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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Current job opportunities at BMCo

The British Museum Company (BMCo) is a registered charity established in 1973 to encompass all commercial activity undertaken by the British Museum.

The British Museum Company employs staff to fulfil a number of activities including wholesale and retail, licensing, publishing and merchandise.

If there are no suitable vacancies, please check this page again in the future.

e-Commerce Marketing Executive 
BMCo (Online Shop Division)


The British Museum attracts over six million visitors a year and is one of the world’s greatest museums.

The British Museum Company is looking to recruit an e-Commerce Marketing Executive who will be responsible for all online marketing activities within the e-Commerce team. This is a unique opportunity for someone with online marketing experience looking for more responsibility and new challenges.

You must have good knowledge of online marketing techniques and experience with email, social media, paid search and affiliates. You will be expected to be a lead on all integrated marketing campaigns and PR campaigns.

Working as the e-Commerce Marketing Executive, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning, development and analysis for all campaign plans (email, ppc, social & affiliates)
  • Administration, maintenance and reporting
  • Keeping up to date with the latest techniques and practices

This is a great opportunity for a candidate to evolve in one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, while contributing to the growth of our commercial site.

For an application pack, please send an email with your contact details to recruitment@britishmuseum.org  

The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 25 September 2014.