Museums Wellington run four extraordinary visitor experiences: Wellington Museum, Space Place at Carter Observatory, Nairn Street Cottage and the Cable Car Museum.
We need an experienced and forward-thinking Senior Educator to enthuse our learning groups on the social, science and cultural history of Wellington. The Senior Educator will ensure high standards of engaging learning programmes are maintained and delivered.
We want to hear from people who can demonstrate the ability to manage government contracts, develop and deliver quality learning programmes, manage a small team and think strategically outside the box.
The Senior Educator will be responsible for:
Managing and overseeing the Learning team (2 full time + 1 part-time fixed term).
Developing learning programmes including preparation, promotion, delivery, quality control and evaluation of all programmes.
Developing and delivering informative, challenging and engaging learning programmes at Museums Wellington sites that receive consistently positive feedback from peers, teachers and students.
Managing the negotiation with the Ministry of Education for Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) contracts and fulfilling all reporting requirements.
Developing a learning strategy for Museums Wellington.
Overseeing Children & Young Person’s strategy as applies to Museums Wellington.
Maintaining close working relationships with external education, community, cultural, and creative sector partners.
Skills, experience and qualities required for this role:
Relevant teaching qualifications are preferable.
Excellent learning skills in classroom and non-class room environments – appropriate planning and delivery for different levels and subjects, group management skills.
Good knowledge of current museum and educational theory including curriculum developments.
An understanding and experience of Te Ao Maori is preferable.
Sound pronunciation of basic Te Reo Maori as a minimum level of competency.
Positive and flexible attitude.
Excellent oral and written communication – skilled at researching, preparing and delivering information to various audience levels and subject areas.
Good liaison and networks in the identified communities of interest.
Experience Wellington is a registered charity established by Wellington City Council as a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) to manage and develop its cultural and arts visitor experiences; which includes Museums Wellington, Capital E and City Gallery.
You will need to submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form to apply.
For further information on the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm on Monday, 16 September 2019.