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Press & PR Manager (FTC) - Science Museum Group

Do you have experience of managing successful, high-profile media relations and communications campaigns from conception through to delivery? Do you have experience managing press events and handling teams of journalists including broadcast crews?

About us
The Science and Industry Museum, part of the Science Museum Group, explores how ideas can change the world, from the industrial revolution to today and beyond from a globally significant industrial heritage site.

The Science and Industry Museum is on the site of Liverpool Road Station, the Manchester terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and the world's first purpose-built passenger railway. What happened here changed the world, triggering a revolution in trade, technology, travel and time. It is where science met industry and the modern world began.

The museum includes the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station and the world's first railway goods warehouse in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, alive with science and innovation today.

A long-term, multi-million-pound repair and improvement programme is underway to carry out crucial restoration work and reveal new spaces and perspectives for all visitors to enjoy, play and learn in.

We are bringing to life the story of the site, inspiring the innovators of the future to power the next (green) industrial revolution and creating a more economically and environmentally sustainable museum.

About the role

We are looking for a Press and PR Manager to join us on a 12-month maternity cover contract. You will champion our vision, help sustain and increase our regional, national and international reach, drive footfall and income and promote our brand by managing the museum’s press office and positive profile.

You will be a key figure in telling authentic stories, leading communication campaigns for a series of exciting major new exhibitions and museum initiatives, including Manchester Science Festival, and working alongside other colleagues to manage communications around site transformation projects.

This position is offered on a hybrid basis from our Science and Industry Museum, Manchester. Given the requirements of the position, you will be required onsite on a regular basis.

Download the Vacancy Information Pack file under ‘Attachments’ on this vacancy listing on the Science Museum Group website for more details about the role and the application process.


About you
Joining us you will possess experience of working within a PR, press office, communications or journalistic role.

With media contactsin relevant sectors, and the ability to engage those relationships for the benefit of the museum, you can manage and enhancing the museum’s reputation to all audiences.

Crucially, you will showcase your great interpersonal skills to work collaboratively and confidently with partners and stakeholders, achieving significant results by taking responsibility for proactive and reactive PR activity.

Don’t feel you meet all the criteria? We welcome you to apply even if your experience doesn’t match directly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this, or other opportunities that we have.

What we offer

Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We understand that work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we offer the perks listed below, as well as support for things that happen in life such as parental and adoption leave, sickness, and career breaks.

  • Support with personal and professional development
  • 27 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enhanced contributory pension
  • Unmind App and other wellbeing support
  • Interest-free loans
  • Days Out discounts
  • Health & Dental Insurance

Open for All is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to develop a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge, and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation, capable to continue to Inspire Futures.

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