London’s Victoria and Albert museum is recruiting a resident games designer.

The establishment has teamed up with Dundee’s University of  Abertay on the unusual venture, and the successful candidate will create  software inspired by its exhibits

V and A Museum

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The residency will run for six months in London followed by a stint in Dundee  and is open to all UK-based game developers with an interest in working on  software inspired by V&A exhibitions, particularly Britain  1500-1900.

“Games design is a growing industry in the UK and Britain is  now one of the leaders in the world in this field. It is a highly skilled form  of design that requires both creative and scientific skills,” V&A residency  co-ordinator Ruth Lloyd told Wired.

“The V&A’s first  games design residency is an exciting opportunity for the museum to recognise  and support this form of design and will offer a games designer access to  specialist expertise as well as use of the V&A’s extraordinary collections  as creative inspiration to produce new work.”

The successful candidate will have access to a monthly bursary and studio space, as well as assistance  from museum and university staff and an unnamed “industry  mentor”.

Applications must be submitted by February 8 and further  information is available on the V&A website.