Important: current recruitment

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 Apprenticeships. Undertaking a work-based learning programme or an Apprenticeship is the perfect way to develop your skills and expertise, gain first-hand experience on the job and learn from industry professionals.

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.

Volunteering, internships and work experience

Opportunities regularly exist at the museum to volunteer, intern or gain valuable work experience. When available, these opportunities are advertised on our job site.

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


Our volunteers work in various roles across the museum: on information desks, as tour guides, as escorts for people with disabilities, and also in administrative and support roles in departmental offices.

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Improve your employment prospects by enriching your professional skills and gaining valuable insights and new perspectives through our internship programme.

Work experience placements

Gain valuable career experience and enhance your CV by applying for a work experience placement in the museum.