The National Media Museum is developing an exciting new interactive gallery, in keeping with its core mission to explore the science and culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. Reporting to the Head of Content for the new interactive gallery, the post holder will research and develop an engaging learning programme to support this gallery.
The new gallery will be a hands-on, immersive environment containing around 25 physical interactive exhibits and a fully equipped events space. The target audience is children between the ages of 7 and 14, with accompanying adults (school and family groups). The new learning programme will consist of science shows and gallery extension learning activities, and will be supported by pre and post visit learning resources and activities for teachers and parents. All elements of the project will be themed around light, sound and perception, the key scientific principles that underpin the Museum collections.
You will be responsible for researching science and technology content and translating this into an engaging learning programme; sourcing all associated props and materials; and training the Learning Team to deliver the new programme. You should have experience of researching content, developing learning resources and presenting educational shows or workshops. You will understand learning in an informal environment such as a museum and have an awareness of potential barriers to learning.
|National Media Museum, Bradford
Learning Programme Developer – Interactive Gallery
Full time: 35hrs per week
Salary: £17,000 - £18,000 pro rata
Fixed Term: 10 months (March to December 2016)