Jobs & volunteering

Would you like to work on an inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site, including four unique and fascinating attractions – National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen’s House?

At Royal Museums Greenwich we want to foster a spirit of inclusive and collaborative working, valuing expertise, diversity and innovation. If you want to be part of this then please see our current job opportunities below, including work experience and volunteering roles.

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Passionate about maritime history, astronomy, art or architecture? Find out about opportunities to support Royal Museums Greenwich through volunteering.

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Work experience 

We welcome students from a variety of levels. Please send us your CV, a covering letter outlining your area of interest and available dates, plus a completed Microsoft Office document iconenquiry form


Please note: The Royal Observatory Greenwich only accepts summer applications. All placements for summer 2018 have now been filled. The deadline for summer placements 2019 is the end of December.

The Collections Management Department will not be hosting placements from August 2017 till April 2018.

Artist commissioning

The National Maritime Museum are opening four new permanent galleries in autumn 2018 and are commissioning an artist to create work to represent the nation’s connection to the sea for the Sea Things Gallery.
  • The Artist will produce six works one for each of the six fixed, elevated ‘boxes’ of curiosity that will be an attractor at the entrance to the new Sea Things gallery. The pieces will draw on over 1500 stories and memories gathered from people around the country during the Maritime Memories Machine tour.
  • The artist is expected to study and interpret the thousands of memories and connections to the sea collected from the tour to use as inspiration. Artists are invited to apply by 2 February 2018, any questions please email by 5pm 6 February 2018.
Please download attached brief for details for how to apply. The project galleries and commission are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please watch the film about the Maritime Memories Machine project to help with your application