Exhibitions and Interpretation Coordinator - Public Engagement

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus.

We are looking for an Exhibitions and Interpretation Coordinator to shape and develop our upcoming programme of public exhibitions and associated Campus events - in particular our monthly Open Saturday programme.

About the role:

You’ll be working with staff and students from across the Campus, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, to develop and evaluate experiences for our visitors and target communities. In particular, the role will have responsibility for curation of the content in our Genome Gallery, a dedicated exhibition space located in our state of the art Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre.

You’ll also play a lead role in our monitoring and evaluation strategy, examining the relationship between the Campus community, its science and our audiences. You will cultivate our audience relationships using our physical and digital communication channels.

You will have experience of exhibition and experience design and working with communities to development, refine and evaluate meaningful experiences. Experience of working within a busy team and multitasking across different projects is advantageous.

About us:

The Public Engagement team is part of Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science – a programme with four teams whose overall mission is to enable everyone to connect with genomics and biodata and its wider impact on health and society.

Essential Skills:

Enthusiasm for science and its social context
A demonstrable flair for creating exhibitions that make science accessible to a wide range of audiences
Experience of successfully managing permanent and temporary exhibitions within a museum, gallery, science centre or other exhibition space
Experience of working with scientists, creative producers, artists and designers
Excellent project management skills and evidence of the ability to plan work to meet agreed standards, deadlines and budgets
High-level of computer literacy
Good knowledge and experience of developing promotion materials, use of social media and electronic means for communicating with a range of audiences
Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships both with colleagues and external collaborators
Experience of monitoring and evaluation projects
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

Other Information:

Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement supports sharing and discussion of the pioneering science that takes place on the Campus. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences, working with collaborators across research, education and culture. Our aim is to share ideas with diverse audiences and foster a community of engaged researchers.

Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement is part of Connecting Science.


Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. We connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning and measures attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Application Instructions: 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Kenneth Skeldon, Head of Public Engagement at kenneth.skeldon@wellcomegenomecampus.org.

As part of your application it is essential that you give evidence of examples of proven experience against each of the selection criteria listed.

Please apply at https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/careers

Application Closing Date: 
13 October