The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.
The Horniman provides learning experiences for a diverse range of visitors, including schools, families, community groups, young people and adults using our spaces, displays and a Handling Collection of over 3500 objects. This role facilitates the active participation of local community groups and individuals in a range of activities drawing on the Horniman’s world-wide collections and gardens as well as playing a key role in museum-wide projects to explore how best to use our collections for community engagement.
You will be a motivated and organised team player with proven experience in sustaining collaborative and creative partnerships with local community organisations and disability audiences to enable museums to improve access to cultural opportunities. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work appropriately and sensitively with a diverse range of audiences to facilitate their access to museum collections.
You will join us as we prepare to involve the local community in plans to re-develop our Natural History Gallery and areas of the Gardens. Our focus in on engaging a wide range of people in the climate and ecological crisis, as well as using nature to support wellbeing. .
Please note that the post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 14 June 2021.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
The Horniman is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.