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Learning Manager, Art Gallery

Posted: 10.02.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: South West UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

A well respected, contemporary gallery is looking for a Learning Manager to join their gallery in the South West. The role of Learning Manager is to support and develop the learning initiatives across their galleries. A passionate advocate for learning, philanthropy, and access to arts, the role will focus on enhancing the contribution within each local community of education, philanthropic initiatives, and sustainability messaging, and building and rolling out inclusive learning programs that spark a dialogue between art, artists, and a diverse audience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Develop the department :

  • Articulate the mission and aim of the department
  • Build with the relevant departments effective and engaging communications support to communicate the vision, the objectives and the actions they are developing both to external and internal audiences
  • Represent the department both externally and internally, be the face of the gallery’s Learning dept with various learning institutions

Create outstanding learning programmes:

  • Act as a key contributor and sounding board in the proposition of new partnerships with learning institutions, or actors of philanthropy
  • Ensure local excellence and relevance as well as regional consistency of learning programmes and initiatives
  • Build an annual plan for learning programmes including budgets, calendars, partners and relevant events including all programmes related to learning/education institutions, philanthropy, and sustainability
  • Define seasonal education programmes in your specific location, act as a mentor and train these locations in running events, approaching and managing partnerships.
  • Support internal education as and when required

Achieve excellence in the execution of our programmes:

  • Identify partners and resources required for all programmes, and manage the day to day relationships with them
  • Supervise the day to day delivery of all programmes
  • Supervise a network of learning teams on the ground including external partners/freelancers, and manage directly a Learning Assistant
  • Plan, organise and execute all events with the relevant resources and departments.
  • Develop and measure qualitative and quantitative ways to reach excellence

Measure and enhance qualitative and quantitative development of the department:

  • Run a constant sound research on current trends in relevant communities
  • Be the leader of new ways of facilitating learning activities by identifying best practices in the field, and constantly redefining what great learning looks like
  • Create and report on key indicators of qualitative and quantitative success/impact

Required knowledge, skills and qualifications:

  • Significant experience in a similar role with learning communities
  • Sound understanding of philanthropy and partners
  • A knowledge of and passion for contemporary and modern arts
  • A track record of educational programmes related to arts
  • Proven IT skills, particularly with Mac OS, Excel and Outlook
  • A proficiency in another European language is desirable
  • Highly developed interpersonal and oral and written communication skills required to liaise with a diverse range of internal and external personnel at all levels.
  • Capable of thriving in a multi-disciplinary environment and collaborating with a large range of operational departments
  • Must be flexible, resourceful, and demonstrate excellent time management skills
  • Strong skills: diligent, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration
  • Able to build rapport, trust and excellent working relationships with all colleagues in a dynamic work environment
  • Exceptional customer service skills and experience of managing high profile clients