Interim Citizen Science Manager

Natural History Museum

South Kensington, London
£36,424 pa plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019   3 days left

The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.

Our Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC) is managed via Life Sciences, working cross-Museum. The Centre’s mission is to further the appreciation, study and understanding of UK natural history, and inspire and support existing and future natural history scientists.

As our Citizen Science Manager, you will have leadership responsibility for the cross-Museum Citizen Science Programme and its component projects. This involves scoping and developing new citizen science projects, as well as the of management and maintenance of existing projects. You will also lead the development of new national and international partnerships, and the fundraising crucial to the projects. There will also be an element of support given to citizen science practitioners internationally and associated academic publications.

A significant part of the workplan will focus on the LEARN CitSci research project, a large-scale multi-partner international collaboration of citizen science practitioners and educational researchers. LEARN CitSci is one of five Science Learning + awards, jointly funded by the Welcome Trust, National Science Foundation, and Economic and Social Research Council. This four-year programme of research aims to better understand the learning outcomes and impacts of participation in citizen science projects for young people aged 5-19 years.

As a part of this you will have oversight of the research project, liaison with international partners, budgetary control and line management of the team.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree or equivalent professional experience within the field of citizen science or the natural sciences, with a deep understanding of citizen science theory and practice. You will bring experience of design and delivery of field-based and/or online projects; teamed with the ability to negotiate and influence with tact, and build good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

Please note that due to the nature of this youth-focused research, a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check must be secured within eight weeks of starting this position

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit the Natural History Museum website.

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