Learning and Programme Officer (Peterloo 2019) at People's History Museum

People’s History Museum (PHM) is seeking an energetic and inspiring Learning and Programme Officer to develop and deliver our programme commemorating the Peterloo Massacre.

2019 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Peterloo is widely understood to be a significant event in the history of public protest, the struggle for democracy and the fight against political repression. The Peterloo 2019 Project will commemorate this key moment in the history of Greater Manchester. It will raise awareness of the events surrounding Peterloo and their wider significance through a public engagement programme.

Manchester Histories (MH) is a small charity that celebrates and reveals the unique histories and heritage of Greater Manchester. MH and PHM are jointly co-ordinating activity across Greater Manchester (and further afield) for the Peterloo 2019 Project. Part of the co-ordination involves the development and delivery of a learning programme aimed at schools and other groups which will be delivered at PHM, online through the production of digital resources, and with cultural and community organisations involved in the Peterloo 2019 Project. The project will explore issues of contemporary relevance linked to the events 200 years ago, such as democracy, political participation and citizenship.

The Peterloo bicentenary has a large role to play in PHM’s wider programme of political protest. Its relevance to young people today will inform PHM’s entire programme in 2019. This programme-led approach is designed to make the quality of the museum’s exhibitions, learning programmes and events stronger, and audience engagement more meaningful. The Learning and Programme Officer will be a champion for PHM’s 2019 programme, working with the Head of Collections and Engagement, Programme Manager and wider Programme Team to develop and implement the programme.

This post is for a fixed term Mid/late November 2017 – May 2018, with possible extension until December 2019 (dependant on funding).

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26 October 2017.

For further information and to apply, visit: https://museumdevelopmentnorthwest.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/learning-programme-officer-peterloo-2019-job-description-person-specification-copy.pdf, or email: jenny.mabbott@phm.org.uk.

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35 hours per week


£17,772 per annum




18 October, 2017 - 17:00

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