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This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Press Officer, with proven contacts from within the arts media, to join the Press team in one of the world's most prestigious museums, the Science Museum in London. Our enthusiastic and committed Press team is constantly devising new, innovative ways to promote the Museum, its exhibitions and programmes. We create campaigns that not only win awards, but attract visitors and reflect the cutting-edge nature of this high-profile national institution.

You will develop and implement an integrated communications campaign for Media Space, an iconic new space in the Science Museum opening in spring 2013. Showcasing the world leading collection of the National Media Museum and the innovative Science Museum contemporary arts programme, the space includes a temporary exhibition space which will hold a charged offer as well as a constantly changing free offer.

In addition to your extensive contacts, you will bring substantial experience working within an arts-focused cultural environment. You must also be able to demonstrate experience managing the reputation of an organisation.

You’ll be able use your creativity and enthusiasm to the full - researching, structuring and managing Press and PR campaigns, building and maintaining strong relationships with the media, and proactively seeking opportunities to increase on and off line media coverage of the Museum’s activities. With proven journalism, PR or communications experience, you’ve got the writing, communication, planning, persuasion and “selling in” skills necessary to get first-rate PR campaigns up and running.

Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required as part of your core hours.

We offer excellent benefits. These include 25 days’ annual leave pro rata, BUPA dental and medical cover and a generous company pension scheme.

Job Description:
Press Officer (Media Space)
Central London
Salary £25 – 29k per annum
Two-year fixed-term contract
Contact Telephone Number: 020 7942 4000

This role will be offered on a two-year fixed-term contract.
Closes Midnight 9th July

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews will be conducted on 17th July and you must be available to attend if shortlisted.Application Instructions:For the full job description and to apply, please visit www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/jobs

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