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Freelance opportunity – Exhibit Developer at the Institute of Physics

12 Oct 2021 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

In June 2022, the Institute of Physics (IOP) will be opening a new public-facing exhibition at 37 Caledonian Road, its London building in Kings Cross. The exhibition is aimed at young people aged 7-9, and their families, and will be in support of the IOP’s Limit Less campaign that aims to increase the number of underrepresented young people doing physics post-16. 


When creating this exhibition, we ask the question: how can we celebrate the contributions that are being made by physicists in the UK and Ireland to address the extraordinary challenges we are facing as society, a species and a planet? The 2022 Family Exhibition will explore this idea – shining a light on the physicists who are working to create a safer, more sustainable and healthier world and inspiring young people and their families to think about their future and the role they want to play in shaping it. Ultimately, the key message will be in line with the Limit Less campaign – do physics after 16 to change the world. 


A vital part of this exhibition will be an exciting selection of interactive exhibits and activities; we want visitors to be able to step into a physicist’s shoes and try out activities inspired by real life science, and be inspired in turn. To deliver the exhibition, the IOP is seeking to appoint a freelance Exhibit Developer to support the London-based Public Engagement Team by contributing to the development, design, procurement and delivery of key elements of the exhibition. 


If you are interested in finding out more, please email Toby Shannon-Smith, Public Engagement Manager ( for a job pack and more information about the recruitment process for this freelance opportunity. Deadline for expressions of interest – Friday 22nd October 2021.


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