Current job opportunities

Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. From the outset it was a museum of the world, for the world, and this idea still lies at the heart of the Museum's mission today. The collection tells the stories of cultures across the world, from the dawn of human history, over two million years ago, to the present. Objects range from the earliest tools made by humans and treasures from the ancient world to more recent acquisitions from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, as well as the national collections of prints and drawings, and coins and medals. In addition to work in London, the Museum takes part in an extensive programme of loans and tours, both across the UK and throughout the world. We are always looking for talented people to join us in jobs from visitor assistants to curators, scientists to administrators, sales assistants to fundraisers, whether they look after the collection, visitors or resources.

See all the latest vacancies below:

Current vacancies

How to apply

Please read the person specification thoroughly before completing the application form.

The Museum is unable to accept speculative CVs and calls from agencies.

Cultural sector opportunities

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award