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 open new expanded premises in Kensington’s cultural quarter on 24 November. Come and join a team that is creating a museum for the 21st century.

Current vacancies

Retail Sales Assistant

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

Pay: £8.48 per hour / Full-time: £17,639 per annum / Part-time: £7,056 per annum
Holidays: 5 days per annum, plus 8 days bank holidays, both pro rata for the part-time role.
Hours: Full-time (40 hours, 5 days per week). Part-time (16 hours per week worked over Saturdays and Sundays).

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 August 2016, 9am
Interviews: w/c 15 August 2016

IT Manager

The Design Museum is seeking an enthusiastic IT Manager to lead the provision of IT and AV in the museum’s new premises. This is a unique opportunity to deliver an ambitious IT and AV solution for the Design Museum’s new home in Kensington High Street.

The IT Manager will deliver several projects in preparing the new museum in Kensington for business readiness over a phased period, and support its high profile launch and opening period. The role will manage the provision of IT and AV through an exciting period of expansion for the museum’s profile, audiences and ambitions.

Salary: £48,000 per annum
Holidays: 25 days per annum
Hours: Full-time, an average 40 hours per week - the working days per week will be flexible to suit the needs of the business and will include evening, bank holiday and weekends which will be arranged in advance with the line manager.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 August 2016, 9am
Interviews: w/c 15 August 2016

Project & Facilities Assistant

The Design Museum is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Project & Facilities Assistant to provide first class administrative support for the Design Museum. The Project & Facilities Assistant will support the operation of the Project and Facilities department; provide support for office management duties and other administrative duties. They will also provide administrative support to three of the Design Museum Board’s Committees. The role will suit a highly organised individual with good writing skills, strong attention to detail, ideally with an understanding and background in capital projects and/or facilities management.

Support to the project will last until the completion of the capital project, after which the role will solely be focused on operations and facilities management.

Salary: £20,000 per annum
Holidays: 25 days per annum
Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 August 2016, 9am
Interviews: w/c 15 August 2016

Exhibitions Coordinator

The Exhibitions Coordinator works within the Exhibitions team, and reports to the Senior Exhibitions Project Manager. The role involves a broad range of responsibilities, from administrative tasks to working on site assisting with exhibition installations. The post holder will support the majority of exhibitions and displays in the programme, working across different project management teams.

This role will suit an individual with notable administrative skills, gained through working in a museum or gallery environment, and ideally with experience of museum practices relating to the transport, handling and installation of objects. The post holder will need strong organisational skills, great time management, and the ability to adapt to a wide variety of challenges.

Salary: c£21,000
Holidays: 25 days per annum
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

Closing date for applications: Monday 22 August, 9am
Interviews: Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August

Visitor Experience Team Leaders

The Design Museum is reopening on 24 November 2016 and the Visitor Experience team is growing to ensure the best possible welcome and engagement is delivered to all audiences. This is a unique opportunity to support the opening of London’s new museum dedicated to design, and to lead and motivate the large visitor experience team, welcoming 650,000 visitors each year. The Visitor Experience Team Leaders will have responsibility for all public areas of the museum day-to-day and will be committed to providing the best welcome, engagement and customer service, achieving admissions and donations income targets and supporting all teams across the museum in ensuring the building is well-presented and safe at all times.

Salary: Dependant on experience, up to £24,000
Holidays: 25 days, per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week), Part-time (various working patterns) More than one position is available with flexibility on full-time or part-time hours.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17 August, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 22 August

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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