Find our current job vacancies, get information about what it is like to work at the Horniman, and our culture.

Come and work with us!

The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

We can only help achieve this through our amazing members of staff who work at our Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, and our Study Collections Centre.

Find out more about working at the Horniman as well as our current vacancies.

Current vacancies

Events Programming Manager (Maternity cover up to 12 months)

Closing date: 11/08/2021
  • Full-time (37.5hrs) worked on a flexible basis and including weekend and evening working
  • £38,613 pa (rising to £39,401 pa after probation) 

We’re looking for a talented Events Programming Manager to lead on the planning and delivery of our public programme, covering a range of large-scale events and regular weekly activities, alongside our commercial events business.

You’ll have significant experience of successful event delivery across a busy site including the handling of enquiries and booking processes, and managing staff and budgets.

Find out more and apply by 10am on Wednesday, 11 August 2021.

African Collections Research Hub Coordinator

Closing date: 20/08/2021
  • Part time: 17.5 hrs per week, 12 month fixed term contract
  • £29,848 pro rata pa (rising to £30,457 pro-rata pa after probation)

We’re looking for a part-time project coordinator, who is excited about opening up digital access to collections. You’ll work with community members, researchers, web developers, and organisations to develop collaborative projects and partnerships and to ensure the hub is sustainable and resilient.

You’ll have experience working with content management systems, and basic knowledge of HTML.

Interested? Find out more and apply by 10am on Friday, 20 August 2021.

Working at the Horniman

We recognise that our organisation is built upon the skills and commitment of our staff.

The success of our operations and your personal development and well-being depend largely upon maintaining high levels of trust, respect and co-operation between all levels of staff.  

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We offer a range of opportunities for staff:

  • Flexible working
  • 30 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Auto-enrolment into the NEST pension scheme with the option to join the LPFA pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme – counselling, resources and 24/7 advice line
  • Subsidised gym access
  • Discounts in our café and shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme 
  • Discount scheme for shopping and leisure activities
  • A family ticket for Horniman exhibitions and free entry to exhibitions at many other museums and galleries

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Our culture

The Horniman has a huge variety of activities on offer, and subsequently our staff are very diverse in their skills and expertise.

You could be working directly with our visitors, curating, documenting or maintaining our collections, publicising what we do, fundraising or working in Finance, Facilities, IT or Human Resources.

Our values are:

  • Inclusive
  • Inspiring
  • Generous
  • Fun

Our staff meets for regular coffee mornings to hear updates from the Senior Management Team, as well as share news from across the organisation.

Staff social activities include a drawing club, knitting and craft group, yoga classes, a bowling tournament, as well as our Christmas party and summer picnics.

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Because the Horniman connects global cultures with the natural world, sustainable working practices and encouraging everyone (including ourselves) to into green living is important to us. We act sustainably, behave ethically, pursue excellence and encourage enterprise.

We value our diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We encourage people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.  

We are Disability Confident Committed and if you meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for a job at the Horniman and have a disability we will offer you an interview.

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