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Tel: 01227 639768

PR Officer

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London

Salary expectation: up to £29,382

Application deadline: Mon 2nd August

This is a full-time role

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million objects. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes – which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

Our Media and PR team is responsible for protecting and promoting the reputation of the Museum and publicising the Museum’s public programme, including all temporary exhibitions, supporting the Museum’s fundraising and commercial priorities and generating coverage and recognition for its cutting-edge scientific research. The team is responsible for all the Natural History Museum’s editorial dealings with media.

This role will lead the delivery of high impact PR campaigns for major Museum projects such as the finale for our record-breaking national programme – Dippy On Tour: A Natural History Adventure, as well as play a key role in publicising the Museum’s next major exhibition. Responding quickly to breaking stories and maintaining and awareness of the news agenda, the PR Officer will both enhance and protect the Museum’s profile as a world-class visitor attraction and scientific research centre.

Deadline: Mon 2nd August