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Job Title:    Science Educator
Organisation:    Natural History Museum
Salary:    £26,184 p.a.
Type:    Full time & Part-time
 Contract: Fixed Term: 6 months
Location:    London, England
Closing Date:    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Job Ref No:    DMSED
 
Job Description:
Science Educator
Fixed Term Contract: 6 months - Full time, 36 hours and Part-time, 18 hours available

About Us
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 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 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
As a Science Educator, you will join the Learning Engagement team at the Natural History Museum which aspires to become a world leader in face-to-face museum learning in terms of quality and effectiveness.

Science Educators are key to achieving the department’s aims, delivering an exciting array of inspiring and engaging natural history and science learning experiences to our diverse audiences; making learning accessible and memorable. The programmes and experiences include a range of subject matter, delivered across a number of platforms which includes shows, workshops (onsite and virtual), tours and handling stations. These activities range in size, from delivering a show to 100 people or engaging with individuals. All our activities encourage scientific inquiry, questioning and dialogue.

About you
You will have experience working with a wide range of learners, and will have an understanding of how people learn. Ideally you have educational experiences in a natural science or have a passion for science, especially natural history, and excellent face-to-face communication skills.

Desirable qualities also include experience working with children, excellent communication skills, reliability, flexibility and an independent working style.
 
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Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 12 May 2021

Interviews expected 26 or 27 May
 
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