V&A Dundee

Inspirational teachers encouraged to apply for post

Press release

12 May 2014

V&A Museum of Design Dundee is offering a Dundee-based teacher the chance to get involved in the development of the new design museum’s secondary schools programme.

Applications are being sought from secondary teachers of art and design or technologies in Dundee who are currently working for Dundee City Council to undertake a secondment during the 2014/15 session.

It will be the first in a series of year-long placements available in the run up to the opening of V&A Dundee.

The seconded teacher will be involved in carrying out research, making recommendations, engaging and developing schools audiences through Glow (the national schools education portal). They will also pilot schools activities as part of a national outreach project in 2015 to raise awareness of V&A Dundee with teachers and pupils across Scotland.

Describing the role Sarah Saunders, Head of Learning and Engagement for V&A at Dundee, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for a teacher to work with us to help develop our programmes for secondary schools. We are looking for someone who is a good communicator, imaginative and passionate about design and what it can offer to pupils and teachers."
Those interested in applying can do so by sending an application to ashley.ryce@vandadundee.orgor calling 01382 305665 for more information.

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Notes to editors:
• V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre for design, housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee’s revitalized waterfront. It will host major exhibitions, celebrate design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage future design innovation.

• V&A Dundee is being delivered by Design Dundee Ltd, a partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum – the world’s greatest museum of art and design – and Dundee City Council, the University of Dundee, Abertay University and Scottish Enterprise.

• The Scottish Government has committed £15m in capital towards the project’s £45m budget. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a further £9.4m (of which £8m is for capital). Creative Scotland has awarded £5m (of which £4.5m is for capital). The remaining amounts will fund activities in the pre and early opening phase. A further £15m is also being sought from private sources, corporates, generous philanthropic pledges and gifts with £6.7m already raised towards this goal. www.vandadundee.org