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Join our exhibitions team! New staff position

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Exhibition developer

Are you passionate about developing innovative experiences for visitors? CERN’s exhibitions team offers an exciting opportunity to develop exhibits for its major new project the Science Gateway designed by architect Renzo Piano and opening in 2022.

CERN’s exhibitions team currently curates two permanent exhibitions, Microcosm and the Universe of Particles at the Globe of Science and Innovation, and develops exhibits for guided visit itineraries at 10 locations across the CERN site and also CERN’s travelling exhibitions. The team is the focal point for exchanges with external museums working on CERN-related content and regularly offers objects for loan from CERN’s Heritage Collection. Work now starts on a major new project, the CERN Science Gateway, which will include 2000m2 of exhibitions taking visitors behind the scenes at CERN and telling the story of our universe, with hands-on experimentation for age 8 and up.


As a member of CERN’s exhibitions team, you will carry out the following tasks:

- Develop creative content for CERN’s exhibitions: researching stories through interaction with the scientific community, defining the message structure, coordinating the design and build phases, ensuring content is accessible to all visitors.

- In particular, lead the conception, prototyping, testing and production of hands-on experiments for integration throughout the exhibition spaces in Science Gateway, working with other teams involved in creating content for the project to ensure a coherent experience for the visitors.

- Participate in evaluation of exhibit content with relevant audience groups.

- Write texts for the labels of interactives, objects, multimedia and hands-on experiments.

- Prepare design and build specifications for tendering and coordinate supply for the creation of new exhibition spaces.

- Collaborate with other science centres across member states on CERN-related exhibitions.

- Document and collect objects for CERN’s Heritage collection.

Qualifications : Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in Museum Studies, Science communication or relevant scientific field, or equivalent experience working in a science centre.

Experience :

- Extensive experience developing hands-on exhibits for science centres and working with a broad range of audience groups from primary school level through to adult.

- Excellent writing skills with demonstrated experience producing engaging content for non-specialist audiences on topics related to physics, astronomy and related technologies

- Familiarity with MS Office obligatory, in addition, initial experience of design software would an advantage

- Experience of co-creation of exhibition content with visitor groups would be an advantage.


  • job offer
  • exhibition development
  • hands on


CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics

We are all made of particles that formed in the first instants of the universe. Discover the tiniest constituents of matter and how they evolved to make the universe we see around us today. Find out what is happening at the Large Hadron Collider and meet the people who build and operate this extraordinary machine.

CERN is open to visitors wanting to book guided tours behind the scenes and is also home to Science Gateway a science centre with exhibitions, auditorium and lab spaces open since October 2023. https://visit.cern/

For CERN’s travelling exhibition, multimedia and object loans see https://visit.cern/exhibitions-object-loans