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Find our our current job vacancies, get information about what it is like to work at the Horniman, and our culture.

Come and work with us! 

The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share. 

We can only help achieve this through our amazing members of staff who work at our Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, and our Study Collections Centre. 

Find out more about working at the Horniman as well as our current vacancies.

Current vacancies

Freelance Artist Facilitator

Closing date: 28/10/2020

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is looking for an Artist Facilitator to work with the Horniman Youth Panel to:

  • Create a design for a T-shirt which will be part of a display case
  • Deliver a one-off screen printing session (or other relevant artistic medium)

The Horniman Youth Panel is a group of 14-19 year olds that meets regularly to plan events and exhibitions at the Horniman. Working with the Horniman’s community engagement, exhibition and curatorial teams, they have curated a display case that raises awareness of the environmental and social impact of the cotton industry. At the same time, it communicates a message of hope, that by taking action young people can steer the planet in a more sustainable direction.

The t-shirt will be part of a display that will be installed in our award-winning World Gallery. The Artist will follow a brief to create a printable t-shirt design based on ideas and wording developed by the Youth Panel. The Artist will then deliver a screen printing session so that the Youth Panel can create the t-shirt whilst learning new skills in printing.

Download more information below, and apply by 9am on Wednesday 28 October.

Working at the Horniman

We recognise that our organisation is built upon the skills and commitment of our staff.

The success of our operations and your personal development and well-being depend largely upon maintaining high levels of trust, respect and co-operation between all levels of staff.  

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We offer a range of opportunities for staff:

  • Flexible working
  • 30 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Auto-enrolment into the NEST pension scheme with the option to join the LPFA pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme – counselling, resources and 24/7 advice line
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised gym access
  • Discounts in our café and shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme 
  • Discount scheme for shopping and leisure activities
  • A family ticket for Horniman exhibitions and free entry to exhibitions at many other museums and galleries

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Our culture

The Horniman has a huge variety of activities on offer, and subsequently our staff are very diverse in their skills and expertise.

You could be working directly with our visitors, curating, documenting or maintaining our collections, publicising what we do, fundraising or working in Finance, Facilities, IT or Human Resources.

Our values are:

  • Inclusive
  • Inspiring
  • Generous
  • Fun

Our staff meets for regular coffee mornings to hear updates from the Senior Management Team, as well as share news from across the organisation.

Staff social activities include a drawing club, knitting and craft group, yoga classes, a bowling tournament, as well as our Christmas party and summer picnics.

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Because the Horniman connects global cultures with the natural world, sustainable working practices and encouraging everyone (including ourselves) to into green living is important to us. We act sustainably, behave ethically, pursue excellence and encourage enterprise.

We value our diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We encourage people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.  

We are Disability Confident Committed and if you meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for a job at the Horniman and have a disability we will offer you an interview.

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