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
The development of our Visitor Events programme is a key strand of both the Natural History Museum's Public Engagement and Commercial strategies. Through a market leading visitor events programme the Museum looks to further engage our visitors and grow self-generated income. This role will be instrumental in delivering first class visitor events that support multiple objectives for the Museum.
In line with the Visitor Events business plan, you will be responsible for live event planning and management. You will also manage a regular programme of evening and morning events as well as producing new events as and when required. Events currently within the teams portfolio include the very popular sleepovers DinoSnores for Kids and DinoSnores for Grown-ups, yoga sessions, silent discos, baby sensory classes and various talks and tours.
As a creative problem solver, with lots of initiative, you will work to produce experiences which are exciting, innovative, compelling, and competitive.
You will build positive relationships with internal NHM teams and external suppliers to support the central coordination of all aspects of the event, which will require you to have strong stakeholder management skills. To thrive in this role, you will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills with the ability to build strong partnerships. An understanding of commercial public events is essential.
With solid experience in an events operations environment, you will have proven skills to produce events from concept to completion.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 20 September 2021
Interviews expected 29 - 30 September
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 and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.