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Family and children's programmer (2 days)

Family and children's programmer (2 days)

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 28/06/2022
Outreach / Partnerships / Community Engagement
Less than £20,000 per year

Salary: £14,626 per annum (14 hours per week)

Closing date for applications: 27th June at 11.59pm


If you're passionate about working creatively with young people, don't miss this part-time opportunity with the National Gallery...

An inspiring and committed advocate for children’s leadership, you will develop and manage the National Gallery’s Family Programme reaching children aged 0-13 and their families. You will be passionate about the role that arts and creativity can play in children’s development and value their contribution to the learning of others. You will have worked as part of an established team in a museum, gallery or relevant educational setting.

This is a two day a week job share.  The Family and Children’s Programmer role is a shared one and together you will develop accessible and inclusive programmes both onsite and online.



Creative programming

  • Work to the strategic lead of the Children and Young People’s Leadership Manager to creatively develop and deliver an accessible and inspiring programme for children aged 0-13 and their families, developed in partnership with children


  • Teach across the family and children’s programme and provide cover if required
  • Provide teaching cover for the schools and teachers programme when required

Project management

  • Collaborate with children, and internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain existing strategic partnerships and establish new relationships
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate existing and new partnership projects  


  • Day to day operational management of the family and children’s programme
  • Ensure adherence to the National Gallery’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures


  • Write and proof marketing and press copy for print and digital communications
  • Create digital content for the website and other platforms
  • Present at conferences, seminars, and other external networking events


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • A degree or postgraduate degree in Education, ideally with a relevant concentration (art education, gallery education, or children’s learning.) Relevant arts degrees with postgraduate teaching qualification or significant teaching experience also welcome

  • Please note that this role will also require an Enhanced DBS check

  • Project management involving multiple partners and stakeholders

  • Proven successful experience of collaborating with a range of creative practitioners including (but not limited to) artists, storytellers, and musicians
  • Proven successful experience of creatively developing, managing, and evaluating innovative and accessible learning programmes with demonstrable positive outcomes for children and families
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, learning theory in action, accessible programming for children with SEND, and Western European painting, with special reference to the National Gallery’s collection
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to work to strict deadlines and to budget
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Identify and anticipate problems and resolve them swiftly, efficiently, and diplomatically
  • Make informed decisions bearing in mind resource availability 
  • Calm and confident when dealing with issues which require immediate attention
  • Advocate for the Gallery’s family and children’s programme at conferences and other networking events
  • Work effectively and constructively as part of a team
  • Support equality and value diversity, including treating all those you meet courtesy and respect irrespective of background.
  • Work collaboratively and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders constructively

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Mid-Level

Salary range

  • Less than £20,000 per year