Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for a job?

To apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to create an account and apply online. Follow the link to ‘Apply now’ within the vacancy advert.  Instructions are provided as you go along.

What happens next?

You will receive an email to confirm your application has been submitted.

It can take up to two weeks for us to sift applications.

If you wish to check the status of your application please log into your account.

Can I apply on my mobile phone or tablet?

We’re sorry you can’t apply on your phone or tablet at this time. We’re working on it!

Can I submit my CV, without applying for a specific job, so it can be kept on file?

We’re sorry that we are not able to save CVs on file, but we don’t want you to miss out on future vacancies.  Instead you can create an account and register to receive email alerts when vacancies you might be interested in arise.

How old do I have to be to work for you?

You need to be 16 years or over.

Do I need a work permit to work for you?

You will need to prove that you have the right to work in the UK.  Your passport (with visa if relevant) or birth certificate, along with proof of your national insurance number is usually enough.

We can only sponsor individuals from outside the EU who require a visa in limited circumstances.  If you are in this position, please email HRservice@sciencemuseum.ac.uk to check if we are able to sponsor your application ahead of the closing date.

What hours, days or shifts will I be asked to work?

We have a very wide range of roles covering many different working patterns.  Details for each role will be given in the advert or vacancy information pack.