This is an exciting time to be joining the V&A Digital Media and Publishing team, as the V&A takes root in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the opening of a new museum at Stratford Waterfront and a collections research centre at Here East (in 2023), and with the redesign of the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green (2022).
The Digital team plays an important role in the V&A’s multi-site future and will lead the design and development of a suite of new visitor-facing digital products and services, and a significant expansion to the V&A digital estate. Our award-winning website was revamped in 2016, and we have a rolling programme of improvements, including our collections online and a new website for the Museum of Childhood. We’re now looking to significantly expand the team.
The Digital Media team’s mission is to bring the V&A to life online and in our buildings. Our aim is to deliver a world-class digital experience that reflects the depth and breadth of the V&A’s collections and engages people with art and design. Our ambition is to turn more of the 15.7m visits to vam. ac. uk into visits to our museums, and to tell the incredible stories behind our collection of two million objects covering 5,000 years of human history.
Our Front-End Developers build beautiful, functional applications and features for the V&A’s digital estate. They are responsible for developing and maintaining front end functionality to improve performance, reliability and accessibility. As well as helping to deliver an ambitious product roadmap they develop online features that support our museums’ diverse exhibition programmes. That might involve developing new narrative components to tell stories about the collection, image viewers that help people zoom into object details or games that get people closer to our objects. Working closely with product designers, fullstack and server-side developers, our Front-End Developers improve and refactor existing features across our digital product portfolio.
It is the responsibility of all employees to be committed to health and safety and ensure familiarity with all the museum\'s health and safety policies and procedures. You should always be security conscious, ensure familiarity and co-operation with all museum security procedures and you must always wear a security pass when on museum premises.
You should promote equality and diversity in all aspects of your work by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly, with respect and dignity.
You should carry out any ad hoc duties as requested by appropriate managers within your department.
Hours: Net working hours (i.e. excluding meal breaks) are 36 per week
Annual leave: 28 days plus 8 days public holidays
Pension benefits: You will be automatically enrolled into the Museum’s Group Personal Pension Scheme. At the end of your probation period, you will be moved to an enhanced pension provision, which includes an employer contribution of 10%.
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