Learning Programme Manager

Are you enthusiastic about managing a busy portfolio of learning activities for a research centre? Can your experience and expertise contribute to the Centre’s mission of championing new and transformative ways of understanding British art, art history and culture? Can you help shape a dynamic programme of learning and engagement working with colleagues at the Paul Mellon Centre and external partners?

Who We Are

As a research centre and educational charity, The Paul Mellon Centre aims to generate the most original, inclusive and creative thinking and scholarship on British art, understood in its most diverse and expansive contexts. We host and support a thriving programme of research events. We publish innovative books and a wide range of digital outputs, including our prize-winning journal British Art Studies. We pursue individual and collaborative research projects. With our grants and fellowships programme, we sustain the most exciting and original work in British art and visual culture. We make our specialist archives and library accessible to a growing public, at Bedford Square and beyond. We deliver teaching and learning programmes and run networks that connect researchers and professionals.

About the Role

The Centre’s learning department is committed to making British art and cultural history accessible to the broadest range of audiences. Key to this work is reimagining the ways that the Centre engages with the research and public communities it serves. The Learning Programme Manager reports to the Centre’s Head of Research and Learning with whom they will work closely on the strategy, management, planning and delivery of this programme of activities. They will be supported by and line manage the Learning Programme Coordinator.

The Learning Programme Manager is responsible for:

  • the Yale in London Study Abroad teaching programme for undergraduate Yale students, an annual Graduate Summer School that brings together doctoral and MFA candidates in art and art history
  • the Write on Art competition for secondary school students run in partnership with Art UK
  • the Public Lecture Course and conceptualising new strands of public engagement
  • bringing knowledge, experience and ideas to the development of learning and engagement at the Centre
  • contributing to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture of learning across the organisation.

Who We Need

  • a motivated and efficient project manager able to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail
  • a strategic thinker who can articulate and contribute to a vision for learning and develop realistic action plans and deliver within timescales
  • someone with a proven commitment to fostering anti-racist and anti-ableist ways of working and thinking
  • a team player who develops excellent working relationships with colleagues and external collaborators
  • a confident budget manager
  • someone with a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience in the education, learning and/or arts and culture sectors
  • a thoughtful individual with a range of experience in higher education and/or museum learning.

Further Information

Salary will be in the range of £40,000 – £45,000 p.a. depending on experience.

This is a permanent, full-time post and the hours of work are 35 per week.

The position is based in Central London, and we are happy to discuss flexible working.

Why Join Us?

  • hybrid working (available by agreement)
  • equipment provided to work from home
  • generous annual leave allowance
  • excellent pension scheme
  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • employee assistance programme.


Queries about the post should be addressed to Sria Chatterjee, Head of Research and Learning

Further information, Full Job Description and the Application Form can be found on our website.

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