Working at Serpentine
Working at the Serpentine is a unique experience, with a diverse and exciting range of jobs from curatorial roles to fundraising, marketing, visitor experience, building operations, finance and HR.
Located in the heart of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, we offer the opportunity to work in a creative environment surrounded by art and nature.
We present a contemporary programme of exhibitions and events across two galleries in the park and multiple online projects, as well as the annual Pavilion commission which transforms the Serpentine site each summer. Our committed team welcomes a million visitors each year to the galleries, and a career at the Serpentine will give you the opportunity to get involved and champion our shared vision of free art for all.
At this time, we do not run internship programmes or work experience placements.
Find out more
- Applying for a role
We consider applications on an individual basis, assessing the requirements of the role against the experience and skills demonstrated by each applicant. In your application, please ensure that you outline how you meet the criteria detailed in the Person Specification contained within the Candidate Pack. This will help us get a good understanding of your skills and experience, and how you meet the requirements of the role.
To apply for a role follow the link and submit your:
- Covering letter
If you are shortlisted, you’ll hear from us within a couple of weeks of the closing date. You will be given full details as to the date, time, location and structure of the interview, and who you’ll be meeting on the day, so you know what to expect.
Due to the volume of applicants we are unable to provide feedback at application stage.
We particularly welcome applications from groups whose representation we wish to increase on the Serpentine team, including candidates who identify as people of colour, LGBTQ+, as well as candidates with visible or hidden disabilities. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the arts, and it is the right thing to do.
If you require a candidate pack in large font or require any adjustment to the recruitment procedure, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.
All candidate data will be treated in line with the Serpentine Data Policy.
Working at the Serpentine comes with a range of benefits to help you plan for the future, save money and enjoy life. This includes:
- 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
- Pension Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible working
- Career breaks
- Staff discount on Gallery merchandise and with onsite cafes and bookshop
- Discounted at entry at some museums
- Equality and diversity
The Serpentine has been a pioneering force in contemporary art since 1970. It offers artists space to share politically, socially and culturally relevant ideas. This extends to our working family, and we value the diversity of all our staff and the enrichment this brings to our work. We are committed to an inclusive and supportive environment for all who come to work with us. See our Equal Opportunities statement for more detail.
- Working here
The Serpentine is one of the world’s leading art galleries set across two sites in Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine North Gallery. We welcome a million visitors each year.
Each site hosts three exhibitions per year covering a range of disciplines including art, design, architecture, performance, events and community projects, as well as undertaking new experiments in art and technology. Every summer since 2000, we commission an international architect to design a temporary pavilion on the lawn of the Serpentine. It then functions as a café, meeting place and venue for summer entertainment.
We aim for a positive impact with all that we do, engaging our visitors with creative ideas and actively championing free access to art for everyone. Overall, we are proud that the Serpentine has been a free public art institution since it opened in 1970.