Exhibition and Interpretation Manager

Deadline: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 00:00
Employer: The Natural History Museum
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £38,400

This is an exciting opportunity to help develop the internationally renowned exhibitions and galleries programme at The Natural History Museum, London. Alongside events, publications and the web, you and the team will help develop new approaches to interpreting natural history, challenging our visitor’s perception of the natural world through innovative and exhilarating ways.

The Exhibition and Interpretation Manager is responsible for the successful development and delivery of a range of high profile exhibitions and permanent new spaces that appeal to target audiences and that inspire visitors with our collections and with science.

Working with colleagues from Public Engagement and Science Directorates, the Exhibition and Interpretation Manager will manage the development of content and interpretation for exhibitions and galleries, setting target audiences, creating interpretation strategies, managing content, all through a creative lens.

The postholder will manage a team of interpretation developers to work collaboratively as part of a project team with curators, scientists, project managers, learning teams, internal and external design teams in order to ensure that content and interpretation meet audiences’ needs and challenge their understanding of the natural world.

The Exhibition and Interpretation Manager is responsible for ensuring that the interpretive approaches in the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions are appealing, engaging, accessible and interesting for its intended target audiences.

The role will keep up to date with the latest developments in the sector and work to ensure best practice in interpretation development.

This role will also be responsible for managing the editorial services & processes within public engagement so that outputs across exhibitions, publications, and public-facing channels share a consistent tone of voice and quality.

This role will report to the Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation.