Youth Engagement Officer

Jane Austen's House are looking to recruit a Youth Engagement Officer to help us deliver our exciting and ambitious Art Fund Reimagine Grant.

Jane Austen’s House (JAH) has been awarded an Art Fund Reimagine Grant to undertake the project ‘Creativity & Curriculum: Engaging Today’s Young People with Jane Austen’s Eternal Themes’. This 18-month project will be a step change in JAH’s provision for young people, enabling us to build an inspirational formal and informal Learning offer, and to increase our visibility, appeal and engagement with young audiences.

The project will engage young people with the eternal themes of Jane Austen’s work, including the role of women at home and in society, the impact of Empire, social inequality and personal freedoms. Using Austen’s work as a springboard, we will empower young people to develop their own creative responses that reflect their experiences.

The Youth Engagement Officer will work with key members of JAH staff team, alongside external experts, creatives and consultants, to deliver key aspects of this project. Their focus will be on our formal learning offer for schools: creating new schools’ workshops, building relationships with local schools, building our online Learning Hub, and programming events for young people.

This is a grant-funded position for 16 hours a week which will last for 18 months from start date. The YEO will report to the Director and work closely with the Collections & Interpretation Manager.

Salary: £28,000 per annum (pro rata)

How to apply

Please download and read the full job description below, then send your CV, a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the post and how you meet the person specification (please include the names of two referees), in an email addressed to Lizzie Dunford, Director, office@janeaustens.house. Please include ‘YEO Application’ in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th April. Interviews will take place 28th  and 29th April.

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