Job offer in london Public Engagement Officer (Exhibitions) at The Francis Crick Institute

Short Introduction/Summary  

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced museum or gallery professional to help deliver the public engagement programme at this new and world class scientific research institute.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organised, and creative with a strong interest in engaging a wide range of audiences with biomedical science.

The post-holder will work closely with other members of the Public Engagement team, the Communications team, Front of House teams, colleagues from the partner organisations, local stakeholders and community organisations, and external professional advisors where appropriate.

Project Scope/ Description

One of the institute’s strategic priorities is to engage and inspire the public through its education, public and community engagement programmes, backed by a body of active research scientists who have the skills, desire and opportunity to engage people in their work.

Building on successful initiatives already in place, the Public Engagement Officer (Exhibitions) will support the successful delivery of the Crick’s exhibition programme by assisting with the project management of temporary and permanent exhibitions from inception to conclusion. Audiences identified for the Crick’s exhibitions programme include people living, working and studying locally and the scientifically-interested, non-specialist general public.

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; to developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; to public engagement; and to helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

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