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, Come and join a team that is creating a museum for the 21st century.

Current vacancies

Membership Manager

The Design Museum is seeking a Membership Manager to join the Development team. The museum has experienced dramatic growth in its individual membership scheme in the lead up to and post-opening of its new home in Kensington.

Hours: full time, 40 hours per week
Holidays: 25 days per annum
Pay rate: up to £30,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Closing date for applications: 29 May 2017, 5pm

Retail Sales Assistant (full – time and part-time including weekends)

The Design Museum is seeking to recruit keen, enthusiastic and experienced retail sales assistants to work in the museum’s two shops at its new spectacular premises on Kensington High Street. There is one full-time role (40 hours, 5 days per week on a roster basis) and two part-time weekend roles (16 hours, 2 days per week).

You will have a passion for good customer service, be proactive and able to use your initiative. You will also be reliable, with excellent time keeping and a flexible approach to work, being able to respond to a range of situations when dealing with the public and your colleagues.

Hours: full-time (40 hours, 5 days per week). This role will be working on a roster basis, on any 5 days out of the 7 day week, including some evenings, weekends and public holidays. Part-time (16 hours per week worked over Saturdays and Sundays).
Holidays: 25 days per annum, plus 8 days bank holiday, both pro rata for the part-time role
Pay rate: full-time: £17,639 per annum. Part-time: £7,056 per annum
Closing date for applications: 30 May 2017, 9am

Casual Retail Sales Assistant

The Design Museum is seeking to recruit keen, enthusiastic and experienced casual retail sales assistants to work in the museum’s two shops at its new spectacular premises on Kensington High Street to help at busy times and to provide cover for permanent staff. There are four casual posts available with shifts up to 16 hours per week available.

You will have a passion for good customer service, be proactive and able to use your initiative. You will also be reliable, with excellent time keeping and a flexible approach to work, being able to respond to a range of situations when dealing with the public and your colleagues.

Hours: 8 – 16 hours per week, with the opportunity to work more hours when shifts become available.
Pay rate: £8.48 per hour + £1.02 holiday pay
Closing date for applications: 30 May 2017, 9am.

Design Ventura Administrator

The museum is seeking to recruit a Design Ventura Administrator. Working closely with the Project Manager, the Administrator will be an important point of contact for external project participants, the sponsor Deutsche Bank, and colleagues across the museum.

The role requires a highly organised, outward looking person who is happy to use their initiative and work autonomously. The successful candidate will be a flexible team player who is able to adapt and respond to change quickly. Key responsibilities within the role will be to be a first point of call for teachers, museum educators and volunteers participating in the project. The Administrator will support a variety of aspects of the project.

Hours: part-time, 3 days per week/24 hours per week
Pay rate: £21,000 per annum, pro rata
Holidays: 25 days, pro rata
Closing date for applications: 9 June 2017, 5pm

Learning producer: further and higher education (maternity cover)

The purpose of this role is to work within the Design Museum Learning and Research Directorate, leading on the development and delivery of learning programmes for Further and Higher Education audiences, including students, researchers and educators, and engaging volunteers across these programmes. The Learning Producer will also support the wider learning programme, ensuring a joined up approach with the offer to other learning audiences, but particularly with schools and the public programme, and through regular contributions to key projects and activities.

This role will be instrumental in raising the profile of the Design Museum as a centre of excellence for design-related study in academic and vocational contexts. This role will also focus on positioning the museum as a vital conduit from education to industry.

Hours: part-time, 32 hours per week
Holidays: 25 days pro rata
Pay rate: up to £28,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Closing date for applications: 12 June 2017, 9.00am

Freelance educator: Design Ventura

The museum is seeking a freelance educator for the Design Ventura project.

Design Ventura is a national, award-winning project for secondary schools, which last year saw over 10,000 students in around 250 schools participate. It is delivered by the Design Museum in partnership with Deutsche Bank. The project aims to give students in years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to gain key design thinking, creative and enterprise skills and learn from industry professionals.

There are a range of freelance educator opportunities on this project, including supporting CPD sessions, delivering workshops at the museum and in-school and online activities.

Timeframe: June until 31 March 2018
Pay rate: £170 per day (minimum availability 6 days across September and October)
Closing date for applications: 16 June 2017, 5pm

Staff Benefits

The museum 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, free entry to museum exhibitions for friends and family and free entry to a wide number of museums and galleries in London.

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