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

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 10:00
First interviews: Wednesday 6 May 2015
Second interviews: Monday 11 May 2015

Project Administrator

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

The Project Administrator will provide first class administrative support for the Design Museum relocation project, supporting the operation of the project team as well as providing secretarial support to three of the Design Museum Board’s Sub-Committees. The post holder will also be responsible for managing the running of the Kensington Office in liaison with the Office Manager at Shad Thames. The role will suit an enthusiastic, highly organised individual with excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail and with an understanding of capital projects and their delivery.

Salary: £20,000 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: Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 10.00am
Interviews: Friday 01 May 2015

Purchase Ledger Clerk

The Design Museum is looking for an enthusiastic new team member to manage its purchase ledger. As the Purchase Ledger Clerk you will be responsible for ensuring that the supplier accounts are accurately maintained and outstanding balances are paid on time for the Design Museum charitable entity and Design Museum Enterprises trading entity.

Salary: £20,000 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum plus 8 days bank holiday

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 April 2015
Interviews: Week commencing 4 May 2015

Learning Producer - Schools

This role offers an exciting opportunity to develop the Design Museum’s successful programme for schools. Building on a core programme of hands-on workshops that complement the National Curriculum and related syllabi, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for educators, the Producer for Schools will drive forward an innovative programme that meets the needs of a core museum audience.

The Programmer will be a hands-on practitioner involved in regular delivery who can support innovation and the growth of exemplary educational practice at the Design Museum. In particular, this post will be responsible for driving forward the integration of new curriculum areas – including digital design and STEAM. The Producer will also implement key funded programmes and commission resources that can be used by self-directed school groups at the museum and back in their own classrooms.

Salary: £28,000 pro rata
Hours: Annual hours contract of 1040 hours
Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata

Closing date for applications: 7 May 2015
Interviews: 14 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

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