National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) is a collective voice for and about Bermuda. We aim to make learning Bermuda history part of everyone’s educational journey on Island and to provide new entry points to engage with our shared past and heritage.

We are seeking a self-managed, practical and innovative educational leader with exceptional relational skills to join our team to help shift how history is shared and taught across Bermuda.

Job Summary

The Learning & Engagement Officer is responsible for devising, developing and delivering the Museum’s formal and informal learning activities and programmes for a wide variety of audiences, including students, teachers, adults, and families. This involves organising and leading school visits, and developing educational workshops, activities and resources while working closely with the NMB Curatorial team.

The position reports to the Executive Director and is based at National Museum of Bermuda, although the Learning & Engagement Officer will be required to undertake outreach work within the community.

  • Develop, deliver, and manage innovative and effective formal and informal NMB learning activities and programmes. These must consistently demonstrate an adherence to NMB’s Education Strategy, a commitment to NMB’s instructional approaches and a well-integrated incorporation of the Museum’s collections, resources and assets
  • Conduct programme evaluation and adapt programmes, resources and materials in response
  • Undertake consultation and effective follow through with a broad range of schools, teachers, community groups, government departments (in particular Department of Education) and other partners to help develop and improve the museum’s learning programmes and resources
  • Work collaboratively with the NMB team and partners to support and promote museum-related learning
  • Support the NMB team in aligning exhibits, publications, and programming to meet formal and informal NMB learning objectives
  • Keep abreast of developments in the National Curriculum as well as new and relevant teaching methods, learning tools and strategies
  • Train and manage a small team of colleagues, volunteers and interns to help deliver the Museum’s learning programme
  • Represent the Museum on external educational bodies and support the work of the NMB Education Committee as required
  • Promote the Museum across the community as a valuable resource for learning
  • Ensure and facilitate equitable access to the NMB’s resources and educational services

  • A solid understanding of Bermuda history and its context in the development of the wider Atlantic World and the consequent NMB educational imperative
  • An understanding of the nature and scope of historical thinking and methodology
  • An understanding of current teaching methods with particular reference to best practices in museum education
  • Strong writing, communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and diverse museum/community partners
  • Exceptional team orientation alongside outstanding capacity to work independently
  • Excellent leadership, organisational, time and project management and documentation skills
  • Strong critical and creative thinking skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge on relevant technology and digital media

  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience across relevant teaching and learning areas and settings
  • Minimum requirement of BA in education, or museum studies, or history or social studies related field
  • Experience in the delivery and management of formal learning and the facilitation of informal learning
  • Experience in teaching in both public and private schools in Bermuda

How and When to Submit

You will be required to submit the following documents: Personal Statement, CV, and two references

 

Deadline to submit is January 31st, 2023