Profession arts education officer

Education and visitor service officers deal with all the activities concerning the cultural venue and art facilities visitors, both current and prospective. They aim to deliver high quality and dynamic learning and participation programmes. They ensure that cultural venues and art facilities collections or live performance shows continue to serve as valuable learning resources for all ages. Education and visitor service officer  develop, deliver and evaluate programmes and events for classes, groups or individuals.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Skills

  • Establish educational network

    Establish a sustainable network of useful and productive educational partnerships to explore business opportunities and collaborations, as well as stay current about trends in education and topics relevant to the organisation. Networks should ideally be developed on a local, regional, national and international scale.

  • Promote cultural venue events

    Work together with museum or any art facility staff to develop and promote its events and programme.

  • Evaluate cultural venue visitor needs

    Assess the needs and expectations of museum and any art facility visitors in order to regularly develop new programmes and activities.

  • Evaluate cultural venue programmes

    Assist with the appraisal and evaluation of museum and any art facility programmes and activities.

  • Develop educational resources

    Create and develop educational resources for visitors, school groups, families and special interest groups.

  • Create cultural venue learning strategies

    Create and develop a learning strategy to engage the public in line with the ethos of the museum or the art facility.

  • Promote cultural venue in schools

    Contact schools and teachers to promote the use of museum collections and activities.

  • Plan art educational activities

    Plan and implement artistic facilities, performance, venues and museum-related educational activities and events.

  • Develop educational activities

    Develop speeches, activities and workshops in order to foster access and comprehension to the artistic creation processes. It can address a particular cultural and artistic event such as a show or an exhibition, or it can be related to a specific discipline (theatre, dance, drawing, music, photography etc.). Liaise with storytelles, craftspeople and artists.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage volunteers