Head of Families, Learning and Outreach Department [Qatar Children’s Museum]

Head of Families, Learning and Outreach Department, Qatar Children’s Museum

Qatar Museum Authority (QMA): www.qma.org.qa

Museum: new family museum based on areas of the arts (visual and performing) and the environment (including ecology) in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Purpose of position: to set up, manage and develop exhibits, programmes and resources for families, within the department of learning and outreach. Reports to the Manager of Learning and Outreach.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:
*   Family Programmes: initiate, research, plan and execute regular and one-off family programmes and events for multi-generational groups; research and initiate family resources to assist parents with their museum visit.
*   Summer Camp: in collaboration with other QCM staff plan and lead QCM summer camp programme(s).
*   Family liaison: act as main liaison with family support groups to facilitate their knowledge of museums and programmes; represent family needs in meetings and planning processes and coordinate with other QCM staff on inclusion of families in Museum events.
*   Family research: initiate and maintain a high level of knowledge for QCM on family needs (statistical and practical).
*   Full participation in QCM managerial processes, including all professional development; budget tracking and planning; staff mentoring, review and appraisal process; writing of web and print text; other processes as designated by the QCM Director.
*   Tracking and evaluation of the attendance and feedback from family programmes; coordination with other QCM staff of Museum priorities and calendar of events. Other responsibilities as designated by the department Head.
*   Represent the Museum at various educational and learning organizations; contribute to conferences, publications and research.
*   Participate with other QMA senior staff in cross-museum projects and initiatives.

Position requirements:  masters degree (or equivalent) in museum studies, museum education, life-long learning, or closely related subject; minimum 3 years museum management experience including management of staff and budget; (minimum 6 years total museum experience); experience with in-gallery programming for families and/or
children; computer literate with excellent written, presentation and communication skills. International work experience highly desirable.

Position contract offers excellent, tax-free salary with extensive benefits (including accommodation, flights, medical coverage and end-of-contract payment; 45 days paid vacation a year plus public holidays).

Application:  detailed cover letter and CV via email to Sue Underwood OBE, Director, Qatar Children’s Museum at sunderwood[at]qma[dot]org[dot]qa

Head of Early Years, Learning and Outreach Development [Qatar Children’s Museum]

Head of Early Years, Learning and Outreach Department, Qatar Children’s Museum

Qatar Museum Authority (QMA): www.qma.org.qa

Museum: new family museum based on areas of the arts (visual and performing) and the environment (including ecology) in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Purpose of position: to set up, manage and develop exhibits, programmes and resources for early years children (1-3) and their families, within the department of learning and outreach. Reports to the Manager of Learning and Outreach.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:
*         Early years research and advocacy: initiate and maintain a high level of knowledge for QCM on children 0-5 and their parents/caregivers and their needs (statistical and practical).
*         Information for this audience: ensure upkeep of information on QMA and QCM websites for these audiences; represent early years needs in meetings and planning processes and coordinate with other QCM staff on inclusion of this audience segment in Museum events as appropriate.
*         Early Years Programmes:  initial planning and creation of content of programmes and resources for young children and parents/caregivers to participate in together (multi-generational); initial and continuing use of exhibits by this audience, and how this activity may be increased; planning and creation of programmes and resources for early years groups (ie. young mothers groups, etc.).
*         Full participation in QCM managerial processes, including all professional development; budget tracking and planning; staff mentoring, review and appraisal process; writing of web and print text; and other processes as designated by the QCM Director.
*         Tracking and evaluation of the attendance and feedback from Early Years programmes and exhibits; other responsibilities as designated by the department Manager.
*   Represent the Museum at various educational and learning organizations; contribute to conferences, publications and research.
*   Participate with other QMA senior staff in cross-museum projects and initiatives.

Position requirements:  masters degree (or equivalent) in museum studies, museum education, child development, or closely related subject; minimum 3 years museum management experience including management of staff and budget; (minimum 6 years total museum experience); experience with in-gallery programming for families and/or children; computer literate with excellent written, presentation and communication skills. International work experience highly desirable.

