The Museum employs around 1,400 people in a variety of roles, including 300 scientists and more than 500 volunteers.
We are always looking for talented people to help maintain the Museum’s status as a renowned scientific institution and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.
How to apply for a role at the Museum
Apply through our recruitment homepage:
- search our current vacancies and select the role you want to apply for
- you will need to register with the Museum to apply for a role
- once registered, you can log in and will be guided through your application
- make a note of your login details as you will need these to follow up your application(s) or update your contact details
- once you submit a complete application we will send you an acknowledgement email
Before starting at the Museum, all potential employees, volunteers, interns and work experience students must:
- pass security clearance
- pass occupational health clearance
- provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK
- provide references covering their last three years’ employment
There are many benefits available to Museum staff and volunteers:
- free entry to the Museum’s paid exhibitions
- free entry to a wide range of other museums in the UK
- 20 per cent discount in the Museum shop, as well as the Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum shops
- 10 complimentary tickets to temporary exhibitions for friends and family
- invitations to Museum parties
- access to our lectures, seminars and Nature Live events
- a Sports and Social Association offering a variety of activities (a small membership fee applies)
- employee assistance programme for all Museum staff and volunteers, and their families and partners
For permanent or fixed term Museum staff
Permanent employees receive some extra benefits from the Museum:
- annual leave (27.5 days from 1 February to 31 January plus eight bank holidays for full-time staff).
- learning and development opportunities.
- paid course fees and study leave for relevant qualifications.
- in-house training programmes such as coaching skills, presentation skills, project management and management development.
- funding for external conferences and membership to relevant professional bodies.
- interest-free loans for staff on contracts more than 12 months to buy season tickets and/or bicycles.
- childcare vouchers scheme, run by Edenred services.
- eye care voucher scheme, where permanent staff who use a computer screen for more than one hour per day can receive a free eye test (also applies to volunteers).
- enrolment into the Museum's pension scheme, a salary sacrifice scheme provided by FriendsLife, part of AVIVA (minimum employee contribution 4% of salary, deducted directedly from salary payments, matched by an 8% Museum contribution)
Diversity and disability
The Museum welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities. We are also accredited by Investors in People.
If you have a disability and require assistance to attend an interview, please let us know in your application.