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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, Fundraising, IT,  HR, Finance, Facilities, Cleaning and Security, and the important service provided directly to the public by our Visitor Assistants.

For further information and to apply for the roles below, please click on the job title.

Current Vacancies

Deputy Keeper of Natural History - £36,400 pa, full time

Following the recent review of our Natural History collections and major improvements to our exhibitions and displays, we are looking for a committed and forward-thinking Deputy Keeper of Natural History with the skills and experience to help us develop, preserve and interpret our collections and communicate Natural Science-based subjects to the broadest audience.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 10 March 2016. 


Learning Assistant - £20,800 pa (pro rata), part time (21 hours pw)

The Horniman provides learning experiences for a diverse range of visitors, including schools, families, and community groups, using our spaces and a Handling Collection of over 3500 objects. We are looking for a Learning Assistant to support the smooth running of these programmes and the Learning department; through greeting and orientating school and family groups, preparing spaces and resources, and liaising with staff from multiple departments.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 18 February 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 29 February 2016.


Exhibitions Officer (maternity cover) - £28,000 pa (full time)

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Exhibitions Officer to support the delivery of the Horniman’s programme of temporary exhibitions and maintenance of our permanent displays. The post is maternity cover and is a key role in this small and welcoming team. The role incorporates working with colleagues from across the Horniman Museum and Gardens on a range of exhibitions including objects-based displays, 2D artistic interventions, projects in the gardens, and family-friendly exhibitions.

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Wednesday 24 February 2016.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 March 2016.