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Posted on March 5, 2020

Opportunities at The William Morris Society: Learning and Engagement Officer

The William Morris Society is a charitable organisation working to promote the life, work and ethos of William Morris, the great designer, poet and political thinker. The Society maintains a museum and reference library, with free access for the public, in Morris’ former home on the riverside in Hammersmith and delivers a programme of talks, exhibitions, publications, learning and participation activities. We are currently recruiting for a learning and engagement officer for parental leave cover who wants to work with a small team of enthusiastic staff and volunteers on a 28 hours per week basis for a six month period.

Reporting to the Society Manager and working closely with our team of learning volunteers, the postholder is expected to start from mid-April 2020 and will be focused primarily on broadening audiences, engaging with local communities, and developing and delivering learning sessions, activities and outreach.

The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and self-motivated individual educated to at least first degree level, with a minimum of 4 years’ education experience in a museum or gallery setting; and will have experience of working with and managing volunteers; knowledge of William Morris or the Arts and Crafts movement and experience and interest in 19th Century art and social history; good communications and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage time, budgets and risk in delivering projects. DBS clearance is required. A teaching qualification would be an advantage. Saturday working to supervise public opening will be required.

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible. Interviews are expected to be held at Kelmscott House in early April. The Society offers flexible working and a delightful working environment.

Download the job description and further information here: WMS Learning officer Job description Mar 2020

If you are interested in working with us, please send by 20th March a brief CV and covering letter explaining how your skills, experience and enthusiasms meet the requirements of the role to