Kensington and Chelsea, London




Up to £26049 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time


0207 942 5000

Retail Assistant Merchandiser

Role summary

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 world's most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. 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 the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

Reporting to the Merchandising Manager, you will assist with managing sales and stock across all the Retail outlets and product categories to ensure targets are met, and to identify opportunities and risks.

The role will also involve assisting with the planning and sales forecasting of exhibitions and new product ranges.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with the buying team to help develop the range and establish relationships with external suppliers, as well as having the opportunity to work with other departments across the Museum.

About you

You will have gain previous merchandising experience in a fast-paced retail environment, with experience of preparing and analysing weekly sales and stock reports

Knowledge and experience of computer software and systems will help you excel in this rile, as well as the ability to apply merchandising practices and procedures to provide solutions for the retail business.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 1 March
Interviews expected w/c 11 March

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
* Please ensure your letter includes details of your latest salary and notice period.

To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.

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