European Schoolnet is looking for 3 museum educators from the European Union to join the Europeana DSI-4 project as Europeana Museum Educator Ambassadors (November 2020 – August 2021). Will you be one of them?
Museum Ambassadors tasks
As Ambassadors of the Europeana Museum Educator User Group, the selected candidate will carry out the following tasks:
- Create one Learning Scenario using Europeana resources.
- Test one Learning Scenario created by a colleague and write a Story of Implementation about that on the Teaching with Europeana blog.
- Feature in and contribute to one promotional video – the Ambassadors will speak in English and the videos will be subtitled in 6 languages.
- Train and facilitate the Europeana Museum Educators User Group and act as a connection between their group of four Museum Educators and European Schoolnet.
- Make sure that the User Group of museum educators they coordinate provide and possibly test a new Learning Scenario per month between January and April 2021.
- Support the creation of the MOOC in English.
- Participate in two workshops* per project year. The first of these annual workshops will take place online, on the 7th of November, and will gather all 14 Europeana Ambassadors* to prepare the work for the year. The second workshop should take place face-to-face, in the Future Classroom Lab, in Brussels – it will be scheduled towards the end of the academic year.
Additionally, the selected Museum Educators Ambassadors will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Act as preliminary jury during the Europeana Education Competition 2021.
- Curate the Learning Scenarios from the MOOC.
What benefits for the Museum Educators?
In addition to having the opportunity to be part of the selected Ambassador network of this European project, the Ambassadors who completed the above-mentioned tasks will be remunerated (see terms and conditions for more details).
Furthermore, travel and accommodation costs of museum educators will be covered in case the second workshop is organised face-to-face in the Future Classroom Lab, in Brussels.
Finally, at the end of the project, the selected candidate will also receive a certificate of work done.
What are the selection criteria of Museum Educator Ambassadors?
Apart from working in a museum, the selected candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Experience in producing learning/training resources
- Proficient knowledge of English (understanding, writing, reading and listening)
- Interest in learning and sharing experiences and good practices
- Very good community organisational skills
- Very good authoring/digital skills
- Good internet connection at home
- Availability to participate in two workshops*
- Availability for a one-year project
Europeana is Europe’s platform for digital cultural heritage, empowering the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. Through its website, millions of cultural heritage items from around 4,000 institutions across Europe are available online. Europeana also works to share and promote this heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people across the world. Teachers and learners of all ages can find images, text, audio, video, but also 3D content, on anything from art to science, in over 37 languages. A big part of the collections – over 20 million items – is openly licensed and can be freely reused in education.
Deadline to apply: 25 October 2020
* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the face-to-face workshop might be replaced by another activity.
*Both teacher Ambassadors and museum educator Ambassadors.