The National Gallery


Front of house/visitor services


£10,343.50 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Part time


020 7747 2885

Gallery Educator - Term Time

Permanent, 14 hours per week (term-time only) 
The salary is £10343.50 per annum 
Application closes on 6 December 2021 at 23:45 PM
Interview held on 17 December 2021

Role Summary 

The National Gallery is looking to recruit a term-time Gallery Educator to help deliver its new Learning Strategy. The strategy has been developed to support the National Gallery’s aspiration to share the collection with the widest possible audience. It creates a new vision of outreach, online and onsite learning which will enable the National Gallery to achieve 3 key ambitions: 

- Create a National Learning Service, working in partnership with children and young people across the UK to inspire positive change through art and culture, for themselves and others 

- Create lifelong learning opportunities for adults 

- Develop an audience that truly reflects the diversity of the UK population 
The successful candidate will join a team of full-time and part-time Gallery Educators and will plan and deliver a programme of work in line with the National Gallery’s newly defined Learning Strategy. They will contribute to teaching the onsite, online and outreach programme of talks, tours, workshops and participatory activities for schools, families, young people, and adults across the free and ticketed public programme. The post-holder will use a learner-centred teaching style adapted to the specific needs of each group and in accordance with the outcomes defined in the National Gallery’s Learning evaluation framework. The post-holder will also develop supplementary content and resources for EYFS, primary and secondary school pupils and their teachers, and will work across National Gallery departments to develop and deliver content for National Gallery Members and our social media channels. 

Person Specification 

You will be someone with a recognised qualification in History of Art or Art and Design (or similar equivalent) and an education qualification or equivalent experience.  You will have experience of developing and delivering art-related sessions in at least one of the following: a gallery, museum, cultural venue, college, or other educational setting. You will have excellent knowledge of Western European painting and a passion for sharing this knowledge with others, using it to facilitate discussions or to deliver practical creative sessions. Experience of script-writing and presenting educational filmed content for use across multiple channels and the ability to confidently lead online sessions is essential.   

An excellent communicator, you will be someone who works collaboratively and constructively as part of a team and be committed to developing practice in partnership with children and young people. 

For more details please view the attached job pack for essential skills and attributes

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