Job Vacancies and Volunteering


Learning Officer (part-time, permanent)

Responsible to: Manager/Curator

Responsible for: Volunteers

Qualifications: Teaching qualification, or a degree in either museum studies, arts or design are preferred but not essential  

Salary: £20,800 per annum pro rata to 21 hours per week

Application deadline: 2 December 2016

Job description:

The Museum is seeking an enthusiastic and friendly individual for the post of Learning Officer to continue delivering the existing programme for primary schools, and children’s workshops as well as developing new ways to engage visitors and young learners. The post-holder will be working closely together with the Museum Manager/Curator while developing ideas, but is expected to work independently (assisted by volunteers) when delivering the programmed events and activities.  Occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Main duties:

  • develop, market and deliver events and workshops for children and young people, inspired by the museum’s collections
  • develop and deliver relevant museum learning programmes for primary schools in line with the Curriculum for Excellence
  • develop interactive interpretative in-galley resources for a variety of learning styles to encourage people of all ages to engage with the museum’s collections
  • manage and instruct volunteers

Essential skills and competencies:

  • Awareness of different learning styles
  • Interest in museum education
    Ability to:
  • remain enthusiastic and motivate people
  • approach teaching in creative and interactive ways
  • plan and manage your own work within budget and on schedule
  • develop and deliver events and activities which encourage people to engage with history (or any other subject)
  • work as a part of a small team
  • supervise, train and give instructions to others 

Desirable skills and competencies:

  • Experience of working or volunteering in museum and gallery sector
  • Awareness of regional and national campaigns such as the Big Draw, Fife Science Festival, Festival of Museums and others
  • Interest in Victorian and Edwardian history
  • Experience in events marketing
  • Good IT skills
  • Driving license

To apply, please send your CV and the completed application form either by post or email to:

The Chief Executive, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 8AW


For more info, contact the Museum Manager/Curator:  


To enquire about volunteering opportunities at the museum, please e-mail the Curator/Manager at 

or T: (+44) 01383 724302