Community Science Officer, Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is looking to recruit a Community Science Officer to join their team to deliver the citizen science/community science projects within their wider Urban Nature Project.

The Museum’s Urban Nature Project is a large multi-partner project to transform its onsite outdoor spaces to engage visitors with their core narratives of origins of evolution, diversity of life and sustainable futures. As part of this transformation, the Museum is delivering national learning programmes and a national community science programme that will involve audiences across the UK in authentic urban biodiversity research, connecting people to urban biodiversity, the issues it faces and the roles they can play in achieving positive change. Through this programme, the Museum aims to connect people with nature and create advocates for the planet – people who speak up on behalf of nature and ultimately take action to protect it.

The Community Science Officer will be working on the development and delivery of large scale community science projects to engage thousands of people across the UK in authentic urban biodiversity research. The research direction of these projects will be informed by young people who have been submitting research ideas to the Museum since March 2022. The post-holder will be coordinating between participants, research teams and external stakeholders to develop innovative projects that deliver high impact outcomes for science, for the environment and for the people who take part. The first community science project is due to launch in 2023, and a second cycle will take place, with a goal of launching a second mass community science project in 2024. This project aims to develop young people’s science identities and sense of agency to take environmental action, by placing them at the heart of the research process.

Salary: £30,877

Deadline for applications: 9:00am on Monday 20 June 2022

More information about the role is available on the Natural History Museum website.

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