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3D Designer
Part Time




£38,077 – £44,424 pa pr


2 months ago

The V&A Design studio is looking for a talented, passionate and imaginative Part 2 qualified architectural assistant/designer to join our team.

About The V&A:
The V&A is a family of museums dedicated to the power of creativity. Our mission is to champion design and creativity in all its forms, advance cultural knowledge, and inspire makers, creators and innovators everywhere.

We share a 5,000-year-old story of creativity through exhibitions, events, educational programmes, digital experiences, conservation, research, and an ever-evolving national collection of over 2.8m objects spanning every creative discipline.

Our small design studio has a portfolio of exciting projects including blockbuster exhibitions, temporary and permanent gallery displays. The studio is fast-paced, collaborative and hands-on, working iteratively with curators, consultants and collaborators to design distinctive and meaningful experiences for the public.

What we’re looking for:
We are looking for a talented designer, qualified to part-2 with concept design and fabrication/construction experience to become part of our team. You will closely collaborate with the lead architects on larger projects and will also have small projects of your own to run.

In this role you will develop designs from concept through to completion, producing diagrams, sketches, 3d CAD and physical models, visuals, design presentations, drawing package submissions, specifications and schedules. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects from concepting and pitches, to construction on site, internal design reviews and improving studio systems and standards.

The ideal candidate will:
1. Demonstrate conceptual thinking, curiosity and an abundance of design ideas.
2. Be an excellent designer with strong research, concepting, design, modelling and technical drawing skills and an appreciation for the detail required to realise world-class projects.
3. Highly organised, able to work both independently and in a small team, and comfortable taking on responsibility with a meticulous and proactive mindset.
4. Be an expert in Vectorworks (3D essential), Rhino, Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and MS Office.
5. Showcase impeccable Photoshop visualisation skills; rendering compelling visuals to communicate a design ambition and output.
6. Able to liaise with the consultant design team to collaborate and progress design development
7. Have an enthusiasm for making and a good understanding of construction methods and detailing.
8. Bring excellent communication skills to maintain good relationships with our range of internal clients and ensure communication between the design studio and print unit on planned works, timelines and completed artworks.
We work to ensure everyone can explore, be energised by and see themselves in the V&A, because difference fuels creativity and the V&A belongs to us all.
The V&A is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and would particularly welcome applicants from currently under-represented groups, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

Please include a non-expiring weblink/download to your portfolio, within the statement section of the application.

Your portfolio should include:
• Examples of technical drawings and documents that you personally have created
• Projects that clearly demonstrate your approach to design.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Our mission is to be recognised as the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people’s lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience. We strive to make the V&A matter to more people and in that context we work to the following six strategic objectives:

  • To create a world class visitor and learning experience across all V&A sites and collections.
  • Focus and deepen the relevance of our collections to the UK creative and knowledge economy.
  • Expand the V&A’s international reach, reputation and impact.
  • To operate with financial and organisational initiative and efficiency.
  • Showcase the best of digital design and deliver an outstanding digital experience.
  • Diversify and increase private and commercial funding sources.

Generous pension scheme

29 days plus bank holidays

Flexible working​

Tickets to V&A exhibitions

Subsidised staff canteen

25% discount in V&A shops

Give as you earn scheme

Bicycle loan

Interest-free season ticket

Interest-free rental deposit loan

Free safety checks and small repairs to your bike with Doctor Bike

Wide range of training and professional development opportunities

Employee Assistance Programme

At the V&A, we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for all and strive to go above and beyond public duty placed upon us by the Equality Act 2010.  As such, we are delighted to share that we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. The V&A makes the following commitments to all applications:

  • The Guaranteed Interview Scheme – Interviewing applicants with a disability who successfully evidence the essential criteria on a person specification and consider them on their abilities;
  • Providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process.
  • Making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job.
  • Supporting employees and adjustments during employment.