Gallery and Learning Programmes Manager – 1 Year Maternity Cover
Salary: £26,000- £28,000
Hours: FT or 4 days pro rata
Start Date: Early to mid June 2016
Responsible to: Museum Director
Responsible for: Learning Officer, Arts and Wellbeing Officer, Interns
- Staff throughout the Museum and in particular those within Learning, Operations, Curatorial, Collections and Marketing
- Externally with education agencies, community groups, residential care homes, day centres and healthcare providers, other gallery and museum partners and funding bodies.
Main purpose of job:
- The Gallery and Learning Manager will develop, deliver, promote and evaluate high quality
Learning programmes and museum events for all audiences.
- The Gallery and Learning Manager will over see a number of museum programme strands in addition to the Learning Programme. The role will include some work in relation to funding and development, internships and voluntary placements and events management.
- The candidate will have previous management experience within an arts organisation, department or broad staff team and will be required to offer guidance and support to colleagues across the museum, including practical decision making with regard to the daily operations of the museum.
- The candidate will work closely with the museum’s Operations and Admin Supervisor, to ensure the smooth running of all museum programmes and public facing activity.
- As a senior on-site manager, the post will require the candidate to be a key holder, and responsible for the coordination and supervision of some weekend and evening events.
- Create an annual delivery plan for the museum based on the museum’s key aims, targets and budget.
- Manage the creation of all learning resources to support all Ben Uri exhibitions and create general art and design resources in partnership with other educational resource providers.
- Research and prepare for museum marketing (including e-marketing) via the Ben Uri website, social media and other appropriate sources working with learning team, curatorial and marketing staff.
- Manage and curate an annual schools and community exhibition
- Explore and promote use of the archive collections
- Devise and deliver teachers INSET.
- Meet with Director and Senior management team to establish long term and annual strategic aims for the organisation, along with budgets for delivery and timescales.
- Provide learning teams with a detailed operating guide to departmental procedures, policies, practices and key contacts – and ensure these operational routines are followed
- Manage a clear file management and contacts system to ensure that efficiency is optimised
- Maintain learning programme monitoring records, including annual evaluation and attendance reports
- Seek external partnerships and develop partnership projects
- Recognise key areas of the learning programme that require funding and identify potential funding opportunities.
- Complete funding applications involving the personnel of all departments.
- Manage and be involved with the recruitment of all persons reporting to you and support colleagues when asked.
- Conduct an annual performance review meeting with all persons reporting to you.
- Assist with the management of the Internship programme
- Keep abreast of any external factors in the museum and gallery sector that may affect policy or planning.
- Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Director
Skills & Competencies
1. Excellent verbal and written skills, communicating effectively with staff and external partners
2. Strong interest in visual art and museum education
3. Ability to work successfully as a team leader.
4. Good organisational and administrative skills.
5. Good computer skills, preferably with knowledge of Mac’s and PC’S
Knowledge & Experience:
7. Hold a degree or an equivalent qualification or have relevant work experience.
8. A proven track record of effective team management and work with museum and gallery
9. Experience of assimilating new content and delivering to a wide range of audiences.
10. Knowledge of the National Curriculum and other statutory education requirements across all Key Stages
11. Experience of interpreting museum collections or exhibitions
12. Experience of developing high quality learning resource materials for a range of audiences.
13. Experience of coordinating and delivering a varied events programme for a range of audiences.
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: Alix Smith, Learning Manager email@example.com
Please note closing date for applications:
Monday 9th May- (9am)
We would require attendance at an interview on Thursday May 12th.
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 June.
Front of House and Gallery Operations Internship
We have two posts available:
Monday & Tuesday 10:00 – 5:30 – 3 month internship.
Wednesday – Friday 10:00 – 5:30 – 3 month internship.
Expenses: Travel expenses within London Zones 1-6 reimbursed up to £12.00 a day.
We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for those who want to gain invaluable and practical experience in museum operations. This internship will offer the chance to see and be involved in a wide range of activities that generate the efficient administration of a museum. You will be guided by experienced staff members, responsible for delivering the necessary services for the museum teams and the gallery’s audiences at any given time.
Ben Uri focuses on Identity and Migration through Art. We operate locally, nationally and internationally. Although currently small in physical size we are distinctive in ambition, exhibitions, acquisitions, learning and wellbeing programmes.
The successful applicant will be practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self-motivated, well organised, an able and engaging communicator and have good proficiency of Word, Excel and Google to maximise the learning benefit of this opportunity.
This voluntary internship offers a unique opportunity to build experience at the sharp end across every aspect of museum administration, operations and management. As part of a team of interns, you will be expected to contribute to the Intern Support Programme to benefit both yourself and current / future interns. The museum has an intern mentor who hosts monthly intern days for the whole intern team across the different departments. Each intern has the opportunity to attend other training/development external courses.
To apply please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org sharing with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to join the BU Team by midday Monday 11th April.
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 email@example.com with a short cv detailing your specific areas of interest and expertise.