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’s cultural quarter. Come and join a team that is creating a museum for the 21st century.

Volunteer and Community Manager

The Design Museum is in the midst of an exciting phase of development as we plan to move to our new home in the former Commonwealth Institute in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), due to open in 2016. 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.

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000K 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: 26 May 2015
First interviews: Friday 29 May 2015

Chief Curator

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen at the Design Museum for a Chief Curator. As a key member of the team building the world’s leading museum dedicated to contemporary design and architecture, the Chief Curator will be a senior member of the Exhibitions team. The Chief Curator will work with the Director and the Head of Exhibitions to research, develop and implement ideas lead proposals for the museum’s exhibitions programme. S/he will have responsibility for delivering agenda setting, audience focused and critically acclaimed exhibitions and displays. They will work to make every aspect of the Design Museum’s exhibitions programme, from scenography to digital content reflect its ambitions to make an original contribution to critical debate.

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Annual leave: 25 days pro rata
Hours: Full time

Closing date for applications: Monday 1 June 2015, 9:00
Interviews: 11 June 2015

Head of Collection and Research

The Head of Collection and Research plays a critical role in developing the design and architecture knowledge base for the Design Museum. They will be expected to foster this knowledge through all the teams across the museum, ensuring that the Collection and Research Programme are fully utilised, meet best practice museum standards, and that research underpins the museum programme and is informed by the wider ecology of design.

Salary: £35-40K, pro-rata, dependent on experience
Holidays: 25 days pro-rata
Hours: Part-time, annual hours, 1664 hours per annum including holidays, excludes breaks (0.8, an average of 4 days a week)

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2015, 10:00
Interviews: Wednesday 10 June 2015

Head of Events

The Head of Events is responsible for new business development, and generating income. The post holder will oversee the promotion, marketing and sales of the Design Museum as an events venue and work with the Head of Visitor Experience to ensure first-­class delivery of the museum's external hires at Shad Thames. The role encompasses the development and implementation of an events strategy both at our Shad Thames premises and our spectacular new museum on Kensington High Street.

Salary: Dependent on experience
Holidays: 25 days per annum
Hours: full-­time

Closing dates for applications: 13 June 2015
Interviews: 29 June

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

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