Work at the museum

The museum is looking for bright, talented and passionate people to come and work during one of the most exciting times in the Design Museum’s history, as it prepares to relocate to new expanded premises in Kensington’s cultural quarter. Come and join a team that is creating a museum for the 21st century.

Course Leader – MA Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston University

The Design Museum and Kingston University work in partnership to offer a ground-breaking MA in “Curating Contemporary Design”. Kingston University is seeking an exceptional, innovative curator and/or academic to lead the programme. With an international reputation for curating contemporary design, as the Course Leader you will work closely with the Design Museum to provide a highly stimulating environment for supporting students to develop the professional and academic skills to research, interpret, curate and communicate contemporary design within the museum and cultural sectors. The successful candidate will also contribute to the School’s academically rigorous and industry-facing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and by way of the Critical and Historical Studies provision teach on the Faculty’s outstanding studio courses. You will also work with the School team to initiate Faculty-wide activities in curating contemporary design.

Staff Benefits

The museum works to inspire, excite and engage, this applies to both staff and visitors. The museum also offers a wide range of benefits including access to a defined contribution pension scheme, a childcare voucher scheme, season ticket loan, the cycle to work scheme, a variety of staff discounts including the museum's shop and restaurant and free entry to a wide number of museums and galleries in London.

Design Museum staff benefits

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