Details:

Location:

South Kensington

Category:

Scientific

Salary:

£36,424 per annum plus benefits

Contract type:

Contract Voluntary

Hours:

Full time

Telephone:

020 7942 5511

Citizen Science Manager

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.

Our Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC) is managed via Life Sciences, working cross-Museum. The Centre’s mission is to further the appreciation, study and understanding of UK natural history, and inspire and support existing and future natural history scientists. It is an externally recognised centre of excellence for citizen science, with core work areas such as: leading the Museum’s Citizen Science Programme and public Identification and Advisory Service; managing the UK Species Inventory; UK biodiversity training; applied nature conservation science.

As our Citizen Science Manager, you will have leadership responsibility for the cross-Museum Citizen Science Programme and its component projects. This involves scoping and developing new citizen science projects, as well as the of management and maintenance of existing projects. You will also lead the development of new national and international partnerships, and contribute to knowledge sharing publications and workshops. The role entails cross-team working with all Science Departments and multiple Engagement Group teams.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree or equivalent professional experience within the field of citizen science or the natural sciences, with a deep understanding of citizen science theory and practice. You will bring experience of design and delivery of field-based and/or online projects; teamed with the ability to negotiate and influence with tact, and build good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

Contract: Fixed Term Contract, 13 months
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 28 May 2019

Due to the nature of this youth-focused research, a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check must be secured within eight weeks of starting this position to comply with Ethics Review Board regulations. Some national and international travel may be required.

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit the Natural History Museum website.

Museum Website: https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_1719.aspx