Cultural Learning & Participation Officer Apprentice




British School Of Muslims School Of Art, 496 Moseley Road ,Birmingham ,B12 9AH
Hours per week: 30
Salary: £ 165 perweek
Working week: Tues-Sat, 6hrs per day (including one paid day for off-the job / private study); some flexibility required but generally 11-5pm with some Thursdays or Fridays at 2pm-8pm.

The Museum of Islamic Arts & Heritage (MIAH) Foundation is a charitable organisation established in 2020.

We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic Cultural Learning and Participation Officer to join our small team of staff and volunteers based in our new gallery space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. Over the next year we will developing a full programme of activities to engage local communities and schools. Your role will be to support the planning, organising and co-ordination of our artistic and cultural education workshops, our schedules of activity and community engagement projects.
In addition to your off-the-job training, you will be provided with in-house subject training, teaching and guided resources to increase your knowledge and understanding around Islamic art and history.

  • You will develop learning resources and workshop materials on Islamic arts, culture, heritage or history. 
  • You will liaise with schools, community groups and arts providers to deliver our workshops and promote our work. 
  • You will support and co-ordinate the delivery of our own events and exhibitions and occasionally those of our collaborators and strategic partners when we host their events in our space. This will include liaising and co-ordinating with our volunteer teams.
  • You will share small snapshots of our learning resources and research on social media
  • Demonstratable interest or study of art and / or history
  • Familiarity with Microsoft software (preferable).
  • Ability to work with members of the public.
  • Ability to use social media and ability to use Twitter/X, Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok to publicise events.
  • Knowledge of using additional software and programmes such as Photoshop/Adobe, Canva and MailChimp is an advantage.
  • Fine attention to detail.

In addition, you will share some light administrative duties such as replying to general enquiries and updating web pages (training will be provided).


A minimum of Grade C / 4 in Maths and English

Skills required:
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Creative,
Training to be provided:

You will be placed on a Cultural Learning and Participation Officer Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Here you will attend a programme of Seminars and also have a dedicated development coach who will work with you 1-2-1.

These are the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the apprenticeship and the areas you will cover – 

  • Understanding audiences and effective method of engagement
  • Working with partners
  • Impact and social benefits
  • Meeting regulations and legislation
  • Your role and responsibility
  • Understanding the organisation
  • Fundraising
  • IT systems and Software
  • Project Coordination
  • Communication
  • Relationship management
  • Project Administration
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Behaviours
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Promote an inclusive environment
  • Using initiative
  • Working well with others
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Ethics and Professional values
  • Creativity
  • Passion


Personal Qualities:
Not Applicable
Things to consider:

As some of your work will young people and potentially vulnerable adults, DBS clearance will also be required.
The working hours and how they would fit into current commitments

Future prospects:
To become a full time member of staff - This job is suitable for someone with an interest in a career in the arts, heritage or cultural sector, particularly someone with an interest in Islamic arts and heritage.