Recruitment

We don’t hire often but when we do, we’re looking for creative individuals from all backgrounds to join our team, deliver our charity’s exciting mission and make a difference to our different communities.

The BGI’s mission 

The charity’s mission is to educate the public about the art, science, history and technology of videogames through running a museum, provision of education and research. Our diverse team of staff, trustees and advisory board works to:

  • Create unique interactive exhibitions about games culture
  • Inspire thousands of schoolchildren in engaging workshops
  • Reveal careers in the UK’s fastest growing creative industry
  • Encourage everyone to play and make games
Working at the BGI

We’re a growing, committed and diverse team working to create an innovative programme including our museum, multiple events and festivals, our award-winning learning programme and our new Vocational programme. We craft fun and educational experiences that change our different communities’ lives. We’re passionate about our art form and in this public- and media-facing role, knowledge of videogames is an important component.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and flexible working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. We can provide materials in alternate formats on request. Our offices are wheelchair accessible.

Current roles

Community Outreach Officer, National Videogame Museum

The BGI, charity number 1183530, is looking for a community outreach officer to liaise with local communities for the Level Up Project, which will develop a new community-led visitor experience for the National Videogame Museum with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The role will report directly to the Creative Director.

Job Title: Community Outreach Officer, Level Up
Accountable To: Creative Director
Location: The National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield (Role is Sheffield based, with some project specific travel required.)
Salary: £25,000 FTE
Contract: Part time fixed term for 12 months
Usual Working Pattern: 16 hours / 2 days a week, flexible

Applications should be emailed in the form of attached cover letter and CV to jobs@thenvm.org with the subject: Community Outreach Officer [your full name]

The deadline for applications is 10am Tuesday 07 June 2022

Access the full Community Outreach Officer job description here

Collections Assistant, National Videogame Museum

The BGI, charity number 1183530, is looking for a collections assistant to assist the National Videogame Museum in completing museum accreditation process, to support development of a more accessible collection, and to deliver a cataloguing project. The role will report directly to the Creative Director.

Job Title: Collections Assistant
Accountable To: Creative Director
Location: The National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield (Role is Sheffield based, with some project specific travel required.)
Salary: £20,000
Contract: Full time fixed term for 12 months
Usual Working Pattern: 40 hours / 5 days a week, flexible

Applications should be emailed in the form of attached cover letter and CV to jobs@thenvm.org with the subject: Collections Assistant [your full name]

The deadline for applications is 10am Tuesday 07 June 2022

Access the full Collections Assistant job description here

Grant Administrator, National Videogame Museum

The BGI, charity number 1183530, is looking for a grant administrator to oversee the Level Up Project, which will develop a new community-led visitor experience for the National Videogame Museum with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The role will report directly to the Creative Director.

Job Title: Grant Administrator, Level Up
Accountable To: Creative Director
Location: The National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield
Salary: £20,000 FTE
Contract: Part time fixed term for 12 months
Usual Working Pattern: 24 hours / 3 days a week, flexible

Applications should be emailed in the form of attached cover letter and CV to jobs@thenvm.org with the subject: Grant Administrator [your full name]

The deadline for applications is 10am Tuesday 07 June 2022

Access the full Grant Administrator job description here