Education Officer and Teacher Liaison / Schools Co-coordinator

POSITION: Education Officer and Teacher Liaison / Schools Co-coordinator

LOCATION: Dublin

REPORTING TO: Chair of Curatorial and Commemorations Sub-Committee/and or their nominee

CONTRACT: 2 Year Fixed Term
 
ROLE OVERVIEW:

Glasnevin Trust, whose responsibilities include, inter alia, the historic Glasnevin Cemetery, is

seeking a suitably qualified Education Officer who will have responsibility for fostering and further developing its well established outreach programmes to adults and students.

This will also include working with Trinity College Dublin, the Marino Institute of Education and the Trust in the further development of a recently established history education initiative to support teachers in their planning and teaching of history.

As well as building on existing educational activities, the successful candidate will be expected to be the public face of the initiative to the teaching profession in the island of Ireland, requiring a deep interest and knowledge of History, particularly Irish Public History. Keenly developed promotional, diplomatic and communication skills will be required. An understanding of and background in the teaching profession either at primary or secondary level would be a distinct advantage. Enthusiasm and proven ability to lead and manage projects will be key attributes in this role

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work with the Glasnevin resident historian and the Bookings and Event Co-Coordinator in developing and maintaining the existing educational programs for the Trust, directed at adult, community groups, local history groups and students.
  • To ensure that the school tours booking system is maintained and developed and all administrative arrangements are met by the Bookings and Event Co-Coordinator, facilitating the Schools visits programme.
  • To be responsible for and supportive of the Interns and Transition Year and other second level students during their time in the museum.
  • To provide leadership and strategic thinking in the development of the History Education Initiative.
  • To work closely with the staff of the Department of History, Trinity, and the Marino Institute of Education to develop the CPD initiative for teachers, both in terms of its delivery and structure to meet the teacher’s needs.
  • To this end, and in conjunction with Trinity, Marino and the Trust to work to develop close relations with the teaching profession. To act as the Trust and Marino’s administrative representative with the teaching profession in promoting this initiative, and feed back to the partners on its evolution .
  • To assist in the development of the course materials and resources required in a CPD setting for history teachers, in all formats print and IT based.
  • To liaise as required with the relevant third parties, particularly the Department of Education and Skills in this role.
  • To support the Trust’s Marketing Manager in liaising with the Tourist Agencies, Tour Operators and groups interested in Glasnevin Cemeteries in the context of Irish history, and assist in meeting the educational needs of these groups.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Ideally has a minimum of 3years experience in at least one of the areas of education, public service or educational tourism
  • Demonstrable ability in achieving and exceeding set targets/goals

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and action oriented, with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and prioritise, working to optimise outputs
  • Commitment to the highest standards and outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • To have a flexible approach to duties and work
  • Proven capacity to lead and motivate staff, to develop and maintain appropriate collaborative organisational culture, encourage effective performance and team building.

QUAlIFICATION:

Ideally hold or be working towards a recognized qualification in history.

THE CONDITIONS:

The salary will be commensurate with the experience of the individual appointed and in line with the Organisation’s salary scales. Secondment arrangements may be considered.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

Applications should be sent by post to The Chairman, Education & Commemoration Committee, Glasnevin Trust, Finglas Road, Dublin 11 or by email to careers@glasnevintrust.ie

Closing Date for receipt of applications is: 5pm Wednesday 24th May 2017 All applications will be acknowledged.

Glasnevin Trust is an equal opportunities employer.