At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.
We believe creative events are a powerful medium to engage and excite the general public in the wonders of science and its impact on society. If you share this passion and have the ambition to programme and curate events in a fast-paced, multicultural organisation, then this opportunity may be for you.
You will join the International Relations sector (IR), Education, Communications and Outreach group (ECO) that is responsible for generating public engagement with CERN’s activities and with fundamental research, fostering community-building and raising awareness of CERN’s societal impact. The group is composed of professionals covering all its activities: writers, media officers, graphic and web designers, social media specialists, education specialists, exhibition developers, photographers and video editors.
Reporting to the Head of Education, Communications and Outreach, you will be responsible for the CERN Public Events programme, a core component of the lab’s education and outreach portfolio.
Delivered at the recently-opened CERN Science Gateway and the Globe of Science and Innovation, via the intersection of science, art and culture, the programme aims to engage people of all background and interests in making sense of the science that shapes their lives, and establish CERN as a forum for open dialogue around societal challenges.
As head of Public Events Programming you will:
Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of Public Relations, Communications/Science Communication, or a related field.
Exceptional written and spoken English; ability to understand and speak French or a willingness to acquire such skills quickly.
Eligibility and closing date:
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 08.01.2024 midday.
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
These functions require:
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: IR-ECO-APC-2023-152-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Communications/Public Relations /External Relations Professional