Work at the museum

We’re looking for bright, talented and passionate people to come and work with us at one of the most exciting times in the Design Museum’s history, as we prepare to relocate to new expanded premises in Kensington’ cultural quarter. Come and join a team that is creating a museum for the 21st century.

Current vacancies

Head of Programme: Learning (Maternity Cover)

The Design Museum Learning is undergoing significant development as the museum transitions towards its new home in Kensington. This maternity cover is a key role that will oversee a vibrant and busy portfolio of funded and income-generating programmes for formal learning and young audiences.

Salary: 35-38k (dependent on experience) pro-rata
Hours: Part-time , annual hours, 1664 hours per annum including holidays, excluding breaks (0.8, an average of 4 days a week)
Holidays: 25 days plus 8 days bank holidays (pro rata)

Closing date for applications: 7 April 2015 (10:00am)
Interviews: 15 April 2015

Retail Sales Assistant (part-time)

The Design Museum is seeking to recruit a keen, enthusiastic and experienced retail sales assistant to work in the museum's shop at our premises at Shad Thames.

Part-time permanent weekend role (2days)

Closing date for applications: 20 April 2015,
Interviews: 30 April 2015

Financial Controller

Reporting into the Head of Finance and working closely with staff across all departments of the museum, the Financial Controller will be responsible for the financial accounting and controls of the Design Museum charitable identity and Design Museum Enterprises trading identity.

Salary: £45,500 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum plus 8 days bank holidays

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2015
Interviews: Week commencing 27 April 2015

Volunteer and Community Manager

The Volunteer and Community Manager will play an important role in delivering the museum's refreshed Volunteering Strategy and embedding volunteering in the organisation's new home in the former Commonwealth Institute in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, due to open in 2016.

Salary: £25,000 per annum
Hours: Full time (40 hours per week) with some weekend and evening work.
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum

Closing date for applications: Monday 27 April 2015 at 10:00am
First interviews: Wednesday 6 May 2015
Second interviews: Monday 11 May 2015

Staff Benefits

As a museum we aim to inspire, excite and engage, this applies to both staff and visitors. We also offer 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

More information

Some further information to assist you in making your application to the museum. Details of current vacancies at the museum can also be found on the museum Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.