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Formal Learning Programmer Role – Derby Museums

Formal Learning Programmer Role - Derby Museums


Are you passionate about culture, enthusiastic about learning and want to make a difference? If so, Derby Museums wants to hear from you!

Derby Museums is a charitable trust, managing Derby’s three museums with extensive and world renowned collections. Derby Museums is for the thinker and maker in all of us. Derby Museums utilises its unique cultural heritage, enlightenment thinking, and the city’s stories of innovation and making, to engage children and young people in learning and activity programmes. Our programmes drive creativity; developing 21st century skills relevant to learning, work and society to enable children and young people to believe in themselves as our future thinkers and makers.


The Role

Derby Museums is looking for an energetic and proactive Formal Learning Programmer with a strong sense of the role that culture, heritage and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) can play in the development of people’s skills, capacities and wellbeing.

Working with formal learning audiences the role will play a key part in enabling access to high quality cultural and life experiences supporting engagement with learning, inspiring and driving creativity, helping to bridge the skills gap and creating strong aspirations in the children and young people of Derby.

The role includes but is not limited to;

  • Devising and implementing engaging, high quality and relevant activities and programmes for formal learning audiences including primary/secondary/SEND schools, FE/HE providers, across Derby Museums sites.
  • Increasing engagement and the numbers of children and young people participating in our formal learning programmes, to support the development of cultural capital.
  • Working with a wide range of formal learning providers and partner organisations to ensure our programmes are relevant to local audiences and support the wider local and national strategies.

This role is based at the Museum & Art Gallery, but you will be required to work at any of our museums.


The Person

You will have a passion for learning and an understanding of the wider educational environment. You will be an experienced learning professional and an excellent communicator with the ability to engage and work effectively with a wide range of people. You will be a team player who is highly organised and able to respond to challenges whilst working efficiently to tight deadlines. You will be enthusiastic about the potential of pushing boundaries, using new approaches and working closely with audiences to deliver and embed meaningful learning experiences.

We believe that diversity and equality within our workplace, programmes and in our outlook is crucial. We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented at Derby Museums and within the heritage sector, including black and minority ethnic candidates and/or candidates with a disability.

Hours: Full time 37 hours

Salary: £23,589 – £25,167

Contract Type: Permanent

Employee Benefits: 20 days (pro rata) + bank holidays, pension, flexible working, mileage allowance payable on authorised business travel.



If you believe you are the person we are looking for, please read the job description and person specification, complete the application form* and send it to quoting the reference number DM/AM082021. The closing date for receipt of applications is by midnight on Sunday 5 September 2021.

Interviews will be held on 14 September 2021 via video conference.

*please ensure that your application form is sent to us in Word format.


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