Young People Programme Developer, Natural History Museum


The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space.  Our purpose is to inspire a love of our natural world and to help unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet. We want to help people across the UK to experience a connection with the nature they encounter every day, wherever they live and whoever they are.

The NHM will lead a participative programme of science and learning activities across the country to connect people with urban nature, entitled the Urban Nature Project. The project’s comprehensive national programme will provide the skills, opportunities and digital tools for a wide audience to better understand, manage and protect urban biodiversity, including resources, training, activities, and research.  Partnerships will be central to our approach, with relationships built across the UK, with national biodiversity-focused organisations, youth groups, museums and schools. In addition to connecting people with urban nature on a national scale, this project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the NHM Gardens. This will enhance our visitor welcome and experience at South Kensington by engaging visitors in key content areas around evolution, UK biodiversity and human impact.

About the role

This is a central role within the Urban Nature Project. You will develop and pilot initiatives that create an innovative and dynamic new learning offer for young people and youth workers, working in partnership with a national youth organisation. You will also plan a new seasonal volunteering offer for young people to create routes to employment in natural heritage.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience of working closely with young people aged 11-24 in a youth work or wildlife organisation to develop and deliver successful and imaginative learning experiences, and will have a good understanding of volunteer engagement.

Contract:        Fixed Term Contract, 12 months
Closing date: 9am on 19 November 2019
Interviews expected: 9 and 10 December 2019    

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