It's easy to search and apply online for a vacancy at the Museum. Just register and keep your sign in details to follow up your application.
All job and volunteer applications should be made online using our online recruitment website. Students in Year 10 up to 18 years old can apply for our Work experience programme.
All complete applications are submitted for consideration and will receive an email acknowledgement.
The information you provide in your application is all we will use in deciding whether you will be shortlisted for an interview. Your application form is therefore important, so refer to our guidance to help you complete it effectively.
There is also Online application guidance below or you can download the Completing your application document.
If you're under 18 years old, refer to our Work experience programme for more information.
If you have difficulties processing your online application please Email us
At the Natural History Museum we value the diversity of our staff and volunteers and the benefits they bring to the organisation. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities.
If you have a disability and require assistance to attend an interview, please let us know in your application.
The Museum is committed to the Disability ‘two ticks’ symbol.
The Museum is proud to be recognised as an Investors in People (IiP) organisation. Download more information on the Investors in People standard PDF (8.2 KB)
All offers of employment and volunteering at the Museum are conditional upon completion of the following:
Every application we receive is personally reviewed. The Natural History Museum does not use automated screening tools.
Application forms are assessed to see how your skills, qualifications and experience relate to the vacancy. Those who best match the criteria will be selected for interview.
The interview panel is normally made up of 3 or 4 people. The format of the interview process may vary; further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.
Once the shortlisting process has been completed, we will let you know the outcome of your application by email.
Our volunteer programme is heavily over-subscribed. If you are not selected in the first instance, we will keep your application for 6 months and contact you if a similar opportunity arises.
If you have been selected for a volunteer project or internship, we will contact you by email to invite you to attend an informal interview.
At your informal interview meeting you will meet your volunteer manager(s) and key colleagues, see the working environment and any relevant collections, and also discuss your role.
If you have a disability and require assistance to attend an informal meeting, please let us know in your application.
Final selection decisions will be based on those who fully met the criteria and also those we feel can benefit most from the placement or opportunity.
The desired skills or experience required for each role or project will be clearly indicated on the volunteer role specification when you apply online.
If you're under 18 years old and interested in a placement here, you could consider our Work experience scheme.
Having difficulties? Please contact us and ask for a member of the recruitment or volunteering teams.
Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000
Applications for vacancies should be submitted online. We do not accept speculative CVs.