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Creative Artworker
Part Time




£32,157 – £37,517 pa pr


2 months ago

We’re looking for a talented, passionate and practical Creative Artworker 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:
The ideal person will be someone who can balance a range of projects and move happily from typesetting object labels for a major exhibition, to creating the seasonal What’s On booklet or rolling a design concept out across an advertising campaign; to creating museum collateral within brand guidelines and packaging artwork to liaising with printers or applying vinyl lettering to ensure an exhibition opens on time and looks fantastic.

In addition to individual projects, we’re looking for someone who wants to contribute to the ongoing development of the studio and print unit by ensuring artwork files and records are comprehensive and ensure we maintain technical skills across the team by staying up to speed with new software, materials, techniques and production processes.

The ideal candidate will:
1. Show excellent design literacy and demonstrate quick understanding of the style and objectives of concepts.
2. Bring an excellent knowledge of different types of production and materials, in order to liaise with our in-house team and external printers.
3. Demonstrate proven experience of artworking a broad range of output, developing designs from an approved concept into a series of final assets.
4. Have experience handling typesetting amends according to client feedback and requirements.
5. Want to meticulously check artwork and ensure files are print or motion ready, including the liaison with printer and social teams to ensure accuracy of final output.
6. Have an excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (namely InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects) including fantastic typographic, image retouching and motion skills.
7. Be organised with the ability to work with both speed and accuracy.
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:
• Working to brand guidelines across different collateral
• Working from concept to develop a range of campaign layouts and assets
• Image retouch
• Digital / motion

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

Staff diversity networks

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.