Project manager, Exhibitions & Visitor Experience

The Natural History Museum of Denmark is looking for a project manager (Academic employee) for the Exhibitions & Visitor Experience unit with a start date of as soon as possible. The position will be specifically responsible for project managing a group of interrelated projects relating to the public facing side of the new museum project in the Botanical Garden: Wayfinding & Accessibility, Visual Identity, Shop / Restaurant fit-out.  The post holder will overall report to Juliette Fritsch, Deputy Museum Director for Exhibitions & Visitor Experience, but will work closely with the Project Owners for each project. The position is a fixed term 2.5-year contract with the possibility of an extension to manage the implementation phase of Wayfinding.

Applications should be completed in English as the post holder will be expected to communicate with international design teams, and the working languages of the project are Danish and English.

About Us
The vision of the Natural History Museum of Denmark is to empower citizens to connect with nature. We want to inspire, engage, and enable people to enjoy, understand, and care for the diversity of the natural world. Over the next four years the Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD) will go through major changes as a new museum facility is created in the Botanical Gardens. The new public galleries, entrance spaces, café, shop, and activity spaces are expected to open to the public in 2024. By then the greater part of museum activities, both research- and public-facing, will be located in and around the Gardens, including the existing historical Victorian Palm House, and adjacent historic greenhouses, with the new museum complex built around and under the old Polytechnic Institute. It will be a living museum in the center of Copenhagen that takes up an entire city block and is directly accessible to a wide variety of communities and visitors.

We wish to invite audiences to participate, feel, and care for our environment, to leave feeling inspired and empowered to be proactive in caring for it into the future. Their experience at the NHMD should be transformative, connecting on an emotional level that effects change and engagement. The Botanical Gardens themselves have in their current location formed an important part of city life for over 100 years (2024 will be their 150th anniversary in their current form, although their origins date back to the 1600s) acting as a major lung in the city that locals use for contemplation, socializing, marriage proposal, walking their young children, picnicking, and more.

Critically important to this is that the environment of peoples’ museum visit is as optimized and as accessible as possible for ease of visit, practical requirements, and self-direction within the large and complex site. The new museum work effectively in relation to the surrounding Botanical Gardens and further out, into the complex urban environment of Copenhagen, all the while embodying clearly and effectively the NHMD brand. Completion of these projects on time, budget, and to an impeccable quality, is fundamental for the museum’s ambitious vision.

Tasks
NHMD is undergoing major redevelopment and we are looking for a talented, effective problem solver who likes attention to detail, can juggle several challenges at once, all the while maintaining good humour and a professional approach.

The Project manager works as part of the core delivery team with the Project Executive and the Project owner and is specifically tasked with project organization (including project execution planning and coordination), ensuring completion within time, budget, and to the required quality standards.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing project resources and progress
  • Liaising with the Project Board, internal stakeholders, external suppliers
  • Developing and managing a detailed project schedule and work plan
  • Managing information flows
  • Establishing procedures
  • Tracking cost based on scope of work
  • Monitoring project risk
  • Preparing baseline project documentation such as work packages, phase reporting
  • Maintaining records e.g. expenditure, risk register, reports
  • Setting and minuting project meetings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent vocational degree
  • Experience managing budgets and time organization
  • Experience working on different projects at once
  • Knowledge of the PRINCE2 project management system (NHMD uses a modified version of this)
  • Structured, organised thinking with great attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve creatively
  • Collaborative with good interpersonal skills
  • A proactive self starter
  • Comfortable with English as a working language.

We offer
A unique opportunity to be part of the largest Danish museum building in recent times. You become part of one dynamic and innovative workplace, where we emphasize the values ​​of professionalism, responsibility, cooperation and courage in our everyday lives.

Salary and terms of employment 
Salary and terms of employment in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and Academics in the State. The position is full-time and is ranked on the AC scale. It is possible to negotiate supplements according to qualifications. 

Further information
Information about the Natural History Museum is available at www.snm.ku.dk . Information about the position can be obtained by contacting Juliette Fritsch, Deputy Museum Director for Exhibitions & Visitor Experience s at e-mail jfritsch@snm.ku.dk or phone 3533 3427.

Application
Send an application with a CV and documentation for education electronically via the Job Portal (click on the link " APPLY FOR THE POSITION" at the bottom of the notice). 

We want to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourage everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

The Natural History  Museum of Denmark is part of the Faculty of Science and Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen - SCIENCE in short form. The faculty is the country's largest scientific research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 bachelor and master's students in 11 departments, as well as the Natural History  Museum of Denmark. The faculty has an annual budget of approx. 3 billion Read more about the Faculty of Science and Life Sciences at https://www.science.ku.dk/Københavns

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Info

Application deadline: 22-05-2022
Employment start: 01-08-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Statens Naturhistoriske Museum

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