Learning Officer, National Videogame Museum (BGI)

  • 31st October 2019
  • Yorkshire
  • Full time
  • Paid (£20k-25k)
  • museums
  • Iain Simons


The NVM is uniquely positioned to use the medium of videogames as a platform for making other subject areas more accessible.

What you will be doing…

  • Assisting with the creation of a learning strategy in line with the aims and ethos of the National Videogame Museum and the BGI.
  • Working with partners to develop sector leadership in education around videogame culture, development and careers.
  • Maintain awareness of safeguarding best practice across the NVM team, especially supporting those working with children and vulnerable people. 
  • Develop and deliver programmes of talks, activities and workshops around particular museum exhibitions and collections.
  • Work with the Marketing Officer to build and maintain relationships with schools, colleges and teachers to promote the use of the collections and activities of the Museum in line with National Curriculum.
  • Develop learning resources for visitors, schools, families, SEN groups and special interest groups.
  • Build partnerships with colleagues in the culture sector to deliver talks, workshops and activities in collaboration with storytellers, game developers and artists.
  • Recruit, train and manage casual session leaders, freelancers and volunteers.
  • Build partnerships with local community groups and facilitate activities in response to these groups.
  • Collate, evaluate and apply feedback on the educational activities provided.
  • Represent and promote the NVM to external educational bodies, in order to establish a network of useful partnerships.

It would be good if you have…

  • Experience of teaching in a classroom context.
  • Experience and knowledge of the National Curriculum.
  • Excellent organisational skills, possessing a keen eye for detail.
  • The ability to communicate well with stakeholders, the management team and staff across all departments.
  • A positive attitude that includes an enthusiastic and flexible approach to tasks with the adaptability to cope with the unexpected.
  • Responsible, reliable, creative and self-motivated, and able to work alone or as part of a team.
  • A degree-level in a relevant field or hold a teaching qualification (such as a PGCE).
  • Experience of working in a museum or cultural venue.

Recruitment Process...

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