Creative Learning Manager
• Full-time, permanent position
• Audience Engagement
• Reports to the Director, Audience Engagement
Overview of the National Centre for Creative Learning
At the MCA we work with the belief that contemporary art matters: it stimulates the imagination, engages our senses and has the power to transform lives. The National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) represents a dynamic and innovative space for learning in the Museum. The Centre features education facilities including digital and multimedia studios, two practical creative studios, an artist commission to be used by those with disability, a lecture theatre, seminar room and library.
The MCA aims to be a national model of best practice in creative learning and visual arts education. All of our creative learning and access programs are delivered by artists and a team of artist educators. Through the NCCL, the MCA offers a wide range of programs using creative learning strategies to help audiences of all ages to engage with contemporary art, explore creativity and reflect on ideas and issues.
Overview of the position
The Creative Learning Manager is a key post in the Audience Engagement division and is instrumental in driving the planning and development of best practice programs for audiences, with a focus on students and teachers.
This position leads the Creative Learning Team in the development of dynamic and innovative creative learning programs and resources that enhance knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the work of living artists through MCA exhibitions and projects, informed by the MCA’s Creative Learning Manifesto and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Learning Framework. Audiences include early learners, primary, secondary and tertiary students, teachers, learners with disability and access requirements, and/or those who have little or no access to museums due to financial or social disadvantage.
Tasks and responsibilities of the position
- Lead the creative learning team in the strategic development and implementation of dynamic creative learning programs and resources for diverse audiences, engaging with MCA exhibitions and projects, both onsite and online.
- Manage and develop the Learning team through relevant training, feedback and guidance to ensure a strong working environment and able to deliver MCA Strategic objectives within learning.
- Lead the MCA’s Professional Development Program for primary, secondary and early learning teachers, providing learning experiences and resources that support the development of critical and creative skills; build confidence to engage with contemporary art; and provide opportunities to connect with practicing artists and contribute to a community of educators.
- Plan, coordinate and manage the delivery of programs aimed at extending the reach of MCA learning programs and increasing engagement with students and teachers from diverse socio-economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds, including: School Access Program; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learning programs; C3West Learning programs; Momentum; Touring programs; Digital Learning programs for school audiences; Bella Schools program.
- Work collaboratively with other Managers and Coordinators across MCA Divisions to deliver against objectives, with the emphasis on creative learning.
- Oversee the development and delivery of the corporate development workshops in collaboration with Development & Enterprises.
- Raise awareness of the MCA as a creative learning resource; develop and build strategic relationships and partnerships, keeping abreast of relevant trends and activities, stakeholder expectations and opportunities.
6pm, Tuesday 14 September 2021.
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