Natural History Museum

£32,000 - £35,000 yearly
Natural History Museum London, UK
Sep 18, 2019
The Natural History Museum's 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 are now embarking on a digital strategy to support this purpose and to significantly grow the number of people engaging with the Museum and its work. We aim to provide exceptional online experiences for everyone, from scientists to schools to those simply curious about nature. This is why we are looking for a talented mid-weight Front-end Developer to work on the Museum's public-facing digital experiences. What will you be doing? You will work within the Digital Media Department, inside the iconic Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London. Our department is made up of cross-functional product teams consisting of developers, UX and digital designers, product managers and content producers. You will be expected to work closely within your product team and other departments across the Museum. In addition to product work for the department, as the Development team we work on ongoing technical improvements for our multiple codebases, and you will be able to contribute to these. As a department we are growing - and learning - and we would love for you to join us on our journey. We're looking for proactivity, collaboration, new ideas and opinions. What are we looking for? Strong front-end development skills (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript), including experience in implementing responsive designs and using preprocessors such as Sass or LESS A good understanding of build tools and package managers such as NPM, Grunt, Gulp or Webpack Experience working with RESTful APIs and data manipulation Good experience of integrating front-end and back-end codebases A good awareness of web performance, accessibility and web security best practices Experience using Git for version control Experience working with and developing for a range of different systems, platforms, devices and technologies including content management systems A good understanding of designing and building for user needs You may also... Be interested in or have previously used Node, React, Vue, Angular and/or templating languages such as Handlebars Have an awareness or interest in front-end testing and automation Have experience working in an Agile/Lean environment (stand-ups, pair-programming, code reviews) Have an interest in UX and an understanding of visual design What's in it for you? 27.5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employee contribution 4%, employer contribution 8% - if you choose to contribute more than 4% of your salary the Museum will match up to a further 2%) Complimentary exhibition tickets to the Museum plus free admission to exhibitions and entrance fee to several other museums, galleries and institutions across the country, such as Kew Gardens, V&A and Tate Membership to the Civil Service Sports Council (for a small fee), which offers a range of benefits including a free digital Tastecard, discounted cinema tickets and corporate membership of English Heritage sites (including Dover Castle and Stonehenge). For more details, visit Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi Staff discounts at a range of local businesses and services Up to 50% staff discount at the Museum's shops and cafes Season ticket, bicycle and rental loans Child and eye care vouchers Professional development opportunities Access to a range of courses to broaden your technical and personal skills The chance to work with other technical teams in the Museum Job-related professional membership fees Closing date: 30 September 2019, 9.00am How do you apply? To apply and download a job pack please visit the museum website.
£37,000 - £40,000 yearly
Natural History Museum Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK
Sep 17, 2019
The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually. We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we seek to appoint a Digital Project Manager. We will soon launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team. About the role As our Digital Project Manager, you will play a key role in delivering digital projects in line with the Museum's ambitious digital strategy. Working in a varied and evolving role, you will be responsible for the full lifecycle management of technology software implementations, including project delivery and continuous business improvement in your assigned technology theme. The role requires a strong leader who is able to take charge and be accountable for delivery involving a wide range of cross-Museum and external stakeholders. You will additionally ensure effective delivery within time and budget restraints and manage third party clients and suppliers. About you A strong leader with excellent communication skills, you are able to manage complex projects and large project teams, whilst effectively maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will have substantial project management experience; including effectively managing large projects with budgets in excess of £250,000. Experience of bespoke packages and tools will be essential for the post holder to be successful in the role. Change management experience, including communications, engagement and behavioural and cultural change will be advantageous. Closing 9am on 01/10/2019 Interviews Expected w/c 14 October