South Kensington




£27,742 (pro rata) per annum plus benefits

Contract type:

Contract C





Project Coordinator, Science Learning +

The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.

Become part of an expanding team at the cutting edge of citizen science and educational research. The Natural History Museum is recruiting an experienced Project Coordinator to coordinate a large-scale multi-partner international collaboration of citizen science practitioners and educational researchers as one of five Science Learning + awards, jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust, National Science Foundation, and Economic and Social Research Council. This four-year programme of research aims to better understand the learning outcomes and impacts of participation in citizen science projects for young people aged 5-19 years.

Responsible for overall coordination of the project across US and UK partners, the role will include project management, financial administration and communications support, as well as administrative support and coordination for the research teams and citizen science projects.

You should have experience of working in an administrative job (preferably within the Higher Education, charitable or related sectors) together with proven experience of working independently and as part of a team. You will have proficient computer skills (Excel, Word, email), an eye for detail and will be able to work to deadlines. You will be committed to the delivery of successful projects and have a “can do” approach.

This represents an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a key role in an international research team focussed on educational research in youth STEM learning and citizen science. The project includes opportunities for international travel to meetings and workshops.

Salary: £27,742 (pro rata) per annum plus benefits
Contract: Fixed term until 30 April 2021
Closing date: 9am on Monday 10 July 2017

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