Vacancy for Education Officer at the National Print Museum 10 Month Fixed Term Maternity Contract

The Education Officer is responsible for the interpretation and development of programmes relating to the permanent and temporary exhibitions for the visiting public.

The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of the printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland. The Education Department of the National Print Museum preserves, protects and increases awareness of the unique collection and associated provisions at the Museum. It is committed to a wide range of socially inclusive opportunities for the lifelong discovery and enjoyment of Ireland’s printing heritage. The Museum wishes to recruit a dynamic and experienced Education Officer for a 10 month fixed term maternity contract.

Job Description
Reporting to the CEO, the Education Officer is responsible for furthering the mission of the National Print Museum by developing the Museum’s educational programmes. The Education Officer is responsible for the interpretation and development of programmes relating to the permanent and temporary exhibitions for the visiting public.

Responsibilities and Duties
o Adhering to both the National Print Museum mission statement and the Education Policy
o Continue research and development of new Education Policy, 2017 - 2020, in conjunction with the Museum’s new Strategic Plan
o Keeping up to date with MSPI and best practice in Museum Education
o Responsible for development and promotion of the Museum’s bi-annual calendar of events including tours, workshops, lectures, demonstrations days, and other special events
o Event Management - responsible for the coordination and management of all Demonstration and Family Fun Days
o Project management of EU funded (Creative Europe - Culture Sub-programme) Creative Markers project (kids’ fablabs for letterpress printing inspired by tinkering and making) in conjunction with three EU partners. Project begins in July 2017 and European travel will be required
o Co-ordination of guided tour and workshop bookings
o Development and facilitation of all children’s workshops
o Museum tour script knowledge and tour guiding
o Working closely with the Coordinators and trainees of the CDETB Culture and Heritage Studies course at the Museum in relation to tour guide training, support and mentoring
o Design, promotion and delivery of socially inclusive educational provisions for a variety of formal and informal audiences
o Targeting new audiences and devising suitable programmes
o Continue research and development of new Secondary Schools programme, ensuring that all programmes and resources are relevant to changes in the National Curriculum
o Cultivating relationships with a variety of organisations (including teacher’s organisations) to work towards improving the education programme
o Presenting at conferences, forums, seminars etc. on subject matter relating to Education at the National Print Museum
o Responsible for the facilitation and co-ordination of the Outreach Programme, which includes driving of and overall responsibility for the National Print Museum van
o Responsible for the Museum’s self-guided Education Area for families and children
o Liaising with the Curatorial Committee and Museum volunteers
o Responsible for Child Protection and Welfare (including training of new staff) and Garda Vetting at the Museum and undertaking of role of Designated Liaison Person
o Preparing grant applications
o Composition of education and financial reports and managing budgets for the Education Department
o Management of the National Print Museum’s Facebook page
o Supervision of the Museum in the absence of the CEO
o Other Museum duties as they arise

Essential skills and experience
o A third level qualification in Museums, Heritage, History, Arts or a related field
o At least 3 years’ experience in a museum or arts education environment
o Imaginative and innovative approach to museum education
o Knowledge of current issues relating to museum education
o Knowledge and interest in history
o Ability to facilitate children’s arts and crafts workshops
o Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work within a team
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills o Excellent public speaking skills
o IT literacy o Experience and understanding of customer service
o Budget management skills
o Full clean driving licence
Desirable o HSE Children First training completed o Knowledge of WordPress and MailChimp
o Knowledge of the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme of Ireland (MSPI)
Item to note
o As per the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016, the successful candidate is subject to Garda Vetting for this position

The contract will be for 10 months to cover maternity leave. This is a full-time position requiring the successful candidate to work 39 hours per week including weekend work. Start date 26 June 2017.


Please forward a covering letter and CV, containing names and contact information for two referees, marked Education Officer Position to:
Or post:
Carla Marrinan Funder
National Print Museum
Garrison Chapel
Beggars Bush
Haddington Road
Dublin 4

Closing date is 5 p.m. on Friday 12 May 2017
Applicants are asked to note that background information on the National Print Museum is available on Museum’s website at:
The National Print Museum is an Equal Opportunities Employer.