:
Please send a Covering Letter detailing why you are suitable for this role, along with a recent CV with details of two references to: Katie Harris, Learning Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note closing date for applications is Monday 5 September.
We would require attendance at an interview on Thursday 9 September.
Applicants will be notified shortly after and we are hoping that the selected candidate will be available to commence the position from early to mid September
We are looking for two artists to deliver a variety of art sessions to young people aged between (9-16) at after school clubs and holiday clubs on the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, held in the estate’s SHELL centre in partnership with the Ben Uri Gallery.
All artists must:
Be enthusiastic and be able to introduce participants to new art skills.
Have experience of working with young people and hold a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).
Available for 4 month between January – August 2017 for approximately 16 x 1.5 hour sessions (timetable available on request).
The artists are required to lead the art sessions and support the participants ideas and work. There will be a Spring and Summer exhibition which artists will also need to help deliver.
Please give details in your application of:
Your previous work/projects with young people and which age group you are familiar with.
Details of the arts skills you will introduce the young people to.
Why this appeals to you and your work.
Included in the project will be gallery visits to Ben Uri so students are inspired by the exhibitions and artists in our collection. Art, identity and migration are key themes Ben Uri focuses on and it is important that these themes help shape the focus of the work.
Artists will be supported by members of staff at SHELL and at the Ben Uri Gallery throughout. Materials will also be provided within a set budget and planning time allocated.
The project aims to:
Engage the participants with visual art
Introduce participants to new art techniques and encourage exploration and experimentation
Assist participants with the creation of their own artworks
Encourage participants to explore their own personal stories using art as a form of expression
Engage participants with the Ben Uri Gallery as a place open to them and their families.
This opportunity will:
Help promote the artist’s own work and commission a piece as part of the project budget to be either donated to the Ben Uri Gallery and/or displayed at the estate.
Artist fee: £100 per 1.5 hour session/ £200 per day (subject to our funding bid being accepted).
There is flexibility within the timetable and we are very happy to discuss any potential changes.
Please contact email@example.com for any further details or call 02076043991
Ben Uri operates an ongoing internship programme across a wide range of disciplines. Find out more
We are looking for new Board Members
Ben Uri is actively planning a new, exciting 50,000 sq. ft. Museum of Art, Identity and Migration in the heart of London’s established museum locales. We are actively seeking a new set of Board members to extend our reach and support across London and internationally. We are looking for a range of people from diverse backgrounds to reflect our focus on Art, Identity and Migration.
Board members will play a key role in the Ben Uri strategy to establish a significant permanent gallery in London, strengthen our programmes and engage larger and wider audiences from across London’s diverse and numerous émigré communities.
We seek a broad range of skills and experience in our new board members in the following areas:
- Property: especially those involved in the London property market
- Finance: to help create innovative secure opportunities for supporters and investors to commit to the revenue and capital needs of the museum and to drive the management accounting presentations at Board level
- Secretarial / HR: to ensure that all regulatory returns are made on time and to lead on any legal issues and add experienced HR input
- Marketing, PR, Digital & Social Media: to ensure best practice across our current communications and marketing campaigns
- Wellbeing: to assist and guide our team in developing programmes to maximise impact and funding within new Health Service and local government structures
- Learning and Outreach: to bring a knowledge and expertise to expand our already successful local and national programming
- Business to Business: to help refine and expand our Preferred Partnerships programme, guiding marketing campaigns with business partners in return for funding
- Fundraising: to lead the Board’s capital and revenue campaigns, building a network of ambassadors, support committees as well as institutional and business partners
- Art: we also need artists, curators, scholars and museum professionals to ensure that creative voices are heard and listened to
If you are interested in discussing further please email the Chair, David Glasser to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short cv detailing your specific areas of interest and expertise.