Recruitment at the V&A

If you would like to know more about our recruitment process before you apply, please visit our information for applicants page. This provides more detail on how to submit your application and what happens next. It also includes information on how we manage background screening and our benefits package if you are offered a role.

If you have a query about your application or if you have difficulties submitting your application in writing, please email:

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Thank you again for your interest in joining our team.

Current vacancies

We are working towards a major expansion of our physical and digital reach, putting on hugely successful exhibitions and events, opening spectacular new galleries and facilities, working nationally and internationally, and making our collections more accessible than ever before. We need great people to help us sustain this success.

We champion diversity and equal opportunities and are Disability Confident committed employers.

We value collaboration, integrity, innovation and generosity. These qualities are vital to our success. If you fit this description, then apply to join us.

Please do not send speculative CVs and applications as we regret that we are unable to respond to every enquiry.

Benefits of working at the V&A

We offer a wide range of first-class benefits, including:

  • Free entrance to all the major museums and exhibitions in London (and other destinations)
  • Complementary tickets to V&A exhibitions for your friends or family
  • Subsidised staff canteen
  • 25% discount on purchases in V&A shops
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Non-contributory life assurance (to value of 4 x annual salary)
  • An interest free season ticket or bicycle loan
  • A wide range of training and professional development opportunities
    and many more!

Work-based learning programmes

We offer work-based learning programmes including Work Experience weeks, Internships and Apprenticeships.

Work Experience

Our work experience weeks are for young adults aged 16-19 years wishing to experience and learn more about career options at the V&A and wider cultural heritage sector.


At the V&A an internship is a paid educational and development opportunity providing practical experience in a particular field or discipline. Internships can apply to students, fellows, and academics from educational institutions, as well as individuals on secondment from other organisations.


Apprentices earn a salary and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices train towards a nationally recognised qualification, which can take between one and four years to complete.

Further information

We offer courses, workshops and talks for adults, young people and children to discover more about and engage with our collections as well as to benefit professionally from our experience and expertise. To find out more, please see our Learning pages.

You might also be interested to find out more about working at the V&A which you can do via our Conservation page and Executive board page.


Volunteers play an important role at the V&A, contributing their time, skills and ideas to bring the collection to life and support activities behind the scenes.

All of our volunteering roles are carefully developed to prioritise the experience of volunteers, and offer meaningful opportunities for you to do something that matters. Volunteering is currently open to anyone 18 and older.

Please note that at certain times there may be no opportunities available. We are unable to accept applications outside of specific advertised roles, but we will update the listings frequently.

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