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The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally connected research infrastructure. MfN is active in three closely interlinked fields: collection-based research, collection development, and research-based public and educational outreach. Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will build up a science campus for nature and society in the centre of Berlin as science hub, together with the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. New laboratories and workplaces for cutting-edge research will be established. One of the world's most comprehensive natural history collections with over 30 million objects will be housed in state of the art buildings as well as fully digitized. The implementation of the so-called Zukunftsplan (future plan), funded with a total of 660 million euros from the Federal Government and the State of Berlin, strongly relies on interdisciplinary national and international partners.

Become part of our team as

Position: Creative Engagement Manager(m/f/d)
Work schedule: full-time, (39 h and 24 min per week)
Duration: as soon as possible, limited to 2 years
Salary Level: E 13 TV-L
Code: 79/2022

Project description:

As part of the future plan of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the Knowledge Transfer project is developing the area of Public Engagement and Impact. The focus is on the strategic development and support of interaction formats between science and its target groups. Together with our stakeholders and partners, we develop innovative formats and form a link between theory and practice. One work package is the development of a further education and training programme in collaboration with the Berlin School of Public Engagement and Open Science, a collaborative project with Humboldt University Berlin, funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. The School is an integral part of the joint Science Campus for Nature and Society.

Responsibilities:

  • Conception, analysis and development of creative visual strategies and methods in the context of public engagement and impact
  • Creative facilitation and scientific supervision of innovative learning and collaboration formats for diverse stakeholders and target groups.

Requirements:

  • University degree in communication design, graphic design, product design, game design, visual communication (or related fields) or proven several years of professional experience in a relevant field of work, PhD an advantage.
  • Proven experience in several of the following areas: Design thinking, creative facilitation, visual brainstorming, visual communication, development of innovative training materials, public engagement, illustration, layout, visual note-taking, film production, makerspace learning, digital design, games/gamification, user experience design, learning experience design.
  • Interest and experience in the field of public engagement and facilitation and their current developments in theory and practice
  • Experience in method development in the context of inter- and transdisciplinary as well as international research projects is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge and proven experience in strategic communication with different stakeholders and channels, both verbally and in writing (e.g. in project reports, evaluations, scientific publications, conference papers)
  • Experience with the acquisition, development and management of externally funded projects with a focus on visualisations and creative project development
  • Experience with scientific and strategic monitoring/consulting and support of visualisations and creative concepts for public engagement projects
  • High level of teamwork skills and willingness to work in a proactive and agile manner
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, German and other language skills are an advantage (willingness to acquire German skills is a prerequisite)

    Special Notes:

    In support of equal rights applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Disabled individuals will be given preference in cases of identical qualifications.

    We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by 07.10.2022, preferably via our online application portal.
    For information on the application procedure, please contact recruiting@mfn.berlin.

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