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The Science Museum Group:

  • 5 world class museums
  • 5.5 million visitors last year
  • 7 million items within our unrivalled collections

We’ve achieved so much and we have no intention of slowing down.

With world class collections and inspiring and innovative programmes, we strive to make our museums the best in the world and have many exciting and ambitious plans still to come.

With a diverse and exciting range of jobs and volunteering opportunities to choose from across all of our museums, find out how you can help make our vision into reality.

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At each of our museums we have dedicated front of house teams who champion our vision for delivering an unforgettable visitor experience.

Throughout the year, we recruit Casual Museum Assistants to join us and work in front of house roles across Visitor Fundraising, Visitor Experience, Commercial Operations, Retail and Learning. As a Casual Museum Assistant, you will develop skills across a range of areas in our museums and work on a flexible basis at times when we need all hands on deck.

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The Science Museum Group offers a wealth of exciting opportunities to learn, develop and achieve amazing things. It takes a diverse and richly talented team to achieve our ambitious plans and you can be a part of it. We recognise the value each individual brings and are dedicated to developing and rewarding our people.

We offer all our employees the following benefits:

  • Occupational Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced occupational sick, maternity and adoption pay
  • Interest free season ticket or bicycle loans
  • Free eyesight tests
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free entry to our paid for exhibitions
  • Free entry to many museums and galleries
  • Discounts on purchases in our museum and online shops
  • Discounts in our cafés and restaurants
  • Discounts on tickets in our cinemas, simulators and rides (restrictions may apply)
  • A range of colleague-run social clubs and events

For some roles, the following additional benefits are available:

  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Group life insurance

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 that 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, email 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.