Print Production Manager

London (central base with four venues in Kensington, Bethnal Green and Stratford

Job summary

Victoria and Albert Museum
£33,000 - £36,000 dependent upon experience
Finishing, Pre-Press, Print Management, Printing, Printing - Digital Printing
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

You will be responsible for providing a high-quality print and installation service and output for the museum. The team specialises primarily in environmental display graphics and signage for our four museum venues across London. Working closely with design colleagues and also a range of teams and departments the team create everything from gallery labels and large print guides to temporary displays, wayfinding signage and more to provide finished print work for all galleries, exhibitions, displays, programmes, spaces and venues. 


The ideal person will be someone who can manage scheduling of print and install, devise options for print production, ensure exacting standards of quality and finish and push environmental standards across a range of design projects. This person will balance time between running the print team and. Liaising with clients alongside working on printing and install with the small team.


About the V&A 

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. It is home to over 5,000 years of human creativity, with world-class displays, exhibitions and events, and welcomes around 4 million visitors every year.  


The ideal person will be someone who has:


  1. Extensive proven experience running an environmental print production shop or team gained in a commercial printers or similar environment
  2. Experience managing production and client schedules across multiple complex projects simultaneously to optimize machine use, booking install schedules and manage conflicting deadlines. 
  3. Experience of procurement of print equipment and supplies, experience of managing print equipment supply, repair and maintenance
  4. Working knowledge of a range of print production and finishing - HP latex, vinyl cutter, laser essential with dry transfer, screen, DTM and Zund desirable. 
  5. Experience managing job traffic and bookings for print and install.
  6. Excellent working knowledge of latest version of Adobe CC, 
  7. Experience leading a small team and with track record of having foster an environment of teamwork, and continuous improve systems and processes for print production and management.
  8. Excellent knowledge of RIP print set-ups, large format latex printers and a range of print equipment and a solid working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign Illustrator and Photoshop
  9. Evidence of research and development of new methods of production

The V&A offers a range of employee benefits including 28 days annual leave, pension, an interest free season ticket or bicycle loan is available after three months. Free entrance to all the major museums and exhibitions in London as well as many others. Subsidised staff restaurant and discounts in V&A shops.



To apply please complete the online application at


Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight 30 May 2022.

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