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Industry:Art
Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £26,000 per annum
Contract
Duration:
FTC - 6 months
full-time
Company:Art UK
Location:Remote
Eligibility:
Open to all
Apply by:21/07/2020 - 09:00

Learning Content Officer

Are you passionate about bringing art to everyone? Do you believe in the power of digital to engage young people with the arts? If so, apply now for this brilliant opportunity to transform access to the nation's art...

Art UK is a cultural education charity on a mission to make the art in UK public collections accessible to everyone, for enjoyment, learning and research. They enable global audiences to learn about the nation’s art collection by digitising artworks, telling the stories behind the art and creating exciting opportunities for public interaction with art, both online and offline. Originally focused on oil paintings, their scope has widened to include prints, drawings, watercolours, sculpture and photography. They are currently documenting and digitising the nation’s sculptures – both in collections and in public spaces. This exciting project has major funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is due to be completed in 2021.

Art UK are looking for a Learning Content Officer with a meticulous eye for detail to join their friendly and dedicated team. In this role, the successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of Art UK’s exciting new online Learning Portal. Art UK’s Learning Portal will provide teachers and students with easy access to a wealth of learning resources and content. It will have a strong application to the teaching of Art and Design and Art History at both primary and secondary levels. It will also feature resources and content linked to other subjects in the curriculum, such as History, English Literature and Religious Education, as well as content produced by our partner collections. As the Learning Content Officer, you will populate the learning pages by creating new learning resources, drawing on existing content created by Art UK and linking to other resources, including from partner collections. Part of the content team, you will have experience developing engaging learning resources for schools or for young people, strong knowledge of art and a meticulous eye for detail.

RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Write useful and compelling learning resources for teachers and wider audiences
  • Check and edit existing learning resources created by Art UK and partners, including sculpture films and audio descriptions
  • Create links to other learning resources from collections and partners
  • Use the Art UK content management system to upload and proofread content
  • Ensure images, text and media are copyright cleared for use in the Learning Portal
  • Liaise with the Art UK Learning and Engagement Steering Panel and Art UK’s teacher connections on the types of content teachers want to see on Art UK

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

Essential 

  • Experience of writing and editing online learning resources for teachers or young people
  • Demonstrable knowledge of art history, including art terms, styles and movements
  • Knowledge of the different educational systems in the UK
  • A demonstrable understanding of what will appeal to teachers and young people
  • Ability to share knowledge and disseminate information effectively and clearly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including impeccable attention to detail and spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Self-motivated, reliable and organised, with exceptional time management skills
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft Office)
  • Must be able to work from home, with use of a laptop or PC with broadband access

Desirable

  • Experience using databases or content management systems
  • Awareness of UK public collections

This opportunity is open to all candidates


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