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Job vacancy: Learning and Engagement Producer

We’re looking for an experienced and self motivated Learning Producer to lead on our Sophia’s Story programme to improve gender representation in the Museum and tackle gender stereotypes in the classroom.

Learning & Engagement Producer


Contract & hours:    0.6 FTE

Location: London – Combination of Museum-based and homeworking

Salary: £28, 000 – £30, 000 (pro rata, £16, 800 to £18, 000)

Contract: 18-months

Reporting to: Director

Updated: August 2022


BACKGROUND The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe celebrates the groundbreaking engineering and story of the Thames Tunnel, the world’s first tunnel under a navigable river. It was the first project of a young Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who learnt his craft working under his father, Marc Brunel. Today, the Brunel Museum continues to inspire the next generation of engineers through our learning programmes for schools and families. We pay particular attention to removing barriers to STEM education, to ensure a future workforce that reflects the society it serves.


We’re looking for a Learning and Engagement Producer who will lead on the development and delivery of our STEM learning programmes for families and schools.

In particular, this project will lead on the development and delivery of the Esmee Fairbairn funded Sophia’s Story Project. Sophia Brunel was Marc’s daughter, a promising engineer in her own right, once described as “Brunel in petticoats”. had she not been denied the opportunity to study by the strict behavioural codes of her time. Using Sophia as a starting point, The ‘Sophia’s Story’ programme is an ambitious but achievable step towards better gender representation in maths and science courses and ultimately the engineering careers they lead to.

This project has three key strands that will allow the Museum to develop its engagement with young women and girls under the age of 15, both within and outside of a school setting:

  • Stemazing Inspiration Academy and After School Clubs (Years 1 and 2)
  • What I Am Is, Key Stage 3 school workshops (Years 1 and 2)
  • Women in Engineering film with Bacon’s college (Year 2)

We are looking for a confident communicator, as comfortable reporting to funders as delivering sessions for schools and families. You will be the first point of contact for schools and families about the learning programme, and will pay particular attention to ensuring our programmes reach those people who will benefit the most.


Job Description

  • Be the main point of contact between schools and teachers and the Brunel Museum, booking in school visits to the Museum
  • Develop a new series of school sessions and resources for local schools
  • Promoting new schools activities to teachers and schools, including creation of assets, and writing schools newsletters
  • Promoting afterschool and holiday clubs to ensure free to access provision reaches those who need it most
  • Work with students to produce a film for the Brunel Museum reinvented new gallery, liaising with Community Curator and external design team on inclusion in the gallery
  • Undertake any training as necessary during the course of the role
  • Maintaining good relationships with funders, including regular updates and evaluation reports at the end of the project
  • Maintaining the Sophia’s Story budget, including purchasing equipment and working with the Project Finance Manager
  • Working closely with colleagues across the Museum to coordinate use of Museum space
  • Maintaining accurate records of after school clubs, participants in projects and school numbers – ensuring GDPR compliance at all times • Act as an advocate for inclusion of underrepresented stories in the new gallery
  • Ensure new gallery has links to the Primary and Secondary curriculum• Supporting the Director with fundraising, through Trusts and Grants and Individual Giving • Undertake any additional tasks as required by the Director

Person specification

  • Some experience working with schools and/or teachers
  • Some awareness of national curriculum or willingness to learn
  • Experience working with participants to co-produce material
  • Experience developing learning sessions in a community, voluntary organisation or museum context
  • Experience working with children and/or young people
  • Experience directing the work of freelancers or consultants
  • Organised with good attention to detail• Some experience managing budgets
  • An awareness of the urgency of the climate emergency and the role of museums in raising awareness and mitigating the impacts
  • Specific experience on programmes to improve gender or minority representation, ideally in STEM (Desirable)
  • Experience reporting to funders (Desirable)• Experience or awareness of schools marketing (Desirable)
  • Experience working with film makers (Desirable)



Any questions about the role should be directed to the Director, Katherine McAlpine in the first instance,


Deadline: Please apply with a CV outlining your relevant experience and a covering letter explaining why you want to work at the Brunel Museum, and how you meet the required experience and skills by 9am Tuesday 6 June 

If you wish, you may apply in an alternative format, such as an audio or video application. Please email your application to the address below.


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