Re-opened after a £23.75 million transformation, the National Army Museum has a mission to tell the story of our Army and the people who have served in it. Through five thematic galleries and our innovative exhibition and events programme, the public can explore what it's like to be a soldier, find out why we fought in conflicts (past and present), and discover the impact the Army has had on our society.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and driven textiles conservator to work within the Collections Standards and Care team. They will be responsible for supporting the exhibitions programme with conservation and care of textiles items for display and storage. This will be guided by conservation, professional ethics, and national and international museum standards.
A recognised conservation qualification in a specialist area is essential, as is a willingness to keep up to date with the latest collections care practices and build expertise through research and formal training.
We are seeking to appoint a team member to work within the Collections Standards and Care team. They will be responsible for supporting the Museum’s gallery re-presentation programme and collections standards and care plans. In particular the safe de-installation and re-installation of collections objects within the Museum’s galleries and preparation work at our collections centre. They will assist in the care, movement, packing, storage, and access to the Museum’s collections using best practice to meet the Museum’s Strategic Plan.
Demonstrating your passion for our subject is essential, as is a willingness to understand the Museum’s subject matter. We also help everyone keep up to date with the latest collections care practices and build expertise through a variety of training.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Data Officer to assist in the management and development of the Museum’s information systems. The successful candidate will be focused on maximising efficiency and capitalising on the full features and benefits of the Museum’s systems, whilst taking into account all privacy issues surrounding these systems.
As part of the Museum’s Global Access Team, the post-holder will work closely with stakeholder departments, offering advice to management, and support to users from across the institution. In line with the Museum’s overarching digital strategy, they will champion the adoption and development of integrated information systems within the Museum.
We are seeking to appoint an ambitious professional to work and develop their skills in an innovative environment. The successful candidate will play an important role in the work of the Museum’s Technical Services Department and will help deliver technical support to Museum staff and support the audio-visual systems throughout the Museum.
The post-holder will be expected to participate in project work integral to the Museum’s continued strategic development, supporting an ambitious public engagement programme (including digital broadcasts), assist in digital transformation and the development of the Museum’s technical systems architecture.
Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt (unless specifically requested) or provide information on why an applicant has not been shortlisted.
Therefore, if you have not heard back from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. However, we are grateful for the interest you have shown.Application guidance notes Rewards and benefits
The National Army Museum employs staff in all of the specialist areas relating to our collections: Curatorial and Collections Management, Digital, Exhibitions and Interpretation, Learning, Photography and Image Library, and Public Programmes.
In addition, we have staff providing other services including Commercial and Visitor Experience, Computer and Technical Services, Development Fundraising, Facilities, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and Records Management.
The Museum employs around 80 members of staff in both full and part-time positions, who are located either in the Museum at Chelsea, or at our purpose-built storage and conservation facility at Stevenage. A team of volunteers supports our work.