Position contract offers excellent, tax-free salary with extensive benefits (including accommodation, flights, medical coverage and end-of-contract payment; 45 days paid vacation a year plus public holidays).

Application:  detailed cover letter and CV via email to Sue Underwood OBE, Director, Qatar Children’s Museum at sunderwood[at]qma[dot]org[dot]qa

Business Planning Manager [Qatar Children’s Museum]

Qatar Museum Authority (QMA): www.qma.org.qa<http://www.qma.org.qa/>

Museum: new family museum based on areas of the arts (visual and performing) and the environment (including ecology) in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Purpose of position: to set up, manage and develop the Museum’s business plan, operational plan and budget. Part of the Museum’s senior staff; reports to Museum Director.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:

*          Develop a five-year business plan and operational plan for the Museum in consultation with the Museum’s Director and senior staff; active involvement in key decision making, ensuring that the immediate and longer term business planning implications, opportunities and risks are fully considered.
*          Ensure that all plans support and align with the 2030 Vision.
*          Develop relationships with government bodies, universities and related organizations to ensure the effective communication of the Museum’s project.
*          Represent the Museum at various organizations; contribute to conferences, publications and research.
*          Contribute to staff professional development through active participation in leading staff training and workshops; contribute to other managerial process as designated by the Museum’s director.
*          Participate with other QMA senior staff in cross-museum projects and initiatives.

Position requirements:  minimum masters degree in museum studies, museum education, life-long learning, or closely related subject; minimum 5 years museum management experience including management of staff and budget; minimum 3 years experience related to business and operational development in a museum, historic site or similar (minimum 10 years total museum experience); computer literate with excellent written, presentation and communication skills. International work experience highly desirable.

Position contract offers excellent, tax-free salary with extensive benefits (including accommodation, flights, medical coverage and end-of-contract payment; 45 days paid vacation a year plus public holidays).

Application:  detailed cover letter and CV via email to Sue Underwood OBE, Director, Qatar Children’s Museum at sunderwood[at]qma[dot]org[dot]qa

Manager of Learning and Outreach [Qatar Children’s Museum]

Manager of Learning and Outreach, Qatar Children’s Museum
Qatar Museum Authority (QMA): www.qma.org.qa

(Prior applicants for this position, or manager of education position, need not re-apply)

Museum: new family museum based on areas of the arts (visual and performing) and the environment (including ecology) in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Purpose of position: to set up, manage and develop the department of learning and outreach. Part of the Museum’s senior staff; reports to Museum Director.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:
*      Oversea and manage the learning and outreach staff, and Museum learning programs both on- and off-site.
*      With HR department hire, train and develop education staff; deliver all required staff evaluations.
*      Develop and deliver staff professional development.
*      Develop with staff the Museum’s programs for families, children, schools, teachers (current and trainee), community groups and those with special/additional needs; initiate program evaluation protocols and procedures; contribute to educational materials.
*      Participate and contribute to Content Brief for the Museum’s development, including exhibition design and content.
*      Oversea and manage staff for the Museum’s special children’s library.
*      Prepare and track department’s budget.
*      Represent the Museum at various educational and learning organizations; contribute to conferences, publications and research.
*      Participate with other QMA senior staff in cross-museum projects and initiatives.

Position requirements:  minimum masters degree in museum studies, museum education, life-long learning, or closely related subject; minimum 5 years museum management experience including management of staff and budget; (minimum 10 years total museum experience); experience with in-gallery programming for families and/or children; computer literate with excellent written, presentation and communication skills. International work experience highly desirable.

Position contract offers excellent, tax-free salary with extensive benefits (including accommodation, flights, medical coverage and end-of-contract payment; 45 days paid vacation a year plus public holidays).

Application:  detailed cover letter and CV via email to Sue Underwood OBE, Director, Qatar Children’s Museum at sunderwood[at]qma[dot]org[dot]qa