Jobs

Find 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

Event Manager

Closing date: 23/06/2021
  • Fixed fee of £10,000
  • 13 fixed dates of work across June – September

The Event Manager will support operational development and oversee technical production of the Horniman’s 696 festival programme.

You’ll act as primary liaison between the venue and external partners and contractors in the lead up to events. You will manage the site during events and oversee key event staff.

Please enclose with your application:

  • A CV including relevant experience and achievements;
  • A covering note of not more than two pages (total) summarising your proven ability related to the person and job specifications;
  • Contact details;

Applications can be sent electronically to venuehire@horniman.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 23 June. 

Schools Learning Manager

Closing date: 05/07/2021
  • £34,582 p.a (rising to £35,287 after probation)
  • Full time – 35 hours per week, permanent

We are looking for a motivated and highly organised Schools Learning Manager with proven experience in working with groups from EYFS to post-16 in both school and home education.

You will join us as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and re-build schools engagement onsite, offsite and virtually, to sustainable levels.

Interested? Find out more about the role and apply on the link below.

Closing date for applications is 10am, Monday 5 July 2021. 

Trustee and Chair of Audit Committee

Closing date: 21/06/2021

We are looking for two potential trustees, one to be the Chair of our Audit Committee, and the other should have an understanding of digital marketing. We are also keen to extend the diversity of the backgrounds of trustees and specifically encourage applicants whose backgrounds are not generally well represented on our board to apply.

Details of the role and person specification, along with the monitoring form and Trustee declaration can be downloaded below and via the links.

Please enclose with your application:

  • A CV including relevant experience and achievements;
  • A covering note of not more than two pages (total) summarising your proven ability related to the person and job specifications;
  • Contact details;
  • A completed monitoring form; and
  • A Trustee declaration.

Applications can be sent electronically to pthomas@horniman.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is noon on 21 June 2021.

Interviews will be held on either:

Tuesday am, 29 June 2021, or

Wednesday pm, 30 June 2021

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
  • 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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