Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
We are recruiting a Learning Assistant (GoMA Youth Group), to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. As Learning Assistant for the GoMA Youth Group you will deliver a wide range of learning experiences developed with, by and for young people. The GoMA Youth Group is a programme to engage young people aged 16–25 with collections and programmes at the Gallery of Modern Art. This post and programme is supported by Creative Scotland.
The majority of your time will be spent delivering activities, either online or in-person, in a workshop setting or on the museum/gallery floor. You will use the museum/gallery collections as the focus for learning and community engagement; work with the young people in the group and with any additional audiences they decide to engage with, in a co-production approach; assist with the development of new sessions through research into the collections, sourcing of suitable resources and finding out about the needs of our visitors; and monitor and evaluate the programme, adapting delivery accordingly.
To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
· Relevant experience of working with art, drama, social history, natural history or science and technology in an educational or community setting
· Excellent verbal communication skills are key to this role. Must demonstrate experience of providing information and/or delivering learning activities to groups/members of the public.
· Ability to engage with and inspire a range of different audiences, particularly young people
· Organisational skills – managing work programme as well as managing groups / sessions
· Ability to evaluate and reflect on content and delivery of programmes, and adapt accordingly to meet audience needs
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under represented in our organisation.
Only existing employees of Glasgow Life can apply for this vacancy.
Salary for this post will be pro –rata.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
This post is temporary for a period up to 1 year.
At the end of the temporary period, eligible employees will have a right to return to a role of their substantive grade within the council family as a minimum. Employees are required to inform their current manager prior to submitting an application
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.
Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.
Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
For further information about working for us please refer to our website https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/work-with-us