South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Learning Officer - Aerospace Bristol

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to join our learning team to work with schools and young people and develop and deliver our practical cross-curricular learning activities.

Job Title: Learning Officer Organisation: Aerospace Bristol Salary: £18,000- 24,000 depending on experience Hours: Full time, Fixed Term (Maternity Cover), beginning February 2018. 37.5 hours, 5 days in every 7 days including weekends and some evenings and bank holidays

Responsible to: Learning and Community Engagement Manager Location: Bristol

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to join the learning team at Aerospace Bristol, a museum operated by registered charity, Bristol Aero Collection Trust Aerospace Bristol tells the incredible story of over 100 years of aerospace design and manufacturing from the perspective of those who were part of it. The museum has STEM learning at its heart and aims to inspire, entertain and inform present and future generations through their understanding of and engagement with the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It will, of course, also be home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in Filton. If you have a passion for cross-curricular and hands-on museum learning then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Main Duties • Deliver activities, learning sessions and outreach as part of a programme of educational group visits, outreach, tertiary research and life-long learning opportunities and events.

• Work with other members of the team to create and develop educational resources and activities for target groups identified in the Activity Plan.

• Promote learning programmes and projects to target groups paying particular attention to non-user groups.

• Prepare learning spaces and equipment for activity sessions.

• Assist in the management of the content of the learning section of the museum’s website and contribute content for newsletters

• Liaise with schools, colleges, teachers and lecturers to promote the museum, and answer enquiries relating to the museum learning offer - make contacts and actively develop teacher relationships and promote the collections, activities and web resources to schools.
• Contribute data to the contacts database for effective communication with learning users
• Assist teachers/school groups in planning, coordinating, and managing visits
• Assist in the development and delivery of outreach projects for specific harder to reach audiences and to develop interest in museum.
• Assist in ensuring the day-to-day co-ordination and best use of learning spaces and equipment.
• Assist in funding applications for learning projects
• Act on evaluation of learning activities, events and programmers as part of the wider HLF project
• Work with the staff of other heritage / STEM organisations to develop a range of collaborative educational programmers that will interest and benefit visitors and the local community
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of best practice in museum education, STEM education and learning, in order to provide the best possible service
• Be proactive in seeking out opportunities to learn new skills.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills The successful candidate will have a passion for learning and experience working in education and the STEM or heritage sectors. The capability to work as a part of a team is essential as is being people focused and outcome orientated. Specific requirements for the role are:
1. Relevant degree, appropriate to the role (e.g. education, science, engineering or heritage). Equivalent professional experience within the sector will also be considered.
2. Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering high quality hands-on learning activities.
3. Prior experience of working with children and communicating to a wide range of audiences.
4. Passion for and demonstrable understanding of STEM subjects.
5. Good written and verbal communication skills including public speaking.
6. Excellent team working and organisational skills.
7. Adaptable, proactive and able to work in a fast paced and customer focused environment
8. Able to work independently toward shared goals.
9. Excellent IT, social media, facilitation and presentation skills – including working with Microsoft office, databases and educational hardware e.g. interactive whiteboard.
10. Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.
1. Professional Teaching Qualification.
2. Experience working within a museum setting
3. Experience of working with volunteers.
4. Experience of working across different age ranges.
5. A good understanding of the current national curriculum and the latest innovations in teaching practice.
6. Previous experience working in or teaching Physics, DT or Engineering.
7. Innovation, creativity and problem solving – able to rise to a challenge by providing innovative and practical solutions.
8. Good customer service experience in a customer focused organisation.

9. Knowledge of relevant legislative requirements relating to the role.

The post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Weekend and some evening and Bank Holiday working will be required. Bristol Aero Collection Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Applicants should apply with a CV and a supporting statement as to why they are interested and suitably experienced for this position, please include your current salary and job role. Please email to The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7 December 2018 at 12 noon. Alternatively, you can send a hard copy to: Amy Seadon Aerospace Bristol Hayes Way Patchway Bristol BS34 5BZ Interviews will be held during the week commencing 10 December. If you already know that you cannot make any days during this week, please provide alternative dates with your application, stating when you would be available for interview.

Organisation name: Aerospace Bristol

Contact name: Amy Seadon

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01174037682

Contact website:

Type: Full-time (fixed term)

Salary: £18,000 to £24,000

Location: Bristol

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 07 December 2018

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