The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.
It is custodian of one of the worlds most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million objects. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes – which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.
We are at a pivotal moment in our history, as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to its 150th anniversary in 2031 making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.
About the role
The Learning and Audiences team develop and deliver enjoyable, inspiring, and transformative learning experiences across our audiences including schools, fami lies, and young people – improving life chances through nature and science learning.
You will primarily focus on developing and delivering an innovative suite of contemporary science resources, activities and events for school students and young people linked to our new display ‘Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix it’ as well as supporting our COP 26 engagement activities. The programme will feature online resources for use in the classroom, online and in-person activities as well as supporting teachers.
You will have experience of developing and delivering innovative and effective in-person and online science learning experiences and resources, particularly for schools with a good working knowledge of the national curriculum and a passion for the natural world.
Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills are needed to collaborate and work with colleagues across the Museum to create programmes that are informed by the needs, wants and expectations of our different audiences.
Fixed Term Contract, ending 31 March 2022
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 22 September 2021
Interviews expected 30 September – 1 October
How to apply
If that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum’s careers portal, and provide:
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.
- A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification.
To apply, please visit our recruitment website and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.