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NVM Education Research and Development Assistant

Position advertised: Education Research and Development  Assistant at The National Videogame Museum

Department: Education

Reporting to: TBC @ NVM and Jacob Habgood @ SHU

Location: Jointly based at National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University

Position: Full time, Temporary (based on 6 months)

Salary: £22,000 (pro-rata based on 40 hour week)

The National Videogame Museum,  in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Learning in Digital Worlds, is seeking a Research and Development Assistant to assist in coordinating delivery, development and documentation of our Education Programmes.

The National Videogame Museum has an ambitious education programme which aims to build a thriving cultural community in which to play, discuss and design games, through School Visits, outreach work and our Pixelheads programme, which delivers weekly clubs for 7-14 year olds. We are currently developing the launch and expansion of these programmes at our new venue in Castle House, and across Sheffield.

Job Description

  • Use a range of qualitative research methods to document and evaluate the National Videogame Museum’s outreach and education programmes.

  • To assist and contribute to the development, organising and delivery of new outreach and education resources and activities at the NVM in Sheffield and programme venues.

  • To work with external partners and freelance workshop leaders to implement existing consultation and development plans for Pixelheads and other educational programmes.

  • Identify and evaluate options for further programme funding and extension of the post.

  • Liaise with project partners at NVM & SHU to help develop promotional materials to raise the profile of the programme.

Person Specification


  • A degree in a relevant discipline and/or relevant professional experience (e.g. teaching)

  • High-quality  written and oral communication.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with a range of internal and external partners

  • Experience of a variety of qualitative research methods, such as observation, interviewing with children and young people, creative and participatory methods.

  • Self-motivation and ability to use initiative in solving problems.


  • An MA or PhD in a relevant discipline

  • Experience writing research papers and/or grant proposals

  • Experience of working with children

  • Knowledge and interest in gaming

PLEASE APPLY WITH CV AND COVER LETTER TO jobs@thenvm.org No later than midday on 15th April