Administrative Student in Exhibition Development

CERN’s exhibitions team curates two permanent exhibitions - Microcosm and the Globe - and develops exhibits for guided visit itineraries at 10 locations across the CERN site. The team is also 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 new exhibition project covering the story of our universe. It will include hands-on exhibits for age 8 and up. Take part!


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

  • Develop creative content for CERN’s exhibitions, researching stories, defining the message structure and contributing to exhibit design
  • Participate on evaluation of new content with audience groups
  • Write texts for the labels of interactives, objects, multimedia or hands-on experiments
  • Prepare design specifications for tender
  • Contribute to the wider work of the team



  • A strong interest in physics, astronomy and related technologies
  • Proven writing skills, producing engaging content for non specialist audiences on such topics
  • Excellent language skills in English and/or French
  • Familiarity with MS Office
  • Organisational and planning skills, able to solve problems swiftly and autonomously
  • A good team player
  • Experience working on exhibitions would be an advantage


Qualification requirements

  • You are enrolled in a university course, ideally in a science communication related subject


This vacancy is for work based at CERN within the Administrative Student Programme, within which students can spend a training period of 2 to 12 months during the course of their studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given.


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