Early Career (Origin) Graduate: Exhibition Developer

Company Description

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.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you passionate about developing innovative experiences for visitors?

CERN’s Exhibition team offers an exciting opportunity to develop content for exhibitions across the site.

CERN has an opening for an Early Career (Origin) Graduate in the Exhibitions (EXH) section in the Education, Communications and Outreach (ECO) group in the International Relations (IR) sector.

The Exhibition team (IR-ECO-EXH) is responsible for exhibitions at Science Gateway, visit itineraries at 10 locations across the CERN site and 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. Sustainability is built into the tendering process for all new projects and accessibility is at the heart of what we do.


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

  • A complete redesign and development of new content for CERN’s “Passport Big Bang” bicycle itinerary. Prepare design and build specifications for tendering and coordinate supply and installation of the updated content.
  • Contribute to content updates in other existing exhibitions. This can range from small updates such as redrafting texts for the labels of interactives, objects, multimedia and hands-on experiments, through to developing new or replacement interactives from scratch, working with scientists and other members of the exhibitions team.     
  • Development of exhibition material for regular local events such as Nuit de la Science or Fete de la Science, when CERN participation is required
  • Collaborate with other science centres across member states on CERN-related exhibitions as and when demands arise.
  • Document and collect objects for CERN’s Heritage collection and integrate into CERN’s object loan programme.

Qualifications/skills required

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc) level and have no more than 2 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your MSc degree.
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A first degree in physics is mandatory for this hire. We are looking for candidates at ease with complex physics topics.
  • Experience developing exhibitions and working with a broad range of audience groups from primary school level through to adult would be an advantage.
  • Good writing skills with demonstrated experience producing engaging content for non-specialist audiences on topics related to physics, astronomy and related technologies would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with MS Office obligatory, in addition, initial experience of design software would an advantage.
  • Excellent command of English or French, especially in writing and editing. Basic knowledge of the other language or the undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

This vacancy is within the CERN Graduate Programme – Early Career professionals (Origin).

The expected start date of the contract is 1st Jan 2024.

For further details and to submit your application, please, go to the CERN Graduate Programme pages