The Trust employs staff in all of the specialist areas covered by the Horniman: anthropology, musical instruments, natural history, the aquarium, gardens, education, conservation, documentation, collections management and library. In addition, we have staff providing other functions including Marketing, Development, IT, HR, Finance, Facilities, Cleaning and Security and most importantly the service provided directly to the public by our Visitor Assistants.
The Trust has approximately 91 full time equivalent posts and the post-holders are located either in the main Museum or our Study Collections Centre, sited in Greenwich. In addition to these posts we regularly offer short term contracts where we have been successful in obtaining funding for specific projects.
Part-time Animal Assistants
As an Animal Assistant you will assist the Animal Keeper in running the Animal Walk, which launches this Summer with a domestication theme, and will include rabbits, goats, sheep, alpaca, chickens and guinea pigs. Over the next six months we will continue to develop new animal enclosures to house additional stock and you will be expected to assist the Keeper and other colleagues in the practical construction of these enclosures.
You will need to have knowledge of current animal husbandry best practice, possess a relvant qualification and have experience caring for animals in a city farm or similar environment.
This is a fixed term contract until 6 January 2014.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is midday on 10 June. Interviews will be held on 21 June 2013.
Download the application pack below for a full job description and application forms.
Chair of Friends of the Horniman
The Friends of the Horniman are currently looking to recruit a Chair who will hold ultimate responsibility for the Friends of the Horniman charity and have an overview of the activities and plans related to all areas of the Friends' work. For more details, please see the Friends of the Horniman page.