I’m thrilled to announce that we’re now recruiting for another new post as part of the ALH team, Education and Public Programmes Officer.
The post is for 1 year (part time) and we’re looking for a creative, innovative person to develop and deliver our learning programme for primary and secondary schools, and families.
I’m already doing a lot of work with communities right across York as Community Collections & Outreach Archivist but until now we’ve set aside schools and family learning for someone with the right skills and experience to deliver activities to these groups. This post will complete the team for the Gateway to History project and continue to build on the community engagement success we’ve already had.
We’re looking for someone with knowledge of the National Curriculum to design education resources for Key Stages 3-5 that engage students with York’s archives and local history. Our vision is that the post holder will design a range of on-site experiences for schools at our Explore centres and libraries, as well as events that raise the profile of archives amongst teachers. This role is all about relationship building across the city with local education providers and learning specialists, to form the basis of a sustainable offer that continues after the end of the Gateway project. By working with Explore staff we are also looking to deliver a programme of informal family events that make archives engaging and fun.
In addition to an enthusiasm for engaging children and young people with the past, we’re looking for someone with an excellent knowledge of British History and the national curriculum as well as a graduate teaching qualification or relevant postgraduate degree, e.g. Archives, Museums, Public History, History. This post would suit someone with experience of using historical sources or archives in a teaching environment.
Interested? You can find out more by downloading the application pack from www.exploreyork.org.uk by navigating to the ‘Us’ section or following the link to Current Vacancies at the top of the page. If you are unable to access the website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 554247 (8.00am – 4.00pm, Mon – Fri) to request an application pack quoting the job title.
The closing date for applications is Monday 25th August at 12 noon. Interviews will take place in York on Monday 8th September.
This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the £1.6m York: Gateway to History project.