Executive Director, Education and Visitors
Carol Rogers is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of formal, informal and outreach education programmes across National Museums Liverpool. She also oversees the delivery of Visitor Services, Information and Cleaning Services.
Carol joined National Museums Liverpool in 2003 as the Head of Learning. In 2005 her role expanded to include responsibility for front of house services. Carol's profile is well known locally and she maintains an extensive communication network of lifelong learning providers and creative industry networks across Merseyside. She has strong regional and national links with public and voluntary sector education providers and organisations.
Prior to joining National Museums Liverpool, Carol was Education Director for the Liverpool Capital of Culture bid team. She performed a key role within the bidding process and was responsible for engaging local people in a number of innovative education initiatives which developed an energy and belief that Liverpool would be European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Carol has worked for many years within the cultural learning sector. Her work can be exemplified by the delivery of high quality education programmes that offer sustainable cultural activity and experiences to all those involved. For example, Carol provided the lead role for the Liverpool City Region 'Find Your Talent' national programme (a three year DCMS/DCFS national programme created to test how children and young people can access up to five hours of cultural engagement per week)
More recently, Carol has led the development of the multi-award-winning House of Memories project; making a difference to people living with dementia, their carers, families and communities. The project was devised to connect the health and social care sector with National Museum Liverpool's fantastic collections. In January 2015, Carol was awarded an MBE for her work on this.
Prior to joining NML, Carol was Education Director for the Liverpool Capital of Culture bid team. She performed a key role within the bidding process, contributing to the writing of the bid documents, hosting and presenting to the judging panel and most importantly, was responsible for engaging lifelong learners of every age and ability, in the belief that Liverpool would be European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Carol has worked for many years within the cultural learning sector. Her work can be exemplified by the delivery of high quality education programmes, which offer sustainable cultural activity and experiences to all those involved.
Carol provides the lead role for the Liverpool City Region 'Find Your Talent' national programme; a three year DCMS/DCFS national programme, created to test how children and young people can access up to five hours of cultural engagement per week! Carol successfully led the bid for one of ten national pathfinders.
- A long and established track record of successful and inspired arts projects across popular, classical and multi-cultural genres.
- Extensive experience of producing and delivering educational arts initiatives at youth theatres, youth and community centres, museum and heritage sites and within FE and HE.
- Establishment and co-ordination of cultural arts and education networks with arts practitioners and organisations on a local, regional and national level in order to facilitate communication, share practice and resources and develop and promote inclusive arts provision.
- Extensive strategic management within a large scale cultural organisation
- Financial management of operational delivery, human resources and revenue projects.
- Research and acquisition of appropriate funding and support to develop and implement arts education provision
- Specialist in designing, implementing and sustaining learning programmes and opportunities for a wide variety of partners, audiences and learners.
- National Museums Directors Conference - Learning/Access Advisor
- Liverpool Bureau for Young People - Member
- Merseyside Children First Forum - Chair
- Find Your Talent National Pathfinder - Lead Partner
- Liverpool Children and Young People's - Partnership Member
- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Trustee
- FUSE, Young People's Theatre - Board Member
- Hope Street Ltd - Board Member