Working for us 


Staff benefits

·          30 days annual leave (plus public holidays)

·          Flexible working

·          Pension scheme

·          Discount in our shop and cafe

·          Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme 

·          Employee assistance programme

·          Childcare vouchers  

·          Discount scheme for shopping and leisure activities

·          A family ticket for Horniman exhibitions and free entry to exhibitions at many other museums and galleries


Social life

Social activities include summer picnics, coffee mornings, book club, knitting group, bowling tournament and Christmas party.

Vision and values

Our vision is central to everything we do, whilst our values help shape our work and give the Horniman its unique character.

Our vision is:

To use our worldwide collections and the Gardens to encourage a wider appreciation of the world, its peoples and their cultures, and its environments.

Our values are:

  • respect for the world's diverse cultures, environments and resources
  • valuing difference by working towards a diverse workforce and audience
  • enrichment through learning and understanding
  • enjoyment for our visitors
  • excellence in the research, interpretation and care of our collections
  • stewardship of our collections, Gardens and historic buildings
  • sharing and developing our expertise
  • efficiency and effectiveness in the way we work  

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