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