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Learning Officer

Contract Fixed term 10 month contract (maternity cover) until March 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join People’s History Museum (PHM) at a time of reflection and change, as the museum develops new ways of working for the future.

PHM is delivering a bold project to redevelop its Learning Programme, with a vision focused on empowerment and social change.  The role is in the Learning Team, which is part of the wider Programme & Engagement Team.  Over the last six years, the Programme & Engagement Team has delivered a ground-breaking programme of co-curated activity; 2017 explored the fight for LGBT+ rights, commemorating fifty years since the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales, 2018 looked at representation, marking 100 years since the first women and all men won the right to vote in Britain, in 2019 the focus was on protest to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, the 2020-2021 programme explored the theme of migration, and the programme for 2022-2024 explores disabled people’s rights and activism.

Every year, the team engages participants and visitors through a programme of workshops, events and activities.  The museum’s Learning Programme is integral to the team’s work, ensuring a wide range of audiences can meaningfully engage with PHM’s programme themes and our permanent collection.

We are looking for a collaborative individual with youth engagement experience and project management skills to support this work.  In particular, you will have experience of developing and delivering youth engagement activities in a museum, heritage setting, or similar organisation.  You will be confident in establishing and maintaining partnerships.  You will be experienced in evaluating workshop programmes, with strong project management skills.

More information

Click here to download the PDF version of the Job Pack, including job description and person specification (experience, knowledge and skills)

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How to apply

Please complete the online application form which can be found here. You will be prompted to write up to 300 words to demonstrate how you meet each of the five criteria listed in the ‘Person specification – experience, knowledge and skills’.

If you’d prefer to submit a video application you can do. Please make sure you record a response to each of the five criteria. Video applications should be no more than 15 minutes in length.  Please e-mail if you wish to submit a video application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 March 2023 at 5.00pm.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 30 March 2023, in person at PHM.

Each application will be assessed against the criteria for the roles, as published in this document. If you have any questions regarding your application, or would like to arrange a chat to discuss the role, please contact Charlie Corkin at

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