Do you have experience leading teams to plan and deliver high-quality, engaging and accessible community events? Do you want to inspire futures by engaging with local community groups and working collaboratively with businesses and colleagues?
At the Science Museum Group STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) engagement is at the heart of what we do. We use the concept of science capital to shape our work and provide us with research-based insight into what influences and shapes people’s engagement with, and attitudes towards, science. We inform, inspire and encourage learning on-site, as well as through outreach and online. We ignite curiosity around STEM by assisting discovery through active participation and social interaction.
We are now recruiting for a Community Partnerships and Events Manager to join the Learning team at the National Railway Museum in York, on a full-time, permanent contract.
About the role
As Community Partnerships & Events Manager, you will engage with local communities new to the museum, with the long-term aim of supporting people to become confident, independent museum visitors in the future. Through the events and programmes you create for and with them, you will develop STEM experiences which are inspired by our world class collection and based on our extensive learning and audience research.
Leading a small team of staff, supported by volunteers, you will engage with local community organisations and businesses and collaborate with colleagues and other departments across the National Railway Museum and SMG to plan, produce and deliver high quality, accessible and equitable events and programmes including outreach activities, community events and festivals.
You don’t need to be an expert in STEM or have a STEM background to be the right person for this role. Our Learning team is motivated by igniting curiosity and engaging with diverse audiences and for this role we are looking for someone who is able to build relationships and work collaboratively with communities, businesses and organisations.
Joining us you will have experience of working collaboratively and consultatively with local communities, organisations and businesses. You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to represent the needs of the organisation whilst also advocating for diverse local interests. You will have previously worked with communities to create and evaluate high quality events and community partnership programmes.
Crucially, you will have the necessary skills to run events successfully, you will be organised and a good problem solver with the ability to show initiative and sound judgement under pressure. You will have experience of successfully managing budgets for events and multiple projects and/or programmes.
View the Vacancy Information Pack listed under ‘Attachments’ on the vacancy listing on our website for more details about the role and the application process, or click ‘Apply Online’ to submit an application.
Don’t feel you meet all of the criteria? At SMG, we are committed to building a workforce that is open for all, and welcome you to apply, even if your experience doesn’t fit perfectly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this, or other opportunities that we have.
What we offer
Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.
‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.
We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.