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					             THE MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART
 JOB DESCRIPTION for EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Museum of East Asian Art is an educational charity with modest resources and
a small staff. It is therefore essential that all members of staff work together and in
close harmony in furthering the aims of the Museum, and in extending a courteous
and welcoming reception to all visitors. These aims are to encourage a greater
understanding of East Asian art and cultures.

As the Education Officer you are directly responsible to the Curator. Your primary
responsibility is to run an Education Programme with the Curator. The Education
Programme furthers the mission of the Museum by using education to improve
access to, and increase enjoyment and understanding of the collections.

As Development Officer you are directly responsible to the Curator. Your primary
responsibility is to investigate fundraising opportunities, representing the museum to
external partners and undertaking activities to enhance the profile of the museum.

Your responsibilities include:

Education

1. Further developing the Education Programme at the Museum
2. Producing information relating to temporary and permanent exhibitions
3. Contacting schools with a list of appropriate activities once a term and encourage
   them to use the Museum for visits (both on-site and outreach)
4. Organising school visits, develop activities for visits and run the visit
5. Visiting schools and groups in order to fulfil the Museum’s Education Policy (see
   attached)
6. Developing activities and workshops for groups with special requirements and
   other educational groups
7. Using the Handling collection to its full potential
8. Planning and running children’s holiday events with the Administrator including
   trails and quizzes
9. Producing pre-visit material for school visits
10.Evaluating the Education Programme and consider new audiences to develop
11.Reviewing the Access Policy in association with the Administrator
12.Other duties as assigned

Development

1. Investigating opportunities for fundraising (sponsorship/trust funds/funding
   bodies)
2. Making applications for funding
3. Developing and manage corporate partnership programme
4. Extending network of contacts for museum and develop work in partnership with
   other important organisations/businesses (UKTI, Bath and NE Somerset Council,
   RDA, Universities etc)
5. Representing the museum at networking events (where appropriate)
6. Other duties as assigned
General

Any other duties as assigned. Some out of hours work will be required.

Job Information

Salary: £9,000 - £10,000 per annum

Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, three days a week from Monday to Friday; the days to
be agreed upon with the Curator. You are entitled to a one-hour break for lunch. In
busy periods you will be expected to be flexible on the timing of your break.

Annual Leave: You are entitled to 15 days holiday per year, excluding public and
bank holidays. This is inclusive of your statutory holiday entitlement. The Museum’s
holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March.


The closing date for this position is Wednesday 12th August 2009 by 1pm.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Monday 17 th August 2009.

Applications may be sent electronically to info@meaa.org.uk or by post to
The Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street
Bath
BA1 2QJ

				
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